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Breakouts Under Your Mask?

Maskne happens when bacteria becomes trapped under your mask and creates breakouts, irritation, or chafing. It can have really negative effects upon a person’s mood and self-confidence.

The good news is that Dermatologists now have a growing number of promising, new options to help people deal with maskne and other complexion issues, whether they have dry skin, combination skin, or oily skin. Let me share some straight talk about maskne, from my perspective as a Dermatologist in practice for the last 29 years.

How Dermatologists Treat Maskne

Traditional therapies for acne include a combination of oral antibiotics such as doxycycline and minocycline, with prescription topical (meaning “on top of the skin”) agents, like Tretinoin Cream, or benzoyl peroxide like Duac®, Epiduo®, and Onexton® Gels; topical azelaic acid products like Finacea® Gel or Azelex®, and topical dapsone products like Aczone® Gel.Sometimes Dermatologists consider a five months’ course of an oral medication called isotretinoin, or Accutane, which works on acne by drying up the oil glands. It’s highly effective, but requires strict avoidance of pregnancy while on the five months treatment, and monthly bloodwork.

New Therapies

In 2020, Dermatologists have a new oral antibiotic which seems to have a quicker onset of action – Sarecycline – and a new retinoid gel – Epiduo Forte® – and a new vitamin A lotion – Altreno®. After 25 years of practicing dermatology, in 2016 I decided to establish a skincare products company - Big River Silk Skincare™ Inc. – to manufacture and distribute organic skincare products for people going onto prescription therapies

Anti-Maskne Cleanser

AmberSoy Soap Gel is a great cleanser option for people with oily or combination skin. It can be used as a type of face mask, wherein it’s applied to the skin, then left on for 2-5 minutes.

Big River Silk Skincare is now hosting a Skincare Knowledge Contest! 🎉

This means, the person with the highest score each week will get a complimentary shipment of Big River Silk Skincare’s Best Products. 💙 🧡

Try your skincare knowledge at this week's quiz:

So if you or a family member has complexion issues, consider first getting a checkup with a dermatologist. My own Dermatology practice is in Cordova, TN Thank you!


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