Taking on Maskne
With Help from The Things We Do
Don’t underestimate maskne, those new breakouts that occur as a result of debris, dirt, and dead skin getting trapped under your mask over the course of a long day. While it may feel like maskne is doing little more than adding insult to injury, fear not, because Vanessa Lee, RN, founder of The Things We Do has the expert recommendations you need to reset your skin and get your glow back!
Double Cleanse For that Squeaky Clean Feeling
One of the best ways to combat stubborn maskne is double cleansing. It’s also one of the most effective ways to increase your regimen’s efficacy. While your initial cleanse breaks down and removes debris like makeup, dirt, and sunscreen, a second cleanse truly cleans the pores and penetrates deep into the skin.
Try: The Glyglow cleanser 3-4 times a week to help keep those stubborn blemishes at bay. Formulated with glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and jojoba beads to tackle and gently exfoliate the breakouts, and seaweed extract, lavender, and calendula work to soothe and heal the skin.
Mask Your Maskne
After a long day of mask-wearing, swap the face covering for a hydrating infusion mask.
Try: The Liquid Lift Sleeping Mask has skin-calming properties like organic oats, vitamin B5, and Hyaluronic Acid. Married into a luxurious lightweight gel, this mask plumps, tightens, and nourishes your skin. You’ll wake up with a fresh face that’ll have you saying, “maskne who?”
Focus on Target Areas
Once the groundwork for an effective skincare regimen is in place, custom facials are a great way to target specific areas of concern.
Try: For scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a chemical peel can replenish the skin and draw out any unwanted pigmentation.
For deeper scars, microneedling with PRFM can also be incredibly effective for the right candidate. Microneedling works to penetrate the skin, thereby stimulating a strong collagen response and working to visibly reduce scars and indentations visibly.
For more mild acne scars, a microinfusion treatment or at-home microinfusion set like Dew & Go can soften up any superficial scarring left by breakouts.
The Things We Do has treatments that are safe for all skin types and colors, and founder Vanessa Lee curated her line of products at The Things We Do and hand-picked each formulation with darker skin types in mind. Whether you shop the products or visit for a custom facial, The Things We Do is sure to get you back to being your most gorgeous and glowy self!