Maskne or Mask Acne is due to the prolonged use of protective face masks. The most common type is mechanical acne, which usually occurs in athletes who wear tight-fitting fabrics or helmets. In the current situation, the use of a mask and poor ventilation for a long period of time is the main reason for Maskne.
Generally, the skin barrier helps protect you in many ways. But when it comes to excessive friction, rubbing, or sweat being trapped under a mask, your skin can become irritated and cause breakouts in the chin, mouth, and nose areas.
Revealing a green tea skincare regimen you’ll look forward to using every day to combat Maskne. Green tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It detoxifies the skin and removes toxins and pollutants. Therefore, it is important that you remove all dirt and impurities from your face every day in the morning and evening.
Streamlining your skincare routine, cleansing-exfoliation-moisturizing, would become really essential, especially to fight Maskne.
1. Cleanse and detoxify your skin
Your morning regimen should have a cleanser that will detoxify your skin and prepare it for the next day. Therefore, wash your face before applying a protective mask to soothe your skin and prevent bacteria from forming under the mask.
2. Gently exfoliate
You can supplement your cleanser with a gentle scrub from time to time, twice a week to be precise, to cleanse your pores. A good exfoliant removes dead skin cells, impurities, and toxins that accumulate in the skin.
3. Moisturize, moisturize, repeat
The more hydrated your skin is, the healthier it will be. Use a serum to moisturize your skin, choose one with hyaluronic acid and other powerful skin-loving ingredients that can soothe your skin. Also, look for a serum that is lightweight, quickly absorbed, and does not make your skin greasy.
These three steps of cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing can help you fight acne throughout the day. Once you return home, you can replicate your morning routine. A complement to your nightly routine after cleansing can be a detoxifying night gel that can further relax, moisturize, and soothe your skin during the night.
Don’t forget this!
✔︎ Cleanse your mask after use
✔︎ Make sure your mask is not too tight or too loose
✔︎ Wear masks that allow the skin to breathe
✔︎ Do not touch your face from side to side
Cheers to good skin!
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.