MASKNE ! what is it?
Hello ladies and gentlemen 😊 I wanted to share some useful information about this crazy breakouts going around. What exactly is maskne and why does it happen? As the name suggests, maskne is a type of breakout that results from wearing a face mask. Maskne is acne formed in areas due to friction, pressure, rubbing and/or occlusion. You can see it in the areas covered by the mask and also the areas where the mask touches the skin. Maskne is often triggered by pores being blocked by sweat, oil, and makeup. The friction of the mask can also block and clog pores, leading to the formation of blackheads and pimples. The big question is - How can you prevent and treat maskne? Prevention is always our best bet. If you are wearing a cloth mask, you must wash it daily. If you are wearing a disposable mask, try to replace it as often as possible or allow it to air out in between uses. This will help prevent against skin irritation. If you start developing maskne, first and foremost, be gentle—that means going easy on at-home spa days and skincare routine regimen . Overdoing it at home with face masks, scrubs, washes, toners and skincare right now can compromise your skin's protective barrier, even more than already is. Instead, wash your face with a gentle cleanser, use a good moisturizer and avoid products that are too drying because they will cause the skin barrier to become more compromised. Don’t forget SPF during the day time! Unfortunately, I found out about Maskne a little too late. My face is experiencing this issue and all I can do for now is be patient and gentle with my skin. I hope you find this info helpful and I hope this helps some of you. Xoxo 💋