These are unprecedented times we are living in...and the last thing we need to deal with is acne issues or blemishes related to wearing a mask everyday! We are here to offer suggestions, and help you clear up your skin!
What is "MASKNE"?
Maskne is a real problem brought on by wearing mask coverings. Many materials don't breathe well and "trap" bacteria under the mask. This potentiates bacteria breading on the skin, which creates blemishes, acne, and cysts.
HOW TO NATURALLY & EFFECTIVELY TREAT IT?
It is imperative to cleanse skin before retiring at night, then once again in the AM.
•Start with a good makeup remover (may we suggest our Exotic Micellar Makeup Remover, a bi-phase cleanser that effectively removes makeup). If you wear makeup.this will serve as a first cleanse, effectively removes pigments and oils.
•Follow up with a second cleanser that will wash away the dead cellular debris and bacteria. Use gentle circular motions around face/neck, paying attention to areas around and on nose, mouth, and chin.
•Follow up with a toner (we like our Edelweiss Citrus-Mint Purifying Toner). Refreshingly infused with Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, and Lemongrass. Sweep gently over skin with a cotton pad.
Edelweiss Purifying Toner Highlights:
- Niacinimide (Vitamin B3): studies have shown that Niacinamide has the potential to act as an antioxidant, may improve epidermal barrier function, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, decrease appearance of redness/blotchiness and pore size.
- White Willow Bark: naturally contains salicylic acid (a BHA or Beta Hydroxy Acid) that help to exfoliate dead skin cells, revealing fresh new clear skin.
- Lemongrass: helps minimize larger pores.
•Finish with a treatment product that will absorb easily and not clog pores.
•We recommend UltraPure Cosmetics ReversAge Rx. A very effective nighttime retinol treatment that will actively help clear clogged pores, brighten and refine skin, resurface and improve skins texture, and quickly heal blemishes and cysts.
For day: we recommend Hydra-Lipid Rx, a lightweight serum for the thirstiest dehydrated skin types, who need hydation. Coming soon: our newest product launch Drenched In Moisture. an nutrient-rich airless creme that absorbs easily.
- Cleanse using tepid water, never hot.
- Don't be too aggressive with a wash cloth
- Don't pick at your face, and don't squeeze cysts or blemishes, as scarring could result.
While wearing a mask, less may be more. Go back to the basics and reduce your chemical load on skin. Loose Mineral Makeup is the answer. UltraPure's loose mineral makeup contains just 5 ingredients. It is also both gluten and soy free.
• Flawless Finish Foundation is the perfect makeup for Maskne. It provides excellent coverage, reduces redness, and heals skin! We can't recommend this enough! Not to mention that it does offer some sun protection, and it goes on in 5 minutes or less. Plus skin looks beautiful and luminous! What could be better! Still our #1 foundation after 16 years!.
•Matte Setting Powder: we love Amino-Silk Translucent because it's great for all skin types. it is adapogenic; meaning, if the skin is oily, it will absorb any excess oil. If it is dry, it will provide hydration. The best of all worlds. Plus the silk contains 18 nutrient-rich amino acids that are easily absorbed.
Agave Lip Nectar for dry, cracked, irritated sore lips. Contains a blend of natural waxes and oils and a polyglyceride complex made from sunflower seed oils. Clinically proven to increase hydration by 25%.