Maskne Treatment: How to Effectively Treat & Prevent (Mask Acne)

Maskne treatment is easy with some precautionary skin care measures. Here you will find everything you should know about maskne before using the skincare products so it wouldn’t go wrong. Since everyone has a skincare regimen, just a few additional steps will help your skin fight the maskne. 

What is maskne?

The term “maskne” gained popularity with the rapidly growing coronavirus. It’s basically mask-acne for short and the acne caused by wearing a face mask. Have you noticed that your skin is currently drier, redder or more restless? Do you suffer from pimples and impurities, especially on the cheeks, chin and jawline? There is a good chance that this is due to wearing a mask. To protect ourselves against the coronavirus, we wear a mask almost every day and this has many consequences for your skin. This doesn’t mean we will let you compromise your beauty, well not on our watch! We have explained everything you should know about maskne and its treatment. #Staysafestaypretty

Due to constant friction of the mask over the skin, the skin is damaged and the skin barrier is also affected. Due to which bacteria easily penetrate the skin and irritate the skin. It is better to choose a face mask made of cotton or 100% silk that is breathable and doesn’t close or clog the pores. The cotton material is so soft and does not extract the moisture from the skin keeping it actually hydrated. Thus, chance of maskne would lessen quickly. Do you work in healthcare and are obligated to wear a surgical mask all day? Then you can wear a silk mask under the surgical mask to protect the skin.

The masks made of synthetic materials and the disposable masks ensure that moisture is extracted from the skin, making the skin drier. In addition, these materials do not breathe well, so that heat remains in the mask. The heat makes the skin clammy and bacteria start to multiply on the skin. This, in combination with excess sebum, sweat, dirt and bacteria, which are retained by the mask, causes acne. Some precautionary measures will help you eliminate the maskne issue.  

9 Tips For Maskne Treatment 

  • Cleansing

As a first step, it is important to cleanse the skin every morning and evening with a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. This removes sebum and dirt from the skin and is the first step to prevent impurities. This exfoliating cleanser is more preferable for oily and impure skin and the gentle cleanser can be used on all skin types. If the skin is very dry, you can opt for the hydrating cleanser. Cleansing not only removes dirt but also helps to restore the hydration of the skin.

  • Exfoliating

By wearing a face mask, the skin is less able to let go of the dead skin cells that cause blockages in the skin. We can help the skin with this by using a scrub. The dual action scrub and exfoliating products contain very fine granules that gently remove dead skin cells. The dual action scrub has a double exfoliating effect due to the acids contained in the formula.

  • Sebum control 

After cleansing and scrubbing, we also want to tackle excess sebum with impure skin. The oil control pads are a real powerhouse in this. This product contains 2% salicylic acid which reduces sebum production and thanks to the antibacterial ingredients, pimples are tackled and new pimples are prevented. With dry skin it is important to calm the skin and the calming toner is an ideal solution. Fine toner neutralizes the PH value of the skin, helping the skin to restore hydration.

  • Mask every once in a while

With the sulfur mask you really give your skin something extra for maskne treatment. This mask even absorbs the excess sebum deep into the pores, preventing clogged pores and pimples. You can use this mask 2-3 times a week by applying a thin layer and letting it work for 10 to 15 minutes. Then remove this mask with water or a wet washcloth.

Maskne: Precautions

  1. Make sure you wear a clean face mask and change it regularly.
  2. Opt for a cotton or silk mask, these are softer for your skin.
  3. Store your mask clean pouch, if you keep putting it in your bag or jacket pocket, you will get more bacteria and viruses on your skin. 
  4. Try not to touch your mask too much and if you touch it, only grab it by the rubber bands and of course with clean hands.