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Hacking maskne: a quorum quenching story, by Vytrus Biotech

À l'assaut du maskné : une histoire de piratage du quorum, par Vytrus Biotech

Consumer trends throughout 2020 have been shaken by the global pandemic we are experiencing. This health crisis has marked a milestone in consumer behavior patterns, and cosmetics is no exception. Currently, due to the use of protective elements such as masks, as well as other related factors, the appearance of acne has increased among the population, no matter the age. The constant friction of the mask fabric on our skin, together with the lack of perspiration, has led to the phenomenon known as “maskne”. Vytrus Biotech proposes a new treatment based on plant stem cells, respectful with the skin microbiota, which acts on skin conditions caused by mask wearing such as acne: Quora Noni.

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A more technical term for maskne is mechanical acne, and it is also known as “athlete’s acne” or “friction” because it is the result of the mechanical friction of a tissue against the skin and is common in athletes.
“Actually, it is a common acne that can occur in people who never had it. The mask will be essential to protect ourselves and we have lo live with it. However, our skin is not used to it and this is one of its effects,” said Dr. Mar Mira - specialist in aesthetic medicine and nutrition and co-founder of the Mira + Cueto clinic, in Madrid, Spain, to BBC World magazine.

The maskne is something more usual in health professionals as stated in an investigation published by Journal of the American Academy. It said that at least 83% of health professionals in Hubei (China) got dermatological diseases on their face as a result of mask wearing.
Amy Kassouf – dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), said that the acne derived from mask wearing “has always been a problem in health professionals who are obligated to use them. Now that its use has been spreaded to the public is when the problem has …

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