Blog by TRU47 Contributing Guest Blogger Jennifer Swink, Owner Celebrity Skin in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Author of GETTING CLEAR: Everything You Need to Know to Cure Acne Quickly, Easily and Naturally
As a clinical aesthetician, it has been a tremendous challenge to watch my clients' inflammatory skin conditions regress due to wearing facial masks.
Facial masks have exacerbated skin issues in people with problematic skin like acne, eczema, and rosacea, sensitive and/or dry skin.
The friction, pressure, constant rubbing, lack of exposure to air, and the non-hygienic environment created by wearing a mask on a regular basis are causing people with even normal skin to develop rashes, contact dermatitis and/or breakouts.
Acne is already an epidemic affecting over 50 million adult Americans, and when combined with a pandemic and having to wear masks, wreaks havoc on the skin. With the mandate of wearing masks in recent months, a new condition has been termed, "Maskne," which is the skin's reaction to wearing masks (often made from materials which may trap impurities), and people suffering from skin irritations and breakouts as a result.
Recently I came across TRU47, which offered masks made of 99.99% pure ionically bathed silver-plated fabric facial masks. Historically, the use of silver for various medical applications is well-documented. Various forms of silver have been used to prevent the transmission of infection, treat burns, promote healing of chronic wounds and ulcers, and aid in healing the skin's inflammatory conditions.
While it is possible to have a silver allergy, in general, the properties in silver when topically applied:
- Aids in reducing inflammation
- Aids in inhibiting bacteria, viruses, and fungus
- Aids in healing the skin by restoring and maintaining barrier function
The TRU47 silver mask offers protection against acne and other inflammatory skin conditions and allows the skin to breathe, which is vital in maintaining healthy, clear skin. Wearing the TRU47 silver masks will inevitably prevent my clients from fighting an expensive uphill battle to maintain clear skin.
For more, visit TRU47’s Mask page.