As the skincare lovers that we are, it’s really no surprise that we’re always down to make efforts for our skin to stay healthy and flawless. But what if we’re trying too much? Similar to many other situations in life, there’s a good chance you can do too much of a good thing. Touché. Exfoliation is one of them, and while it brings a bunch of benefits to the skin, overdoing it comes with a lot of unpleasant outcomes.
The medical term for “maskne” is acne mechanica, a skin condition brought on by prolonged wear of masks & facial personal protective equipment.
Wearing masks can impose heat, friction and occlusion on the skin and when combined with a moist environment from breathing, talking or sweating, leads to breakouts.
Pores get clogged and can become pimples or acne cysts. On top of that, the prolonged occlusion, heat and sweat can cause the skin to become dry, itchy and raw.
Yes. Exfoliation is the first step in reducing skin discolorations, improving hyperpigmentation, and treating melasma because it sheds away the pigmented and discolored cells, leading to a bright and even complexion.
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