Many of us who work in healthcare and other professions that require us to wear a mask already know this all too well.

For many others, the wearing of masks and for extended periods is a new phenomenon.

What is Maskne? Put simply, it is breakout's or irritation caused by the wearing of a mask.

Why does this happen? There are many factors that contribute to Maskne, below are some of the common reasons this occurs; - continual friction - changes to humidity - persistent sweat - occlusion and pressure - irritation and allergy Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it's ability to breath, rid itself of toxins and be free from pressure, occlusion and irritation is vital to it's function. Many of us cannot choose the period of time we wear a mask, nor can we choose the style or material it is made from. We can however, give our skin extra care and a re-set when we are able. Choose cleansing and moisturising over makeup. We may be tempted to conceal and cover breakouts and redness, however, this may make the situation worse! If you are makeup addicted - focus on your eyes instead of your cheeks and nose. When you can take a break from any makeup. Give yourself a facial with our Spa Facial Duo or go and have a facial with a skilled skincare professional. Be wary of mechanical exfoliation (including our Spa Facial Scrub and microdermabrasion) on broken or irritated skin. If you can choose your mask, opt for a soft natural cotton material for the inner layer. We know we all need to stay safe. We also know that we need to look after the largest organ in our body in the best way possible. We will get through this and we are here to help and support in any way we can. If you have any hints, tips or tricks for dealing with Maskne, we would love you to share them! 🌸🌸🌸 Yours Skincerely Louthera Australia #loutheraaustraliaspafacialduo #loutheraaustraliamaskne

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