Wearing a face mask as we go about our lives is now normal, and more often than not, we forget them in our gym bags, purses, cars, and pockets. Not exactly sanitary places for an item you put on your face frequently… It is still mandatory to wear a mask when shopping indoors, in taxis, Ride Share or Ubers, and while using public transportation in Alberta. For many front line workers, and our team here at INLIV, it has become a part of the uniform.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who have only suffered from the occasional pimple, you may not worry too much about your skin’s reaction to masks. But many of us, even long after the dreadful hormonal teenage years, are aware of the havoc things like hair product or dirty pillowcases can wreak on our complexion.
How Microderm Treatment Alleviates Unsightly Under-Mask Breakouts
While there are a handful of effective preventative measures such as using clean cloth masks made of natural cotton or washable silk that may reduce friction and irritation, skin issues can arise or worsen much to our dismay. That coveted fresh summer glow is camouflaged by clogged, inflamed pores around the mouth, nose and cheeks.
Not all hope is lost though. There are a handful of dermatological treatments that work wonders when it comes to the fight against ‘Maskne.’ One of our favourites is microdermabrasion. A quick and painless procedure, it works by exfoliating the outermost layer of skin. Using a specialized diamond tip, the dead and damaged cells are gently removed and suctioned away. A moisturizer is then applied to help soothe and replenish the skin.
The beauty of microdermabrasion is it is minimally invasive and the results are noticeable immediately. Your skin will look fresher, and feel softer and smoother. When performed as a series of treatments, it combats blackheads, reduces pore size, increases circulation and improves skin quality. The result is rejuvenated skin with a brighter, clearer complexion.
Nadia has over 20 years of nursing experience, including over 15 years specializing in medical aesthetics.