050: How to treat ‘Maskne’

As face masks have become commonplace to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic, a form of acne mechanica—”maskne”—has become more widespread. With so many acne solutions out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Dr. Oakley and guest, Dr. Christie Alexander, a dermatologist with St. Elizabeth Physicians, will go over your questions, including why we get breakouts, blackheads and the story behind those painful blemishes (i.e. cystic acne). Nutritional status, stress, toxicity, inflammation and hormonal and gut imbalances are all factors that contribute to this pesky skin condition. The Lady Bod Podcast is presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Physicians.