Are you dealing with more breakouts lately?

Do you find yourself getting more breakouts lately? Well the culprit may be—your mask combined with stress. If there is one common skincare complaint I receive from dealing with this pandemic, it has to be “maskne.” For those of you who don’t know, “maskne” is another phrase for mask acne. The requirement for everyone is to wear a mask to prevent Covid transmission to others and to protect ourselves of course. However, wearing masks for long hours can cause congestion and breakouts to form.

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We are living in hard times. Never in a million years did I think we would have to deal with a global lockdown. It has definitely been an adjustment for us all to say the least. I am sure we will be in a better position a year from now. However, if there is one thing I learned from ths pandemic, it is to never take anything for granted again. I have never been more thankful for my blessings and never take anything for granted.

 

Glymed Plus Professional Skinare will help treat your acne

Today I will be sharing with you my favorite skincare products from Glymed Plus line. They are a professional skincare line that estheticians use in their spas to treat a wide array of skin issues successfully. I starteed using their gentle facial cleanser and Oxygen pore cleanser and I am so happy with how well their products work. Glymed Plus products are pharmaceutical grade as well. To get access to their amazing products just click on the links provided below.

How to treat “maskne’ 

 

1. Wash your face twice a day

Wearing a mask all day can reduce oxygen flow and create a breeding ground of bacteria. Make sure you are washing your face twice a day. Glymed Plus his ultra-gentle cleanser instantly dissolves makeup, oil and debris on the skin. This product not only provides a deep clean but it contains vitamin E to help tackle environmental toxins and irritants. It also can brighten dark spots.

Shop Glymed Plus Mega-Purifying Cleanser HERE.

⁣2. Apply a clean, breathable mask

If you wear a cloth mask, wash it between each use.  There are various types of masks out there, but make sure you choose a fabric that is breathable like 100% cotton. Freethink states (Freethink.com)  “Fabrics with tighter weaves and thicker threads have been shown to block respiratory droplets more effectively than those with looser weaves and thinner threads. Masks with two layers of fabric are more effective than those with just one layer, and those with three layers are better than two.” If you are wearing a disposable mask, make sure you apply a new one each time.” ⁣

⁣3. Use an alcohol-free toner or⁣ benzoyl peroxide acne treatment

Wearing a mask for several hours causes bacteria to breed.⁣ There is lack of oxygen from wearing a mask, so it is important to prevent the formualtion of new breakouts.
The best way to combat this is by spot treating breakout prone areas with benzoyl peroxide medication such as Glymed’s Skin Medication No. 5. This medication is an effective topical treatments for inflamed and non inflamed acne. Once on the skin, benzoyl peroxide reduces bacteria by adding oxygen to the pores, causing peeling and loosening of the acne plug that has dead skin cells and oil. Using benzoyl peroxide regularly can help prevent bacteria in pores.
You can also remove excess oil and prevent clogged pores by using an alcohol free medicated toner. Toners help balance the PH levels of your skin and restore optimal skin barrier levels. Glymed Plus Skin Astringent No. 5 is an energizing astringent containing 5.0% salicylic acid, tea tree oil and menthol for the treatment of moderate acne conditions.
Shop Glymed Plus Skin medication no. 5 HERE..
Shop Glymed Plus Skin Astringent no. 5 HERE

⁣4. Avoid wearing makeup

Makeup (foundation) has a tendency to clog pores, increasing the likelihood for this to happen with a mask on during the day. Excess oil mixed with makeup and dead skin cells can be a breeding ground for bacteria. It is important to double cleanse your face.

My favorite cleanser of all time is Glymed’s ultra-gentle Mega-Purifying cleanser. It instantly dissolves makeup, oil and debris on the skin. This product not only provides a deep clean but it contains the age-defying antioxidant vitamin E to combat dryness, environmental, and harmful irritants.

Shop Glymed Plus Mega-Purifying Cleanser HERE.

⁣5. Apply a soothing moisturizer to prevent irritation/redness

Your skin will feel drier than normal, so add hydration with soothing ingredients like aloe, cucumber and glycerin. Applying moisturizer will help protect yours skin’s barrier while hydrating it. GlyMed Plus Facial Hydrator is ideal because it is not only lightweight, but deeply hydrating cream. It helps repair environmentally stressed skin while fighting against acne causing bacteria.

Shop Glymed Plus Facial Hydrator HERE.

⁣⁣6. Stay consistent with your ⁣skincare regimen.

Skipping one step of your routine and affect the results of your skin.⁣ You have to give your skin time to heal and adapt your current skincare routine. My rule of thumb is to give a new skincare product at least 12 weeks before trying a new product. Also note, skipping one step can cause adverse results to your skin. Your skincare routine should include 4 main steps to achieve healtheir skin: Cleanse, treat, balance and protect.
If you need to learn my step by step night time routine, click HERE.
You can find more of my favorite professional skincare products on my Amazon Shop by clicking HERE.
How to treat your mask ance
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Source: https://www.freethink.com/articles/choosing-a-face-mask
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