You have certainly heard of 'maskne', or a particular manifestation of the acne pathology (because acne is a pathology and must be treated as such, always remember this) which remains mostly localized in the jaw area, not surprisingly that on which we put the mask.
AVOID THE SANDWICH EFFECT
"We are obliged to wear the mask, so we must try to ensure that too many products are not applied underneath to avoid that sandwich effect that inevitably leads to inflammation", explained our trusted dermatologist Claudia Menicanti.
SKIN NEEDS TO BREATHE TOO
The problem is mechanical, so-called, occlusion. “A demonstration of how mechanical occlusion, in fact, is one of the main causes of the pathology, this pandemic has arrived which has imposed and rightly imposes the use of a mask. The point is that the skin needs to breathe: the hair follicle with the continuous occlusion determines the formation of plugs of substances that we produce, such as keratin and sebum, which then represent an inflammatory stimulus for all that is the development of acne ”, Dr. Menicanti explained to us well.
In a nutshell, therefore: limiting the use of products on the face under the mask is a good starting point to prevent an already sub-optimal situation from getting worse.
BEWARE OF THE MAKEUP
The same goes for make-up: "you should always try to use oil-free make-up, free from all those oily substances which can then form real plugs at the level of the follicular infundibulum".
Always keep the skin cleansed, use ad hoc products recommended by the specialist, always avoiding the do-it-yourself, avoid the sandwich effect by accumulating products that suffocate the skin, therefore, these are the first tips to follow to treat the skin correctly when acne (be it more hormonal or "induced" by bad habits or the use of a mask) shows up.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MICROENVIRONMENT
Even if, concludes the doctor, “on acne, there have been no widespread studies, therefore each therapy must be evaluated according to the patient. The Golevy browsable cotton satin pillowcase is certainly pioneering and valid and has a good scientific rationale because it very well reiterates the concept of the importance of what the micro-environment is”.