Banish Your Mask-ne and Improve Your Skin!
- Posted on: May 5 2021
Mask acne (also called “maskne”) has become an issue for so many of us. Wearing masks for long periods of time combined with stress and other factors are creating an outbreak of acne across the country. So what can you do about it?
Here are some tips to help prevent and treat the dreaded maskne:
1. Wear less makeup. Makeup can combine with humidity under the mask to create breakouts. Reducing the amount of makeup you wear can help prevent pimples from forming. The less makeup you wear under the mask the better!
2. Wash and replace your masks. Bacteria can grow inside masks, then get transferred to your skin. Washing cloth masks and regularly replacing disposable masks are a must.
3. Cleanse your face daily. It’s super important to wash your face every night to clean off the day’s worth of grime, oil, makeup, and pollution. Not doing so will clog your pores and definitely increase your risk of breakouts.
4. Try acne stickers. New pimples are caused by multiple factors, one of which is inflammation. Several companies create small adherent pads that can be placed over the pimple overnight to reduce redness and help shrink it down. HERE is one to check out on Amazon.
5. Use a retinoid. Retinoids like Retin-A and retinol are great for preventing acne. They increase cellular turnover, reduce inflammation, and can even help smooth wrinkles. If your acne issues are severe, I recommend consulting with a dermatologist for a prescription retinoid like Retin-A. If they are minor, then my YOUN Beauty Retinol Moisturizer is a great, gentle option. It’s our top seller. Check it out HERE.
6. Take your mask off every once in a while. Humidity can build up inside masks (especially N95 masks), so taking it off and allowing your skin to be exposed to air can be helpful in reducing maskne. Just make sure to do it when you’re not in close proximity to someone!
I hope these simple tips help you reduce your risk of breakouts!
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Episode #236 – New Cosmetic Treatments I’m Trying Out with Dr. Anthony Youn – Eyelid crepiness. Loose skin of the tummy and arms. Unwanted hair. Cellulite.
These are just a few of the cosmetic issues that I’m covering on today’s episode. I’ve brought some of the newest treatments and technology to YOUN Plastic Surgery, and on this podcast I’m revealing them to you, along with an honest opinion of what I think of them.
If you like to be on the cutting edge of cosmetic medicine (without the cutting), then this episode is for you.
Episode #235 – Holistic Pelvic Health – How to Deal with the Changes that Happen “Down There” with Dr. Betsy Greenleaf – Menopause and perimenopause bring with them major changes to the pelvic region, specifically to the vagina. The vaginal walls can thin and atrophy, making intercourse difficult and even painful. There is also an increase in recurrent vaginitis and urinary tract infections. So what causes these changes to occur, and what can you do about them or even prevent them from becoming a problem?
She’ll give us the latest information on holistic health of the pelvic region, including why changes in pH and bacteria inside the vagina can create major impacts.
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