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Do you suffer from Maskne? They are tiny little whiteheads that pop up after wearing your medical, cloth, or paper face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

So why are we getting Maskne? It’s likely the combination of Bacteria and a humid environment that a face mask creates for your skin. Even people who change their masks and use clean surgical masks are having issues with acne.

There are three main ways masks cause breakouts:

  1. Rubbing: Masks can cause irritation through friction and chafing, almost like rug burn. The areas most at risk are the bridge of the nose and where elastic bands hit behind the ears. Over time, tightly fitting masks can put enough pressure on the skin to cause it to breakdown.
  2. Irritation: The material of a mask absorbs the skin’s natural oils. For some people, this leads to dryness and sensitivity. Residue from detergents and fabric softeners also gets stuck underneath the mask and can cause irritation. When irritation becomes inflammation, you see redness, dry patches, peeling, or dark marks. If you have a skin condition like rosacea or psoriasis, the inflammation can make it flare.
  3. Occlusion: Occlusion from a mask also causes issues. Pores get clogged and can become pimples or acne cysts. Your breath trapped beneath the mask makes the skin surface warm and moist. Besides regular acne, this environment can lead to a breakout called folliculitis, which is when yeast or bacteria infect hair follicles.

At Nakota MediSpa, we have a great solution to help fight acne breakouts caused by masks – the OxyPod Balance Facial by Oxygeneo. This facial is Health Canada approved and will help balance your skin’s activity and help avoid breakouts.

With Activated Bamboo charcoal as its main ingredient, the OxyPod Balnace treatment is just what you need to balance and mattify oily skin, purify clogged pores and clean out toxins and bacteria from your face after taking off that mask.

As a bonus this facial also improves texture and reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Right now, we have our OxyPod Balance Facial on Special with free Tripollar eyebrow lift to help you take care of your skin so you can look and feel great again! Call Nakota Spa today free consultation!

Anu Bhalla

Anu believes that age is a number and beautiful skin is maintained by the right treatments, positive attitude, exercise, good eating habits and drinking lots of water!

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