Skincare Products to Treat "Maske"

In today’s new world, a term called maskne has unfortunately become a trending topic. This occurs when sweat, oil, and bacteria become trapped in the skin from wearing a mask. Maskne can affect any skin type, whether you are dry, oily, normal, or combination. The good news is that skinfo® offers great products for your daily routine that will help treat and combat against maskne.

Cleansing the skin twice a day is the start of your defense against maskne. Starting off with a entle exfoliating cleanser helps shed dead skin cells and soften the skin. The Revision® Papaya Enzyme Cleanser (6.7 oz) has a blend of salicylic acid and papaya enzymes to mildly exfoliate without irritating the skin. This cleanser also brightens a dull complexion. Gentle enough for everyday use, this cleanser is often used in our Advanced Dermatology treatment room and smells amazing. If you can avoid wearing makeup, please do so, but if you need to wear makeup, be sure to remove it at night before starting the cleansing process. Just using a cleanser alone is not effective in thoroughly removing the makeup. It will only push the makeup, dirt, and oil around on your face. La Roche - Posay® Effaclar Facial Wipes (25 ct) are great to remove makeup and hydrate the skin before using a cleanser. They are alcohol-free and nonirritating.

Another great product to add to your routine is the Epionce® Lytic Tx (1.7 oz). This retexturizing lotion is a salicylic acid treatment that clears the pores and improves skin texture. You can use it on the T-Zone area to reduce the blackheads that can occur as a result of maskne, or you may use it all over the skin. This product is also great for milia.

Keeping your skin properly moisturized while wearing a mask all day can be challenging. Lightweight, oil-free moisturizers are a great option for those who are prone to break-outs. The skinfo® Vita Lite Moisturizer (1.6 oz) is packed with antioxidants such as green tea polyphenols to help decrease redness, and vitamins A, C, and E to maintain the health of your skin.

Sunscreen is an essential part of your skincare routine. Even while wearing a mask, it is so important to wear SPF with at least 5% zinc every day. EltaMD® Clear 46 SPF (1.7 oz) is an oil-free, lightweight sunscreen great for maskne prevention. It also contains niacinamide, which helps strengthen the skin barrier while managing acne and rosacea.

On top of your daily routine, it is also a good idea to give your skin additional love and care to fight off maskne. The SkinCeuticals® Clarifying Clay Mask (2.4 oz) contains kaolin clay, which pull impurities and decongests the skin. Bentonite clay helps to detoxify, and alpha hydroxy acid blend removes dead skin cells. This is a great treatment mask to use weekly.

Although anyone and everyone can be affected by maskne, it is something

that can, fortunately, be treated by using the right products, consistency, and consulting with a professional. You can visit us in-store, give us a call, or shop online at

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