Radiance's Skincare Routine
This blog is all about skincare that helps with breakouts, congested pores, and more!
Over the last several months, we have (mostly) adjusted to the new reality of wearing protective face masks in public. We keep masks on-hand in our cars, invest in masks that match our personal styles, and more. Our skincare routines should be no exception.
If you have noticed acne breakouts around your nose and mouth recently, you are not alone! “Maskne” is facial skin irritation and breakouts that are caused by wearing a protective mask for long hours every day. The main causes of “maskne” are:
- Continuous friction
- Excessive sebum production by the skin
- Excessive moisture
- Retention of dead cells that aggravate the state of the skin
- Trapped dirt
The combination of these factors will most likely result in a breakout if you don’t take proper precautions. “Maskne” is usually an aggravation of preexisting skin issues that are exacerbated by wearing a protective mask. The best way to prevent it is by cleansing your skin properly.
Wondering what you can do to keep your skin healthy and free of breakouts, even under a mask? We suggest adopting a skincare routine that incorporates our favorite “maskne” prevention products and techniques! Our experts want to help you feel the best about your skin WHILE staying protected from COVID.
Radiance’s Skincare Routine for “Maskne” Prevention
This is a routine that you can follow at home. Make sure you give your skin some care in the morning and at night, and be certain to use CLEAN face masks while you’re out and about during the day. We suggest that you:
- Cleanse day and night with Radiance Rx Clear Results Acne Cleanser
- Treat redness with Radiance Rx Clear Results Redness Remedy
- Spot treat when necessary with Radiance Rx Clear Results Acne Gel or Clear Results Pads
- Infuse and treat with SkinMedica Retinol .25 or.05
- Moisturize with SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer
- Protect with SkinMedica Essential Defense Sunscreen
Once a week, we recommend popping over to Radiance for Light Stem Therapy. LED light therapy uses therapeutic light energy to heal your skin from within and destroy the bacteria that causes acne.
Every four weeks or so, we suggest coming to Radiance for an aesthetic treatment that extracts oil and grime from pores. Our favorites are the Radiance Custom Facial or one of our Corrective Peels.
Every three months, you should visit us for a Skin Evaluation and Visia Skin Imaging, a thorough computer skin analysis. This helps detect skin issues such as spots, enlarged pores, wrinkles, texture, porphyrins, UV spots, red areas, and brown spots.
During your yearly appointment, we suggest an evaluation and one of our Customized Advanced Treatments. We have many tools to customize treatments for acne such as skin resurfacing with RF micro-needling or fractional laser treatments. Micro-needling using your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is great for acne scarring.
Put it all together and you have the perfect skincare routine! With the help of our experts, you can have glowing, gorgeous, and acne-free skin all year round, despite the face mask requirement. Our goal is to keep you healthy AND confident in yourself.
At Radiance, we understand that no two people have the same skincare needs and beauty goals. These recommendations are just general guidelines. Our skincare experts work with you to create a treatment plan that perfectly suits you and your needs. Schedule a consultation with us today and get started on your professional skincare journey!