• Behind the Mask: Skincare for the New Normal - Maskne

    Welcome to our new series, where we will be discussing the effects of masks on three skin types. We know skincare can be complicated to begin with, but adding a mask to the mix can definitely exacerbate issues for every skin type. Whether you’re prone to breakouts, have sensitive skin, or tend towards dry skin, the new normal has taken its toll. In this series you’ll learn a bit more about your skincare type and how to care for it when wearing a mask. We’ll be recommending products, services and helpful tips and tricks! Follow along with us as we navigate skincare in the new normal, together.

    This week we’re discussing Maskne. If your skin has a tendency towards oiliness, you suffer from congestion and blackheads, or find it difficult to keep your skin hydrated you’ve probably noticed an increase in breakouts where your mask sits on your face - Maskne.

    Though it may seem counterintuitive, excessively oily skin is actually dehydrated skin. When skin is lacking in moisture, it works overtime producing oil to counteract the dryness. This kind of skin environment is optimal for bacterial growth and guess where bacteria is found - your mask!


    What Pure + Simple services are best Maskne prone skin?

    We have several services at our NEWLY REOPENED SPAS which are ideal for treating and preventing Maskne.

    1. To treat Maskne book yourself in for our Extreme Clean Deep Pore Facial  dedicates extra time to extractions to help purify and reduce inflammation in the skin

    2. Wearing a mask all the time can lead to congested skin - slough off dead skin and exfoliate with our Sea Salt Microdermabrasion Facial.  Removing congestion helps to create an environment where bacteria won’t grow - preventing breakouts from occurring.

    3. If you’re looking simultaneously for prevention and treatment our Clear Complexion Facial decongests with a gentle exfoliating peel and extractions followed by an LED light to balance the skin.

    What can you do at home to prevent and treat Maskne?

    If your skin tends toward excess oiliness your best defence against Maskne will be to keep your skin happy and hydrated!

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