Since the Coronavirus outbreak, face masks have become part of our daily wardrobe and it has become second nature for us to reach for one before leaving the house now. Though they do play a vital role in preventing the spread of the virus, Maskne, or in simpler terms, skin breakouts due to wearing facial masks, has become the most recent issue that’s troubling many.
Why do we get acne from wearing masks?
Breathing causes the skin under the mask to be warm and moist, making it an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive and cause unwanted acne. Not to forget, all that friction and chafing (which I’m sure we all hate) from wearing masks irritate our poor skin, which can cause the clogging of pores that may lead to pimples or acne cysts in the worst scenario. And for those with dry or sensitive skin, you may even find your skin to be acting up even more in recent times due to the fact that masks absorb the skin’s natural oils, inflaming it and causing existing issues to go south.
Since wearing a mask is mandatory in Singapore, and we kinda don’t see the situation vastly improving anytime soon, here are some tips on how to protect your precious mien.
1. Never reuse surgical masks
Disposable surgical masks are good as they can be easily and frequently replaced, but they’re not made to be worn more than once as there is no good way to clean them. It’s definitely not worth scrimping and saving a few cents in exchange for your skin!
2. Fabric masks
If you’re a more fashion or environmentally conscious person, or disposable masks just aren’t cutting it for you, try to get a mask made of a material that generates as little friction as possible on your skin. Otherwise, there would just be too much chafing against your skin for comfort. We suggest going for 100% cotton masks for your skin to breathe, or washable silk masks for minimised discomfort.
3. Wash those masks
You need to treat your mask as underwear and wash it as frequently as possible. You don’t want to be putting a nasty, few-day-old mask filled with a buildup of perspiration, dirt, oil and bacteria anywhere near your face. Keep a few masks on hand and wash them after every use. Also, we suggest sticking to fragrance-free laundry detergents as any type of fragrance is generally bad for you to be inhaling, and can also irritate your skin and cause inflammation.
Dealing with Maskne
During this trying time, it’s worth considering adjusting your skincare regime to prevent your skin from acting up or increasing its sensitivity.
If you notice redness or swelling after removing your mask, we suggest soothing your skin with a refreshing, chilled sheet mask such as Shero Ching’s Skin Care Medical Cold Compress. If you don’t already know what it is, it essentially acts like a medical plaster that helps to heal and soothe any skin irritation before it erupts into something much worse. We especially love this product for its natural formula that calms the skin while reducing sensitivity with its anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Dermatologists recommend using a gentle cleanser to avoid drying the skin out, as well as non-comedogenic skincare products that won’t clog pores – the root problem of most acne and pimple issues. Your skincare routine should also contain products that complement each other to avoid irritating, over-drying, or over-exfoliating the skin.
Lucky for you, our newly launched Kylaz 3-step range of products is formulated to complement each other seamlessly to combat acne issues. Not only do their potent active ingredients heal, control and prevent acne, but they also strengthen the skin’s barrier to prevent future flare-ups, lighten dark acne marks, and revitalise the skin’s texture.
Try incorporating salicylic acid into your regime to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and also to keep your pores clean and free from build-up sebum and dirt. Step 1 of the Kylaz range of products, the Blemish Healing Emulsion, does just that with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that also protect the skin against free radicals, preventing future breakouts while illuminating and smoothing the complexion.
Especially when using products that contain salicylic acid (which can be drying), moisturisers are extremely essential in your routine to keep the skin fully hydrated. Kylaz’s Moisturising Blemish Defence moisturiser stimulates skin recovery by boosting collagen production and rebuilding the skin’s barrier. Not only does it deeply hydrate the skin and reduce irritation, but it also improves the skin texture and brightens the skin tone.
Last but not least, our Spot Off Treatment rapidly combats breakouts by drying up blemishes under the skin and relieves inflamed and irritated skin with its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It’s definitely a spot treatment worth trying as it comes with a whole host of benefits like controlling sebum, healing wounds, and unclogging pores.
And if you’re a lucky one that hasn’t been experiencing any mask-related skin issues, don’t be too happy yet as it’s not impossible for you to develop any along the way, especially as the economy opens back up which may find you leaving the house and wearing masks more. Prevention is better than cure, so start your engines and practise good skin care, rather than neglecting your skin and having to treat it later.
If you need an organic solution to your skin treatment, herbal peeling is your best option. Herbal peeling has conquered the industry for decades, and the plant-based product renews your skin inside-out.
Think of it like the herbal-natural approach to micro-needling or chemical peels. A product like Zellkur Krauter Herbal Peel contains 100% natural ingredients. It is the perfect example of a product that has everything you need to get back your youthful skin. But before we proceed, let's find out the difference between Micro Needling, Chemical Peels & Herbal Peels.
What Is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling or collagen induction therapy is a dermaroller procedure that makes use of small needles that prick the skin. In addition, this therapy aims to stimulate the generation of new collagen and other skin tissues for smoother and better skin. Also, it is used to treat wrinkles, scars, pores, etc.
Micro-needling is minimally invasive, fast, and convenient. However, it is costly, causes irritation for a few days, and is not safe for some groups of people. Hence, these cons have prompted people to seek better solutions that are more suitable for their skin type.
What Are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel is a cosmetic technique that involves the use of chemical or artificial ingredients to improve your skin texture. By introducing some controlled injury to the skin, chemical peeling helps to improve your skin’s outlook.
However, it has numerous drawbacks. So, it can lead to photosensitivity, scarring, prolonged erythema, changes in skin pigments, skin atrophy, texture variation, etc. Therefore, chemical peeling is not appropriate in many cases.
Your skin deserves more!
Herbal peeling is the process of using organically and naturally- sourced ingredients to treat the skin. These ingredients may be natural acids, enzymes, and substances that dissolve the dead skin and reveal new and energised skin.
Since it is a natural mix of ingredients, and there are no harsh chemicals, abrasive, or synthetic binders, there is hardly any side effect. Also, herbal peeling is cost-effective, produces no irritation, and is safe for all people. Therefore, herbal peeling takes care of both drawbacks of micro-needling and chemical peels. Thus, it is much more effective than either method.
A new discovery
The advancement of science and skincare solutions in Singapore let to a breakthrough in the industry. The first domestic herbal peeling product in the country emerged. This means that you do not need to go to expensive shops before getting quality skin treatment. Thus, with just two products called Zellkur Krauter Kur Herbal Peel or Zellkur Krauter Renewal Herbal Peel or , you can enjoy a renewed skin.
Zellkur Krauter Herbal Peel Ingredients
Dead cells often clog your skin pores, but by applying this natural product, you can open up the pores. Here are some of the ingredients Zellkur Krauter Herbal Peel contains:
Barbadensis leaf juice (Aloe Vera gel)
Hamamelis Virgiana (Witch Hazel)
Plantago lanceclata extract
Equisetum Arvense leaf extract, etc.
Why Use Herbal Peeling?
The best you can have!
The Zellkur Krauter Herbal Peel is great for all skin types, and it treats an array of skin ailments. Specifically for blemishes, large pores, blackheads, acne, scars, stretch marks, hyper or hypopigmented skin areas, sunburns, and sunspots.
Moreover, it does not just work for skin surfaces, but underlying skin issues as well. The points below are ways through which Zellkur Krauter Herbal Peel improves your skin:
- Increased blood flow to your skin layers, especially the dermis
- Increased oxygen supply to your skin
- A healthier turnover of skin cells
- Improved texture and tone
- The rich supply of essential skin nutrients
- Improved hydration
These are only a few reasons to show that herbal peeling is what you need for your skin.
Components of the full products in a set
Care Tonic: This tonic comprises several herbal extracts also contained in the Zellkur Peel serum. It provides instant hydration to the skin and maintains moisture for a long time. It is a suitable soothing and aftercare agent.
HydroAlga: Zellkur Herbal Hydro Alga Cream keeps your skin moisturized all day long. It also acts as a natural soothing and anti-aging lotion. Since it is made only from natural ingredients, there are no side effects. Besides, it is excellent for all skin types.
Peel powder: Alongside the peeling serum, it makes up the peel component. It is the most vital part of the kit, and it is needle-shaped under the microscope. It contains powerful medicinal herbs that penetrate the skin pores.
Peel serum: The peel solution is used by mixing it with the powder. It helps the skin to absorb the natural herbs, and it soothes the flushed skin. Furthermore, it relaxes the skin if there is any inflammation. This property makes it important in a soothing pack.
Choose either set that fits your skincare condition best.
Krauter ker Cream: This cream is anti-inflammatory, and its rich content of natural oils such as cortisol makes it a great agent for controlling inflammation. Furthermore, it promotes blood circulation throughout the skin. Therefore, it is best for people with dry and aging skin.
Krauter Renewal cream: The renewal cream helps to rejuvenate the skin and improve its tone and texture. The renewal cream is an excellent alternative to the Ker cream. Thus, users only have to choose one of the two. The renewal skin is great for users who have acne, sensitive, or an oily skin.
Zellkur Krauter Herbal Peel Usage
The usage of this product depends on your current skin type and condition. See below:
For users with glowing skin or no major skin issue
¼ peel powder + serum for soft cleansing therapy
For users with a dull or sensitive skin
½ peel powder + serum for mild cleansing therapy
For users with acne, scarring, blackheads, wrinkles, etc.
1 bottle peel powder + serum for strong cleansing therapy
You would notice that the milder your skin condition, the lesser the amount of peel powder you would need to get a glowing look.
Zellkur Krauter Herbal Peel Application
Within 30 minutes, you can complete the six-step process:
Cleanse your face properly.
Pat it dry and apply the spray care tonic.
Mix the amount of herbal peel powder suitable for your condition with the serum.
Apply the mixture on your face and gently massage for 10-15 minutes. If the mixture getting harder, apply more spray tonic.
Use a calming mask for another 10-15 minutes after the massage.
Wash off. For aftercare, apply care tonic, pat in some kur/renewal cream, alongside hydroalga cream.
Usage-related tips to note
It is advisable to use the product in the morning or before you sleep.
Sunscreen is a MUST after the herbal peeling process. It helps to reduce the chances of any inflammation. Also, you must always use it whenever you are going out because it protects your skin.
When using the product, you might notice or experience some redness or prickly feeling on your face. Note that this is a normal experience and should not be a cause for concern.
Surface pimples disappearing immediately after therapy is normal and show how efficient the product is.
Deeper pimples take more days to resolve due to excessive skin clogging.
After a week of use, you can return to your regular skincare product. However, note that you should ensure your product is not causing you any skin problems.
If you are looking for a holistic and natural remedy for your skin, this herbal peeling formula is the solution. It has minimal side effects and has yielded excellent results over the years.
Let your skin shine! Get yours now!