Wearing surgical masks often causes ‘maskne’, or breakouts from wearing masks because there is constant rubbing of the mask on the skin causing micro-inflammation. This combined with the humid environment that masks create potentially results in breakouts.
Avantguard face masks are made out of our in house developed antimicrobial fabric using Aerosilver™️ technology, which is antiviral, antifungal as well as antibacterial and prevents the proliferation of the bacteria that causes skin breakouts.
Avantguard masks also come with a super soft hypoallergenic #skinprotectlayer™️ made of our in house developed organic jersey fabric with moisture wicking and anti odour technology that prevents maskne and mask mouth.
Avantguard’s next generation healthcare fabric using Aerosilver™️ technology used in the outer layer of our masks not only protects you and others, but also your SKIN. It provides a defensive shield between the environment and the body, in particular protecting your skin from the damaging effects of UVA, UVB and infrared IR as well as the artificial ‘blue light’ or HEV created by our extensive use of computers, tablets and smartphones.
Aerosilover has been tested to block 99% of UVA/UVB and is persistent in its protection: while creams need to be reapplied every hour or two, the protection provided by Aerosilver is permanent.
This gives Avantguard masks an SPF of 100.
Together with UV rays, pollution is the first cause of ageing particularly in urban environments. A combination of both generate a large number of free radicals, depleting oxygen from the cells, depriving the skin of vital oxygen and accelerating the process of cellular ageing.
“Our skin has to face daily, more than 300 sources of pollution; these include UV rays, air pollution and domestic pollution. HEV is amongst these and is a relatively new threat to the skin. HEV is a group of artificial light, known as blue light which is emitted from electronic devices such as computers, laptops, mobile phones tablets etc. Blue light is a short wavelength that produces a high amount of energy and can be classified as a third band of sun ray, blue light produces more hyperpigmentation than UVB and is more damaging that UVA and UVB combined because it penetrates down to the bottom of the dermis. Forty-three per cent of adults work in a job that requires prolonged use of a computer or tablet, whilst on average young people check their phone 150 times a day.”