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22.09.2020 | Institute BCN
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What is “maskne” and how to avoid it

The continued use of the mask as a protection measure against COVID-19 has generated, among other things, a new skin health problem.

The continued use of the mask as a protection measure against COVID-19 has generated, among other things, a new skin health problem.

The so-called “maskne” (mask + acne) is a type of mechanical acne that can be avoided by following some simple tips.

We have seen that the “maskne” is generated by a combination of factors: the friction of the mask and the hot and humid microclimate that it is formed around the mouth and nose. All this leads to insufficient perspiration, excessive sweating, increased sebum production, clogged pores and sebaceous glands and bacterial proliferation. The perfect breeding ground for acne.

Now, by following some simple recommendations for skin care, it is possible to reduce and even avoid this problem.

For efficient skin hygiene in any case, but especially in the face of a problem such as “maskne”, it is essential to have a suitable product. BCN Cleanser is a foaming cleanser that balances the skin’s pH. Contains mild and non-aggressive cleaning agents. Delicately removes accumulated impurities on the skin and has a high tolerance for sensitive skin.

Regarding hydration, a product with a gel texture, fresh, quickly absorbed and that does not leave greasy residues like MesoAge® can be the perfect ally. Hyaluronic acid, the main active ingredient in MesoAge®, is a natural component of the skin that retains water molecules and progressively fills in wrinkles.

Specific treatment of “mascné” (and habitual acne)

At Institute BCN we have several specific products for acne skin care.

For home use the most indicated is MesoPure, a gel for daily use for the care of acne-prone skin. Its formula has purifying, gentle exfoliating, astringent and balsamic properties. Contains panthenol, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, calendula, niacinamide, allantoin, camphor, zinc, biotin and menthol, among other active ingredients.

Regarding professional treatment, we highlight the BCN Peel # 01, a chemoexfoliant that combines an alphahydroxy acid (AHA), mandelic acid, with a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), salicylic acid. It is characterized by its keratolytic, astringent, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect, its function of normalizing the fat of the sebaceous follicle and neutralizing propionibacterium acnes, responsible for acne infection.

In addition, in the following link you can consult all the Mesoceuticals® suitable for the treatment of acne. They can be combined with each other and with the rest of the products of the BCN Classics, BCN Cocktails and BCN Advanced lines to achieve 100% personalized treatments for each patient’s skin.

Institute BCN products for the treatment of acne.