How to cope with “Maskne”

How to cope with “Maskne” (mask-induced acne)

Times have changed since March 2020 and it became the new normal to have your face mask always with you, specially while travelling.

For those of us currently working from home, a full face of makeup has been rendered totally unnecessary but despite giving our skin a much-needed breather right now, acne can still be an issue.

It’s not just the added anxiety of coronavirus that might be making your break-out a little more than usual right now. If you have been diligently wearing a face mask whenever you are commuting or travelling and you have noticed a few extra pimples in those specific areas (around nose, cheecks and skin) you may be experiencing what dermatologists are calling “maskne”.

Wearing a protective face masks can result in “maskne” – breakouts, blemishes, bumps, or just plain irritated skin. consider to adopt the most basic skin care routine including a gentle non-soap cleanser. Proper cleansing is critical, especially after each time you wear a mask, but make sure to clean your face mask after each time as well. A dirty mask is literally a breeding ground for acne. Last but not least, trying to avoid products with acids and keep in mind fewer ingredients is better for a smooth and glowy skin. 

Which sheet mask do you recommend to treat Maskne?

After wearing a face mask for a longer time the skin and cheeks can be inflamed. To treat the red and sensitive skin we recommend a sheet mask that gives immediate comfort and hydrates your skin. Discover our answer to treat Maskne.

Cicapair Calming mask from Dr. Jart+. 

This easy to apply face mask infused with Centella Asiatica extract, an Asian herbal plant commonly referred to as Tiger Grass, is known for its potent ability to aid in skin recovery to cool, soothe, repair and moisturize sensitive skin.

Please also discover our other sheet masks for a dry and sensitive skin.