Emu against Maskne – Earth to Body

maskne

The light warned yellow. Our traffic lanes obediently cruised to a stop and I did a double take at my neighbouring Masked Rider.  Do we have to wear a mask while driving? I thought. Some people are wearing masks 8-10 hours a day. Mandatory or choice. Mask wearing is both a new psychology and physiology. We have a recent addition to the urban dictionary: MASKNE: the skin irritation resulting from having to wear a mask for long stretches.

maskne

Sore pressure ulcers or rashes can be caused by the tightly sealed ‘small particle’ prohibitor N95. Less irritating is the ‘droplet protecting’ surgical mask, but redness and acne can surface bigtime. The normal cloth masks are also causing issues.

Fight this masked contender with the best skin nutrition possible:

  • Real soaps
  • Apple cider vinegar wash
  • Non-alcohol toner
  • Unrefined emu oil. The best defense.
  • For vegans: pure argan

Beware of what is out there and what may be recommended for maskne.eg. Commercial soaps, washes and gels contain alcohol and formaldehyde plus. Not good for the skin at any time, but mask wearing tires and worsens the skin. Especially acne and rosacea prone.

Toners and astringents that contain alcohol are mega drying and further aggravate maskne. Sadly, many recommended products often contain harmful ingredients like salicylic acid.  I came across one recommendation that included: petrolatum, sorbitol, cetearyl alcohol, propylene glycol, ceteareth-20, PEG-30 stearate, sorbic acid and more.

I can’t imagine putting this ointment onto any skin ever, but maskned skin? Ceteareth-20, for example should definitely NOT be used on damaged skin. Petroleum, although deemed ‘safe’ by itself, is actually quite contaminated, thus toxic.  The other listed ingredients don’t get any better.

What to do?

  • makes sense to wash your mask often

Rid the fabric of the skin’s oils, germs, balms, creams, makeup.

  • the only way to go is pure soap

You will feel the difference right away. Avoid the detergent commercial bars. Avoid washes and gels. The ‘all natural’ claim is often very deceptive. Any fragrance or alcohol should be listed. If you see it, avoid the product. Our all natural soaps and shampoo bars will keep the skin clean and fed well with good nutrition.

-Breathing and talking into a mask increases moisture that alters the skin’s PH resulting in increased bacteria growth causing maskne. After cleansing with our shampoo bar, I squirt our Apple cider vinegar rinse not only on the scalp but also face at least 2-3 times a week. You can make your own acv mix of 1:3 or 1:4 organic acv to water. 

Earth_to_Body

-An alcohol-free toner also maintains a normal PH. Use before, during and after wearing the mask. When you take a mask break at work, spritz your face. You will be refreshed and normalize the skin’s PH.  Our Facial Toner contains Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) which aids in the production of proteins to help retain water in the skin and help reduce any maskne causing oils.

  • Moisturize only with pure GOOD oils or chemical free creams.

The best is Unrefined Emu Oil. It is masterful. Do not be frightened of the word oil. A good oil DOES NOT CLOG nor does it cause skin problems. The opposite happens. The skin is revitalized.  Alternatives to oil are face creams, made from scratch, NOT from purchased commercial bases. Emu, argan and tamanu will do the trick.

We offer good heathy products to help you. Wash with the soap. Rise and spritz with the toner. Apply the emu oil. Emu Oil is a major player. The name Maskne is new. The nutrition is not.

We stand behind our products. We give great customer service. Visit us at natural.ca. Subscribe to our newsletter. Please take note of our opening hours: La Boutique Earth to Body, 89 Lucerne, Pointe Claire, QC H9R 2V1) Email info@natural.ca   Store: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10-4

By Martha Shannon – info@mtltimes.ca

Other articles from mtltimes.catotimes.caotttimes.ca

treat chronic pain

Ideas to treat chronic pain

Numbing creams require caution

Numbing creams require caution – Earth to Body

5 biggest bodily changes as you get older

5 biggest bodily changes as you get older

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
Is it possible to get an A for a 5-paragraph essay assignment in 1 hour? We can safely say yes, a student can get an A+ mark if he turns to EduJungles


Dorval picnic table reservation

City reconsiders charging for Dorval picnic table reservations

The City of Dorval received some backlash after people learned that Dorval was charging for picnic table reservations. The system on the website had a fee that was being charged for rentals. However, the City of Dorval will still be moving forward to with the reservation system on the weekends however, there will be no

The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip to perform at The 50th Annual JUNO Awards

Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees, The Tragically Hip, will perform with singer-songwriter, Feist during The 50th Annual JUNO Awards. The performance from Toronto will be broadcast on Sunday, June 6, 2021 airing nationwide at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and streaming globally on CBCmusic.ca/junos.  “We’re really happy to be performing on

sports betting

Why is sports betting on the rise?

People have likely bet on sports since they came into existence and now even hassle free with online sports betting. It’s hard to resist large sums of perceived easy money when you have a “feeling” or think that you can fall back on your special insight or knowledge. However, if you’re so likely to guess

Molson Brewmboni

Molson Brewmboni: part vacuum, part cooler

These days, the best seat in the house on game night is your house, and no game would be complete without an ice resurfacer rolling out in between periods. That’s why Molson is reimagining this iconic hockey symbol with the launch of the Molson Brewmboni. The first of its kind, the Brewmboni is a mini robot vacuum

speed up injury recovery

Are there ways to speed up injury recovery?

There are many different types of injuries. For example, if you’re into fitness or sports, you may get an injury that’s acute or stems from overuse. Then there are injuries from car accidents and similar situations. You might fall and develop an injury as well. But the question remains, Are there ways to speed up

Mtltimes Subscription

The latest on what’s moving Montreal and the world – delivered straight to your inbox