Have you noticed a difference in your skin ever since you started wearing masks? If you develop breakouts from wearing a mask, you are not alone. This condition, known as “maskne” a short form for mask acne, which is a common side effect of using a mask.
Maskne doesn’t simply cause pimples, though. It may also result in skin issues including redness, bumpiness, and irritation. Even though
HOW TO PREVENT
Washing your face morning and night can prevent the building up of bacteria, oil, and other pore-clogging elements. Make a habit of cleansing your face twice a day. Especially, after you are done wearing the mask.
STAY AWAY FROM DRYING PRODUCTS
When it comes to protecting your skin from irritations, supporting the skin barrier is essential. It means drying products can make your skin more vulnerable to bacteria, so it’s time to take a break from them.
A very important point, mask hygiene. Wash your masks after 2-3 days with detergent, hot water, and a bit of white vinegar. White vinegar is known for its antibacterial, anti-viral, and antifungal properties.
Use a gentle exfoliant to help clear away the smaller particles that hang out on your face and clog your pores. Use exfoliators with ingredients that help fight acne such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and zinc.
USE EFFECTIVE MOISTURISER
If your skin tends to be dry, a mask may cause irritation. Applying a noncomedogenic moisturizer can help hydrate your skin. A moisturizer can also serve as a barrier between your skin and the mask.
PRODUCTS TO TRY OUT
Mcaffeine’s Cappuccino Coffee Face Mask helps to revive the skin with its jelly-like texture. This mask has acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid that helps to weaken the acne-causing bacteria.
Phy’s superlight moisturiser will help you to keep your skin even toned, fresh and healthy.
Infused with salicylic acid, citric acid, and tea tree oil, Beaumark’s Maskne Gentle Cleanser fights acne by reducing oil, bacteria, and dead skin on your face.
BOMBAY SHAVING COMPANY
While shaving, opt for a sensitive shaving foam. Bombay Shaving Company’s Sensitive Shaving Foam with aloe vera, oats and olive oil has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, leaving your skin feeling soft and healthy.
THE BODY SHOP
The Body Shop’s Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub, Mask gives you three products in one to help battle blemishes and excess oil.
Pilgrim’s Red Vine Night Gel Creme is an ideal product to end your day with. It nourishes and repairs your skin during sleep so that you wake up to completely rejuvenated skin. It also includes ingredients like retinol, vitamin C and mulberry that tightens the skin and boost collagen production to leave you with supple skin in the morning.