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Maskne happens, but you don't have to live with it

What is "Maskne?"

You may have heard the term "maskne" used in conversation, or it might be a totally new phrase to you. Either way, it's important to learn more about this condition, how it can be avoided, and how it can be treated.

Maskne, which is derived from the words "mask" and "acne," is a form of acne mechanica, which occurs due to friction and pressure on the skin. (This is also the type of acne a football player may get where the helmet rubs the forehead.)

This condition has become more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, as mask wearing has become a requirement for many. As masks become the norm, more and more individuals are being affected by maskne. It's not pretty and it's not comfortable, but unfortunately, it looks like maskne will be around for the foreseeable future.

How can it be avoided?

Most dermatologists will recommend a 100 percent cotton mask because it will allow the skin to breathe a bit better. Keep in mind that hotter temperatures mean more sweat, which also means more acne. So, try to keep your mask clean and dry whenever possible.

Additionally, a consistent skin care routine is critical when it comes to maintaining your skin's health. At Fringe & Skin, we only offer safe and quality products.

Charcoal Detox Mask

How can it be treated?

We're glad you asked! Maskne can be incredibly frustrating, but luckily there are solutions. Glo Skin Beauty's Charcoal Detox Mask, which is a two-in-one exfoliating treatment face mask that provides ultimate skin clearing with a filtering complex of Charcoal Powder, Kaolin Clay, and Bentonite Clay, fights and treats maskne.

The powerful ingredients in the mask help to draw out excess oil and impurities for a renewed and refreshed complexion. Bonus: this product uses environmentally-friendly Jojoba Beads to provide critical exfoliation, leaving skin smooth, soft and conditioned.

The Charcoal Detox Mask is available for purchase on our website.

When it comes to treating maskne, we also recommend our dermaplaning treatment. Dermaplaning, also known as microplaning or blading, is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. This treatment aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This process also claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin and can be used to remove “peach fuzz" - the short, soft hairs on your face.

Many individuals who are dealing with maskne also benefit from our clear skin treatment, which targets existing breakouts while drawing out impurities and refining texture to fight future flare-ups. Enzymatic exfoliation softens and preps skin to clear debris from follicles, followed by a clay treatment mask to draw out excess oil. Medicated ingredients purify the skin and reduce bacteria, as well as irritation. Couple this professional treatment with home care products for the ultimate acne-clearing solution.

Book a dermanplaning or clear skin treatment here.

For questions about products, services, or other tips about treating maskne, please contact us directly.


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