The question on everyone’s mind: What is Maskne? How can I stop it from ruining my skin?
If you develop breakouts from wearing a mask for too long, you aren’t alone. This condition “Maskne” (mask acne) is very real! It is a basic skin irritation, which includes pimples, inflammation, and textural irregularities that erupt due to wearing facemasks.
How does Maskne occur? When we wear masks for too long, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells clog our pores. The mask also traps humidity from your breath and sweat, which creates a breeding ground for acne to grow. Or you may just have sensitive and hypo-allergic skin and the material of your face-covering mask is causing skin irritation.
As you know, it’s essential that we keep wearing facemasks, even if we have to deal with Maskne constantly. Keeping our mouth and nose covered is one of the best ways to protect us and prevent the spread of Covid-19. So the best advice we can give you is to keep wearing your mask and use essential anti-Maskne products to help your skin.
Here are some of our favourite products to treat & prevent Maskne:
1. Pore Clarifying Gel Cleanser:
This light foaming and purifying cleanser dissolves oil and sebum deep from deep within your skin to refine pores. Its deep cleansing actives provide a gentle yet thorough wash without stripping your skin of its natural moisture.
2. Rosewater Hydrating Spritz:
This is a therapeutic oil that draws impurities of your skin’s surface without stripping its natural essential oils. Filled with cooling rose water, this spritz is wonderfully nourishing, softening, and protecting spray with anti-inflammatory properties, valuable for defeating Maskne.
3. Bl+C Black Cumin + Cajeput Pimples Serum Concentrate:
One of our best anti-redness products for 2021, this serum for redness and blemishes is formulated especially for problematic acne-prone skin. This potent oil helps reduce the appearance of pimples and acne. Black cumin oil helps purify your skin, promoting smoother and visibly clearer pores, while Cajeput supports a fresh & clean complexion, visibly free of blemishes!
4. Restorative Face Serum:
With powerful essential skincare ingredients like evening primrose oil, apricot kernel, and sea buckthorn, this is perfect to include in your rosacea skin care regimen. High in essential fatty acids, gamma-linoleic acid, and beta carotene, this serum helps soothe irritated skin and help diminish the appearance of redness and blemishes.
5. Retexturizing Gel Aqua Peel:
This retexturing gel mask instantly regains your skin’s lost texture to make it blemish-free and also refine your pores. This peel contains a powerful mix of essential AHA’s and BHA’s to gently exfoliate your skin from dull, rough skin cells and clean out pores. Thus, preventing future acne breakouts.
6. Skin Prep Serum
Skin Prep Serum with bioactive marine complex is skin-perfecting oil made with carefully selected ingredients. It is created to support the appearance of smooth, healthy, and radiant skin. Infused with seawater, algae extract, and other handpicked botanical extracts; this primer protects skin with breathable, non-greasy moisture. The perfect prep for your skin before wearing your facemask.
7. Refining Dual-Action Radiance Polish:
Optimal for uneven skin tone, blemishes, and textural irregularities, this gentle exfoliator lifts skin-clogging debris from your pores to leave behind a smoother, more luminous, and radiant skin tone.