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Maskne

Maskne

With the pandemic, wearing a mask has become a necessity. However, this has also caused an array of new skin problems around the cheeks, lips and jawline and causing redness, irritation and acne. How do you manage these? Here’s a few tips:

Firstly, ensure you stick to a good skin care routine. Wash and moisturise appropriately. Ensure your mask is clean before putting it on. Disposable masks should be one use only, and reusable ones should be washed daily. Keep the area clean and use minimal make-up.

If you have invested in a CELLRETURN Platinum LED Mask, then you have just made a great skin-vestment! The pink mode on your CELLRETURN Platinum LED Mask is great for skin redness and irritation with its soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory light combination even for the most sensitive of skin.

How about maskne? This has to do with oil control (sebum) in the mask area of the face. If the area becomes irritated, then because of the moisture in the mask, sebum control goes haywire, leading to an imbalance and the surge of spots, blemishes and acne. It is important to look after your skin, washing your face with a suitable cleanser and toning with an oil control toner. Also the blue mode on CELLRETURN Platinum LED Mask has been proven to help eradicate and control acne. The blue light kills P acnes (Propionibacterium acnes); the bacteria which causes inflammation and acne. With 1026 LED lights, the CELLRETURN Platinum LED Mask is the most powerful LED device available to successful and efficiently treat the skin. Many dermatologists actually prescribe blue light LED therapy for those who want to avoid prescription medication like Roaccutane.

My routine is once I’ve washed my face in the morning, I go straight onto my CELLRETURN Platinum LED Mask on blue mode for 20 minutes. It is recommended to use it every day for 20 minutes for the best results. The mask will automatically turn itself off after 20 minutes. If you are in a hurry, you can opt for the Fast Mode – which gives you 7 minutes of red (+infrared), 1 minute of blue and 1 minute of pink.

Depending on which stage your skin is in, you can alternate between blue, pink and red modes. In the initial outbreak of acne, use blue mode religiously for 20 minutes every day. As it is settling, use pink mode. As it continues to improve, use red mode (as it has infrared) to shrink the oil glands, reduce pore size and reduce acne. After the 20 minutes, I use my usual moisturiser and serum as necessary. If you are using an acne cream, apply after the LED therapy.

All in all, other than a good skin care routine, LED light especially the CELLRETURN Platinum LED Mask, can be very helpful to reduce skin issues related to wearing masks in the pandemic and outbreak of Coronavirus.