We asked Paisley Pahlmann, holistic esthetician and owner of the Sacred Sisters Wellness Studio in North Carolina, to share her favorite treatment for troubled skin caused by the daily wear of surgical masks.
What products and regimen would you recommend for 'Maskne" (acne from wearing a mask?)
As if 2020 hasn't been hard enough, "Maskne" is now a common condition, but don’t despair, I have soothing, holistic remedies using Dr. Alkaitis Holistic Organic Skin Food.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE,) such as masks, have become a daily necessity for most of us, and some people are suffering from acne flare ups that are worsened, or created, by wearing a mask. This condition may be due to a number of things such as friction from the mask, humidity under the mask and improper or irregular cleaning of the mask.
The good news is that there are holistic healing methods to treat this issue with Dr. Alkaitis' Organic Skin Care line. All of the ingredients that Dr. Alkaitis utilizes are anti-inflammatory and naturally antibacterial which makes these clean beauty products ideal for calming the redness and inflammation that plague us with acne flareups.
Below is my preferred holistic skin ritual for healing acne with Dr. Alkaitis' raw, restorative, organic products:
- Cleanse twice daily, morning and night, with the Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser to remove impurities and gently rid the skin of old cells without stripping it.
- After cleansing, use the Dr. Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel to calm inflammation and balance oil production.
- If your skin is feeling dry, lightly press a few drops of the Dr. Alkaitis Nourishing Treatment Oil onto your skin. You may also mix 1 pump of the Nourishing Treatment Oil with 2 pumps of the Soothing Gel for a lightweight protective serum. For skin that is producing too much oil, this product will restore balance and help to banish acne scars. Click here to read more about the benefits of the Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil.
- Every two to three days, after you cleanse your skin, apply the Dr. Alkaitis Organic Universal Mask mixed with honey and organic raw plain yogurt as a spot treatment, or all over as a facial treatment mask. When applying as an all-over face mask, pay special attention to the inflamed areas of your skin by making sure these areas receive proper coverage of the product. The Universal Mask is a nourishing food for your skin, brimming with seaweed, potent grasses and nutrients to sooth and calm inflamed, irritated skin conditions. This mask can be used regularly as irritation persists. It can even be used every day as needed.
Taking care of yourself should be a sacred and meditative experience. Put intention into planning a quiet time in your day to honor yourself and heal with these nourishing skin foods from Dr. Alkaitis Organics.
In health and wellness,
Licensed Holistic Esthetician