Is there relation between wearing face mask and Acne?

Wearing a mask is a normal part of being around other people, and is now required on the daily basis. Wearing a mask protects you from droplets, germs and illnesses and helps to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Aside from the benefits of wearing mask in the current situation, there are some side effects and skin discomfort associated with this. According to a study by Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, which aimed to explore the prevalence and possible risk factors to prevent the face mask related adverse skin reactions during the ongoing COVID-19, acne was the most frequent condition, followed by rashes on the face and itch symptoms. A duration of face mask wearing of more than 4 hours/day and the reuse of face masks increased the risk of adverse skin reactions compared to changing the mask every day.

Our facial skin is used to breathing freely and not being enclosed, and it is more likely to react to the new routine depending on each individual’s skin sensitivity. In order to prevent these reactions and protect you facial skin we recommend that you take special care of your skin. Using a hydrating cream twice a day will moisturise and energise your skin, and prevents dryness which might be caused by the blockage of air when wearing a mask.

We recommend Thalgo Hydra Marine which has a luxurious and rich texture that gives the skin a velvety feel, with a light fragrance of tea and white flowers. It provides your skin with 24 hour hydration while infusing it with new, perfect radiance. For gentlemen we recommend the Thalgo Intensive Hydrating Cream for Men which leaves a protective micro-film on the surface of the skin and maintains optimum hydration levels. This product is a pure pleasure to apply, its cocktail of active ingredients acts as a thirst-quenching skin energiser for unparalleled comfort.

Another way to Hydrate and revive your skin is by having a facial treatment every two to four weeks. Our experienced skincare therapists recommends the Charme D’orient Radiance Facial which gives an instant boost and brightens the skin leaving an even and pearly complexion. This treatment is 45 minutes of pure hydration and relaxation.

For more information about our products and treatments click here, or get in touch and one of our skin care experts will help you to choose the best option.