As the weather warmed, the sebaceous glands in the mask became an optimal environment for trouble. Due to the friction caused by the use of the mask, the pores are clogged, sebum discharge is not smooth, and the temperature and humidity increase caused by the mouth, etc., creates swelling of the cells, acne in the mask worsens, and the number of people who come in has increased.
Recently, the American Society of Skin Sciences(AAD)named acne in masks “Maskne”and reported on several ways to avoid it.
First, we recommend that you leave a break when using the mask. Using a mask for 4 hours helps the skin to have 15 minutes of mask removal time. Of course, it is possible to talk in a space where there are no people around, but if there is a problem in the mask, you need to try to take the time to take it off.
Second, when using a mask, preferably the skin in the mask should avoid tonal makeup. The mask-covered skin is a good condition for acne because the pores are clogged with tonal makeup and mouth. It is also helpful to choose a product that is labeled 'non-comedogenic'if you need to do tonal makeup.
Third, if you have acne, do not squeeze or tear it off. Because it can lead to scarring. If you have a habit of ripping, it is also a way to paste a patch of hydrocolloid preparation to help you regenerate without ripping. Recently, patches containing ingredients that help with acne, such as Benzoyl peroxide and tea tree oil, have also been released. If you glue the patch in a messy state, it is better to wash it clean and attach it, because the inflammation can be worse due to bacterial proliferation.
Fourth, when using a mask too tight and tight, it is necessary to choose a product of a size that can be used to a moderately comfortable extent, because continuous friction can break the skin barrier. When using a cloth mask, it is recommended to wash and use the mask. This is because you need to remove the sweat and bacteria attached to the mask as you do daily cleansing. When washing, using a fragrance-free and hypoallergenic laundry detergent can reduce skin irritation. Mask formulations are smooth and non-irritating with cotton or silk, and formulations such as nylon, polyester, and rayon are good to avoid.
Fifth, because of acne, it is better to avoid the use of excessive peeling gel, etc. This is because the skin barrier can be broken and you can experience sensitivity and trouble at the same time. It is also recommended to use moisturizers to protect the skin barrier. In the event of acne, the use of moisturizers is often stopped, and several times a day is necessary to maintain the skin protective film. For oily skin, it is better to use a lotion or gel type of light moisturizer, and for dry skin, apply a lotion or cream formulation of moisturizer thinly.
Finally, it is not good to stop applying sunscreen with a mask. When acne occurs, it undergoes a process of pigmentation after acne inflammation, because with more UV exposure, it can turn blacker. The mask has no UV blocking function. It is recommended to use a non-sticky formulation of sunscreen for skin types where skin coloring is good, because it is blocked only by a single layer of membrane.
The mask is necessary, but it is necessary to adjust the use of each according to the skin condition. Be careful that the temperature rises, the skin in the mask is not comfortable.