Posted by Jen Min Tan on 24th Aug 2020
Medical experts have confirmed that wearing a face mask while stepping out of the home is one of the effective ways to keep oneself safe from the Coronavirus and curb its spread. Wearing a mask out in public hasn't posed any real problems for most people, aside from mild annoyance. But for those with sensitive skin, masks have brought about an irritating condition:"Maskne", or acne cause by wearing a mask.
Acne Mechanica is a form of acne that is triggered due to excess heat, friction, pressure or rubbing of the skin. It is quite common in students, soldiers and athletes and can develop on the face or other areas of the body like the back and shoulders. The acne varies in appearance from tiny blackheads to red inflamed pustules.
Causes Of Mask Acne or "Maskne"
Ways To Prevent Maskne
Importance Of Good Cleanser
Good quality, simple skincare does not have to be expensive fancy products. Just use light, gentle cleansers, not oily and not harsh. Avoid anything with SLS or Paraben, which is a harsh sulphate that really strip the skin of its natural oils and impairs the barrier. Here are some of our recommendations.
If you have to wear makeup under your mask, make sure you use a cleanser which is gentle on your skin but can still remove all your makeup thoroughly. Fresh Line Micellar Cleansing Water is powered by tiny micelles that act like a magnet to remove impurities and makeup, leaving the skin clean, calm and moisturized. Calendar and Chamomile extracts have soothing and comforting properties. Cucumber water hydrates and protects the skin. It has the same PH with skin and helps maintain its protective shield which wards off impurities while providing antioxidant protection. It's easy to use, just with a cotton pad with the Micellar Water, then wipe across the face, eyes and lips. No rinsing is required.
If a gentle everyday cleanser is what you are looking for, Fresh Line 3 in 1 Lavender Cleansing Foam is for you. It 1. cleanses 2. removes light make up 3. soothes and is suitable for all skin types. The liquid cleanser transforms into a lavish soft foam when pumped out of the bottle gently removing make up and impurities without stripping moisture. Ultra gentle sulphate fee, non irritating with extracts of Lavender and Linden tea offer soothing anti-inflammatory and purifying properties to the skin. Linseed provides a wealth of skin benefits as it contains fatty acids that keep skin smooth, preventing dehydration while offering antioxidant protection from environmental stressors. To use just pump a small amount and apply on wet skin and massage gently. Rinse well.
For skin which is prone to irritations, allergies and redness or even someone who is not sure about their skin type the Fresh Line Demetra Skin Salve Face & Body Wash might just be the one for you. It cleans out impurities and dirt without dehydrating the skin. Formulated with a blend of herbal extracts and essential oils that provide anti-inflammatory, calming and mild antibacterial properties. The Chamomile essential oil provides soothing action and offers an immediate relief on irritated skin. It is also enriched with Evening Primrose Oil and Aloe that hydrates and calms inflamed skin. Its soothing formula makes it suitable for all skin types, so the whole family can enjoy the benefits. To use just lather on wet skin and rinse well.
If you have acne prone skin then Hermes Skin Salve Clarifying Face Wash is perfect for you. This is an advanced purifying cleanser specially formulated for acne prone skin. It is free from synthetic foaming agents and removes excess oiliness without over drying the skin. It is enriched with a variety of antibacterial essential oils such as Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Thyme and antiseptic botanical extracts that prevent breakouts. It contains Salicylic Acid that removes dead cells and prevents pore blockage. Green Clay cleanses and detoxifies the skin while the vitamin complex offers antioxidant protection and boosts skin immunity.
If you prefer an all natural detox and deep cleansing soap then Loles Activated Charcoal Soap will be the one for you. Made with all natural activated wood charcoal, it provides a natural detox by absorbing dirt and oil to help eliminate and relieve acne and other problems. Formulated with the highest grade of natural ingredients, vitamin rich Shea Butter and Olive Oil, plus Tomato and Carrot powder to nourish and rejuvenate skin. Gentle enough for everyday use.
All the products listed here are free from Parabens, SLS, SLES, Phthalate and Colouring. You can visit us at our retail store at Thomson Plaza #01-26 or shop on our online store https://www.riwhomespa.com.