Whether it’s required as part of your work, travelling on public transport, or worn whilst shopping, facemasks are rapidly becoming the new normal.
But what does this mean for the skin under the facemask?
With skin covered up for long periods of time, the air is not able to circulate and the skin is unable to breathe. Surface bacteria, such as sweat, moisture and makeup can build up behind the mask, and be left lying on the skin for hours. This, along with the fabric of the masks rubbing against the skin, can cause the area around your chin, mouth and nose to become inflamed and sore, prone to dryness, friction and irritation rashes, and acne breakouts.
Aspire’s skin experts have come up with 4 great tips to help protect your skin and avoid what is becoming commonly known as ‘Maskne’.
1. Choose the right sort of mask
2. A clean mask means clean skin
3. Love your skin
4. Treat your skin to Vitamin C
No one could ever have imagined the events of 2020 and the devastating global pandemic that has faced us all. And for the first time in our ten-year history, on March 23rd 2020, Aspire Clinic, along with every other non-essential business in the UK, had to close its doors.
More than three months later, the UK is starting to reopen and businesses are beginning to operate once again. And for Aspire Clinic, we are excited to announce that we shall be reopening on Monday 6th July.
However, COVID-19 means that we all now need to adapt to a new way of working and a new normal. We all have to do our bit to ensure that the pandemic is controlled and the virus is prevented from spreading as much as possible.
Patient and staff wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. Aspire Clinic has implemented stringent measures to comply with social distancing guidelines and to protect the safety of both patients and staff.
Our plan to protect you is as follows:
Due to the reduction in the number of patients we are able to treat daily and the demand for appointments, Aspire Clinic is now operating a £25 non-refundable deposit system to secure appointments. Your deposit will be deducted from your final bill.
We are currently offering complimentary video consultations via Zoom. These are an opportunity to meet with one of Aspire’s expert practitioners to discuss any treatments you may be interested in from the safety and comfort of your own home. Book your free consultation today.
We appreciate all of the support we have had from our loyal patients during this unprecedented time, and for that we thank you! We continue to follow the advice of the Department of Health and Chief Medical Officer and will endeavour to keep you regularly updated.
Finally, we look forward to seeing you in clinic soon!