Got Maskne? We’ve got you covered!
- Anat Edwy
'Maskne' is a new condition of mechanical acne caused by wearing face masks.
The friction caused by the mask combined with chemicals in the surgical masks, humidity and trapped heat on the non-ventilated area can weaken the skin barrier and promote bacterial and yeast growth. In addition, it may create a type of burn and irritation on your skin. For some people with sensitive skin, it may cause outbreaks of acne, rosacea flare-ups and perioral dermatitis.
There are a few ways to prevent 'Maskne':
- First, keep your mask clean.
- If you use disposable masks, make sure you replace them regularly and keep them in a sanitary environment.
- If you use cloth masks, make sure you wash them daily to prevent bacteria and oil build-up within the cloth.
More things to consider are that wearing makeup while wearing a mask can cause further irritation and, therefore, more unwanted 'Maskne'.
But if you want to control your skin, don't worry; we have an excellent solution for you; our 'Shell Be Right' balm!
Like all our products, our 'She'll Be Right' balm is natural, safe and super effective. In addition, it contains many ingredients with remarkable healing properties:
Manuka Honey is a strong antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant with extraordinary moisturising abilities.
Raw Beeswax hydrates, firms, and softens the skin. It is a strong antioxidant with regenerative and antibacterial properties.
Shea Butter has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it deeply nourishes and rejuvenates the skin.
Propolis has powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and it accelerates skin healing.
Calendula Oil promotes cell repairs and regeneration of skin tissue.
What can the Shell Be Right' balm do for you?
- Strengthen the skin barrier.
- Shield the skin from unwanted chemicals in surgical masks.
- Heal your skin.
- Stop skin irritations.
- Get rid of acne.
- Moisturise and rejuvenate your skin.
How to use the balm-
Massage the balm on a clean face before using the mask. Then, use it as many times as needed. Your skin will thank you.
And here's what Michelle says about her experience with rosacea flare-ups because of mask use.
" My skin was always sensitive to changes in weather, and I had rosacea flare-ups from time to time, especially when I was anxious or after eating junk food.
But the mask caused such a horrible reaction to my skin I was embarrassed to take it off. The skin was blotchy, red, and so sensitive I was in tears every time I looked in the mirror.
I contacted Anat, and she recommended using the balm. I have been using it daily ever since, and my skin feels moisturised and looks and feels healthy".