A new concept plays a big role in the market: Maskne
«Prolonged use of masks may result in local alteration of the skin microbiome and a perfect breeding ground»
As mask use becomes a routine, the skin may develop “maskne“, a term used to describe acne in the area where the mask is worn. Prolonged use of masks may result in local alteration of the skin microbiome and a perfect breeding ground (higher humidity, higher temperature, and more bacteria).
Research suggests that creams containing ceramides, among other active ingredients such as aloe vera, can significantly improve the skin’s barrier function.
That’s why our R&D department uses this active ingredient to help restore and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, reducing the amount of water lost and increasing overall hydration, making it harder for bacteria to enter.
Applying a natural extract like chamomile to the skin before your face mask provides a layer between your skin and the face mask fabric to reduce your risk of friction irritation and keep your skin comfortable.