Due to the high spread of coronavirus in recent years wearing masks has become so important to protect ourselves from this disease. So due to wearing masks for a longer period, many people develop acne, breakouts, and different types of skin concerns. This new emerging skin issue is known as Maskne and the name shows that it is caused due to wearing a mask for a long time. Learn about the Tips to Avoid and Treat Maskne the New Acne in Islamabad by reading the following blog.
When we wear a mask for a very long time then due to constant rubbing, pressure, and friction the pores become clogged or infections occur in the hair follicles and acne breakouts develop on our skin. Wearing a mask can also cause excessive sweating and builds of dirt which leads to bacterial infection. And people who have acne-prone skin or had rosacea in the past are at higher risk of developing cysts and that condition can be more painful and can also form scars on the face.
Wearing a mask for many hours builds up the bacteria on the skin surface and when we rub the mask with our skin then due to friction skin itching occurs. Other types of skin problems also occur such as:
- Skin natural PH changes
- Skin irritation occurs
- Yeast overgrowth on the skin
- Clogged and large open pores
- Increase in the number of breakouts
- Your skin becomes prone to whiteheads
- Skin rashes occur
It is best to take precautionary measures before the onset of the problem. Following are some easy tips and tricks to help you reduce the chance of maskne:
- It is best to wash your face before wearing the mask so your face does not have excess oil and dirt on the face
- Keep your skin moisturized so it will soften the skin’s surface and will reduce the chance of friction
- You should skip the makeup before wearing the mask and keep your look natural
- Do not wash your face with soaps containing high amounts of the chemical in it as chemical products can cause an allergic reaction
- Use masks made of soft material such as silk or nylon
- Make sure you wear a mask that fits you well and is not too tight as it can clog the pores
- Cleanse your skin daily if you wear a mask frequently to prevent your skin from building up bacteria
- Wash your hands before wearing the mask
- Use a clean face mask to avoid bacterial infection
- Always wash your face after removing your mask
- You can use a silk barrier if you have acne-prone skin
- Take a break from wearing a mask after every 3 hours
- Use sunscreen before wearing your mask
By following the above tips you can prevent the Maskne. These tips are given by the best dermatologists which you can follow if you do not want this skin condition.
If you have developed maskne then you must visit the skin expert so that he chooses the best Acne Scar Treatment in Islamabad for you. Some of the treatment options include:
If you have developed mild acne then the skin expert will suggest topical creams and especially retinoid. Retinoid play an important role in drying out the pimple and will help you get clear skin in very little time. Other types of medications include benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and azelaic acid which help in killing the bacteria which accumulate after wearing a mask for too long.
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There are different types of lasers such as ablative and non-ablative. The skin expert will select the laser treatment which is best for your skin. During the laser treatment a special laser device is used which releases laser light of a specific wavelength, the laser light will heat the skin surface which will boost the natural healing process of the skin. And new and healthy collagen will be formed as a result your acne will clear out in a few days. It is considered the best professional treatment to get rid of maskne as it is non-invasive and painless.
A chemical peel is known for its peeling power and giving smoother and clear skin. As there are different types of chemical peels the skin expert will choose according to the skin type. The chemical peel works by peeling off the damaged surface and gives us acne-free skin in just a few sessions. You should choose an expert for the chemical peel as if the type is not selected rightly then it can burn your skin.
If you have developed large acne cysts then these injections can work for you. Some people developed large or deep acne, so the skin expert usually selects this type of treatment. You may need a few shots of cortisone injections to get rid of that stubborn acne on the skin. These injections are sometimes combined with other types of acne treatment to get rid of maskne which is the new acne.
The results depend on the type of treatment you have selected to get rid of acne. In the case of topical treatment, you will have to use the creams at regular intervals to see the results. And in the case of in-office treatments, you will see the results in just a few sessions. Follow the preventive measures along with the treatment procedure to get the best results and avoid any type of acne in the future. The mild acne will fade away in a few days and if you have developed a severe maskne then you will need to wait several weeks to see the results. The skin expert will also give you some tips after the treatment so you can get the best results.
If you have developed acne breakouts due to excess wearing of a mask and looking for its treatment. Then make sure you choose a highly skilled skin expert so that he chooses the best treatment method for you. Tell all your desired goals, and skin problems to him so that he performs the treatment in the right way. Do a little research before choosing a skin expert to avoid any complications in the future.
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People who wear masks and whose skin is sensitive and prone to acne then they have higher chances of developing acne and cysts. Firstly you should follow preventive measures but if that does not work for you then you can go for its treatment. At the Glamorous Clinic, we have different types of acne treatment performed by highly skilled dermatologists and skin care experts. They use the latest techniques and treatment procedures to help you achieve the desired results. Always remember that acne is a temporary skin condition and will fade away if the right type of treatment is selected.