Over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions are slowly but surely lifting. However, a lot of the restrictions are still in place from mandatory masks in most public spaces and a lot of workers remain working from home. As our lifestyle has drastically changed, our skincare routine needs to adapt in turn.
Maskne stands for face-mask induced acne. Face masks can wreak havoc on your skin due to bacteria transferring from your mask onto your skin and the friction of the mask causing irritation. This can lead to irritated and congested skin, creating acne around the lower half of your face. Especially as the weather warms up, the humidity and moisture trapped in the mask can lead to further irritation. Maskne can be combatted by simply taking good care of your mask. Avoid re-using disposable masks and ensure you are storing your mask safely and away from any bacteria.
SPF at home
SPF is often the skin’s forgotten friend. Although a lot of us are spending more time at home, SPF is still a daily necessity to protect your skin from UV rays, even inside the home. Particularly in the summer, where the sun is out for longer hours, applying sun protection will help reduce the long-term appearance of wrinkles or dull skin.
Ultraiser P1 device
Taking care of your skin at home can also help to minimise the impact of mask-related acne and ease the general stress of the pandemic. The Ultraiser P1 device can help to re-surface your skin, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by using focused ultrasound to target below the skin and stimulate the production of collagen. Completely portable and ergonomic, this can be used at home easily without the stress of attending a spa appointment or the risk of invasive surgery.