How to treat your maskne

Maskne is a term that keeps popping around at the moment and people are getting concerned as we're all having to wear masks a lot more often now.



Why does it happen?

It is called acne mechanica which means anything occluding the skin (tight clothes, sports bra, helmets, hats, face masks) the heat is increased massively, causing you to sweat resulting in more debris, sebum and bacteria on the skin meaning pores will become clogged causing acne.


Tips to help fight back

  • Clean masks daily.

  • As soon as it's safe to do so, take the mask off.

  • When you get home make sure you're doing a good double cleansing routine.

  • I'd recommend a salicylic cleanser at night after wearing your mask if you're skin isn't sensitive or sensitised.

  • Wear a water based moisturiser.

  • Avoid wearing makeup under the mask.

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