Maskne got you down?
Now one of the most common skin issues as a result of wearing protection against the coronavirus, it seems that “the new acne” is beginning to affect nearly every person that’s been covering up with a face mask.
Thankfully, there’s ways to avoid breakouts.
In this article, aestheticians and skincare professional from Toronto’s Miraj Hammam Spa give you six tips for fighting maskne, once and for all.
TIP #1: Choose The Right Mask
The right mask comes with the perfect fit: no gaps, irritation or chaffing.
Ensure your mask falls right against your skin but doesn’t hook on too tightly.
100 per cent cotton masks are preferable for the safest wear, but they’re also going to be most comfortable for your skin.
TIP #2: Wash Your Mask After Each Use
For those who wear a fabric mask: breathing and talking into it creates a warm, damp environment where bacteria accumulates.
Washing your mask after each use can kill bad bacteria, preventing irritation and breakouts from happening.
TIP #3: Go Fresh Faced
Since a mask will cover more than half of your face, there’s no need for heavy makeup.
Try to limit the amount of makeup on your skin in order to minimize clogged pores.
TIP #4: Try “Masking”
… The other kind.
Up your self-care routine and get a handle on breakouts by using a purifying mask one or two times a week.
TIP #5: Don’t Skip Your Daily Routine
Cleansing is so important – now more than ever.
Wash your face morning and night to get deep into pores, but be careful about stripping the skin, which can cause more breakouts. A gentle, milk-based cleanser will help.
TIP #6: Spot Treat
Once you get a spot, treat it right away. Using a salicylic acid will assist in speeding up the healing process.