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What causes acne mechanica?
Acne Mechanica is caused by friction, pressure, and occlusion on the skin which can occur from wearing heavy clothing or protective gear, including the face masks that we are all required to wear at this time. After prolonged [mask] use more and more people (especially those with sensitive skin) have been suffering from breakouts, due to sweating, breathing, bacteria, and excess oil all being trapped under a mask that may also be rubbing and causing friction on the face, breaking down the natural skin barrier which usually protects the skin.
The weather also plays a part, as during the warmer months the added heat naturally makes us sweat more, which means our skin will produce more oil, causing even more friction and more bacteria, resulting in breakouts and pimples.
There’s no getting away from it, wearing a mask is not great for the skin! But as we need to wear them for the time being, it’s imperative that we take extra precaution to avoid bacterial build-up inside the mask. Therefore, it’s of utmost importance to use a new mask every single day and, in case you use a cloth one, remember to wash it after every wear! Otherwise, the risk of breakouts and acne will be even greater!
How can WOW fusion help?
Hopefully, the tips we’ve mentioned will be of help, however, they may not necessarily be enough alone. In order to effectively change the way your skin responds to bacteria invasion and excessive sweat; a WOW facial could be the ultimate solution for your skin troubles. In fact, we can use specific ingredients during the WOW fusion device stage, to reduce the amount of oil and sweat that your skin is producing under your mask.
There are also ingredients available to reduce any skin inflammation you may be experiencing and help rebuild and strengthen your skin barrier function in order to keep excess bacteria, sweat and humidity from penetrating into the skin.
The innovative WOW fusion needling device has been expertly designed to make painless, small traumas in the skin with 20 titanium 24K gold plated 0.13mm diameter micro-needles, allowing the solutions to flow down into the epidermal/dermal junction of the skin.
Following a WOW treatment, it’s important to maintain good skin health between professional appointments, by incorporating a bespoke skincare regime at home. Your practitioner will offer you advice on the right products containing active ingredients to help combat 'acne mechanica', so that breakouts and pimples can be a thing of the past.
To find a WOW fusion practitioner near you, visit our website www.wowfacial.co.uk and select ‘Find a provider’ from the main menu, enter your postcode and choose ‘WOW fusion centre’ from the dropdown category filter, then click search. Your nearest practitioners will be listed, so you can book your skin assessment and start your journey back to clear skin.