Do you know your mask is giving you acne? This new widespread dermatological phenomenon has acquired a new term 'Maskne' or Mask Acne. A lot of factors like less or no air passing, friction, heat, sweat, irritation can contribute to maskne. Wearing a protective mask is now an inevitable part of our lives but it is essential that we prevent maskne. While there are many ways you can prevent the occurrence of acne caused by wearing a mask, we are going to list for you some of the most important ones!
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Maskne or Mask Acne is caused due to prolonged usage of protective face masks.
The most common kind of which is acne mechanica which usually happens to athletes who wear tight fabric or helmets. In the current situation, wearing a mask and low ventilation over a long period of time is the prime reason for Maskne.
Generally, your skin barrier helps protect you in many ways. But when it comes to excessive friction, rubbing, or sweat getting trapped underneath a mask, your skin can get irritated, leading to breakouts on our chin, mouth, and nose areas.
Unveiling a skincare regime with Green Tea that you’ll look forward to using every day to fight Maskne. Green Tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It detoxifies skin and gets the skin rid of toxins and pollutants. Hence, it is important that you remove all the dirt, impurities from your face every day in the morning and evening.
Streamlining your skincare routine, cleansing-exfoliating-hydrating, would become truly essential especially for combating Maskne.
1. Cleanse & Detox your Skin
Your morning regime must have a cleanser that would detoxify your skin and make it ready for the day ahead. So, wash your face before applying a protective mask in order to soothe your skin and prevent building bacteria under the mask.
2. Exfoliate Gently
You can top your cleanser up with a gentle scrub occasionally, twice a week to be precise, in order to cleanse your pores. A good exfoliator sloughs away dead skin cells, impurities, and toxins that your skin gathers.
3. Hydrate, Moisturize, Repeat
The more hydrated your skin, the healthier it is. Use a serum to hydrate your skin, choose a one with Hyaluronic Acid and other skin-loving potent ingredients which can soothe your skin. Also, reach out to a serum that is lightweight, absorbs rapidly, and doesn’t make the skin oily.
These three steps of Cleansing - Exfoliating - Hydrating can help you combat acne in the day time. Once you return home, you can replicate your morning routine. An addon to your night routine after cleansing can be a detoxifying night gel that can further relax, moisturize, and soothe your skin at night.
Don’t Forget These!
✔︎ Clean your mask after use
✔︎ Ensure that your mask isn’t too tight or too loose
✔︎ Use masks that allow the skin to breathe
✔︎ Do not touch your face back & forth
Cheers to good skin!