Unfortunately, it is enough to look out the window, turn on the TV, read the breaking news on your favorite internet portal or just prepare to go to the nearest store to realize that we are more than ever exposed to various aggressive factors and stressors. Earthquakes, fires and breakdowns in industrial plants, among other things, increase the emission of harmful particles that in combination with fog stay longer in our urban areas, air-conditioned, overheated, dry air (which I have written countless times) dries the skin, excessive use of various , often inappropriate “cleansers”, fruit acids, peeling further disrupts the functions of the skin barrier, and given the coronavirus pandemic, we are forced to wear masks and / or visors for hours every day, which above all cause various irritations, redness and irregularities on our skin.
Therefore, the marketing campaigns of all major cosmetic companies have long argued that hydration alone is not enough and there are a number of anti pollution products (or even product lines) that protect our skin from “environmental aging” and xenobiotics (chemicals that are not a product of our natural metabolism). , and are found on the skin or in the body and can cause various side effects). The upgrade of this trend is a response of dermocosmetics to the recently mentioned term maskni (mascne).
Masks are a term that broadly encompasses conditions such as redness of the skin, rashes, acne, folliculitis, a kind of perioral dermatitis, etc., which occur as a direct consequence of continuous wearing of masks. Wearing masks, in addition to the friction of the material on the skin of the face, also causes moisture retention and impurities and consequent changes in the microbiome that lead to masks.
Under the influence of these factors, therefore, there is a violation of the skin barrier and microbiome balance and weakening of the hydrolipid film, so the skin becomes extremely sensitive, ie fragile, which is manifested by subjective feeling of tightness, discomfort and slight burning of the skin and visible redness, irregularities, appearance wrinkles and uneven complexion. Such sensitive, “fragile” skin, in addition to hydration, requires the renewal and balancing of the microbiome through day care.