7 Tips From A Nurse To Prevent Maskne
by Nicole Roby
Let’s talk How To Prevent Maskne! Maskne is that new development of “Oh my word, what is that on my face”! It’s acne from wearing our new-normal face accessory, “The Face Mask”
SpaGirlNicole’s 7 “How To Prevent Maskne” Tips
1 Use A Clean Mask Daily
Preventing maskne starts by wearing a clean mask on a daily basis. Don’t re-wear the same mask multiple days in a row.
2 Change Masks Frequently
Are you working long hours in your mask? Change it throughout the day, this will prevent maskne. The same mask all day long is harboring millions of little bacteria from your mouth and natural oils from your skin and everything else you’ve put on for the day. I change my mask probably 5 times a day! (I’m a germaphobe so there).
3 Don’t Wear Foundation
Love Makeup? Maybe take a chill pill on that. If you want to prevent maskne, try a little tinted moisturizer if you don’t feel confident without anything on. Here’s a few of Jenni’s Favorite Tinted Moisturizer/SPFs. Focus on the eyes: brows, mascara, and shadow. This will minimize your maskne outbreaks.
4 Stop touching your face!
5 Cleanse Your Skin Regularly
Washing away the surface bacteria from your skin is a crucial step to prevent maskne. A proper routine is crucial! Be sure to wash your face in the AM and PM, no exceptions with a high quality cleanser! This has always been important but it’s even more important now. It’s also suggested to wash your face or use a facial mist or toner with a tissue after you take off your mask to whisk away any surface bacteria.
6 Get A Facial
Get a facial every 4-6 weeks post quarantine and then get on a schedule of every 8-10 weeks. (Whatever works for your time and your budget, just do it!)
7 Use Good Skin Care Products
Purchase the right professional products to assist you in the maintenance of your home care. What you were using might not be the best for your new skin condition. Seek professional help from an esthetician, not your neighbor selling stuff in her dining room.
About Spa Girl Nicole
Nicole Roby, RN, LE. Manager at Life Spa + Esthetics Trainer + L+A Trade Show Rock Star
You may recognize Nicole from one of our IESCS trade show booths; she was a rockstar support for us! She’s a registered nurse and a licensed esthetician.
Nicole is the spa manager at LifeSpa a brand ambassador for Circadia and an esthetic educator.
Her IG account will inspire you, motivate you and simply make you smile every morning with her motivational posts. We love you Spa Girl Nicole! @spagirlnicole
If you want to know more about how professionals suggest to treat acne at home that can help to prevent maskne, here’s an excerpt from our Advice From Our Experts Column
How To Treat Acne At Home?
“Home care is the most important part in acne treatment and can be a confusing subject as there are many misleading marketing terms printed on skin care products and makeup. I have seen many products touting that they are “noncomedogenic” or “non pore clogging” with pore clogging ingredients in the deck. Remember that these are marketing terms and are not regulated by any organization to hold them accountable to their claims.
Studying ingredients and researching the comedogenicity scale is essential to knowing what is safe for use on an acne prone skin. Don’t forget to check your hair care and makeup products too! This can seem overwhelming at first, but once you start investigating, you’ll become more fluent and hopefully excited to dig in.
Using the appropriate acne products is also important. Not all acne conditions and skin types are the same, and not every clients regimen will look the same either. When starting a client on a new active such as an Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide product, it is important to do a sensitivity test. Because many acne sufferers have tried products, and given up when they only saw irritation and no results, it is important to take a progressive approach when beginning active acne products.”