5 TIPS to prevent and Alleviate Maskne
Wear Cotton or Disposable Masks(This is a bonus tip!) The most common form of advice, unfortunately I could not follow. Polyester and synthetic fabrics keep the moisture in the mask and encourage bacterial growth. They can also be rougher on the skin causing more irritation. I was in a situation where my workplace was enforcing polyester masks that were branded for the company as a uniform. So this is a bonus tip. The rest of this list focuses on tips to help you no matter what type of masks you wear. That being said, please wear Cotton masks if you can! Synthetic fabrics will always cause more damage even with all of the tips below. If you follow everything in this post including wearing a cotton mask, I promise you will see more results than without. I tried all of this and it helped, but nothing helped more than telling my boss that I could not wear synthetic fabrics on my face and getting myself a cotton mask for work!! 💖 1. Wash Your Mask With Your Face Wash This will prevent irritation from strong detergents. 2. Change Your Mask Often Halfway through the day or more is essential, especially if you were like me and required to wear polyester masks at work. 🤦🏽♀️ 3. Put Coconut Oil On Your Mask This saved me while wearing polyester masks at work. Any high friction areas like your chin and jawline will thank you if you add some oil to alleviate friction. It's not a cure, but the antibacterial properties of coconut oil help to keep bacteria from being pushed into your skin and moisturizes so that less skin irritation occurs and less dread skin cells are flaking off into your mask and being pushed into your pores. I've been told this is a very comedogenic oil and not to use it. It helped me, but someone suggested Cerave Ointment Instead. I don't post about anything I havent tried, so if you try this let me know 4. Save Exfoliating and Skin Treatments for Nightime Only! Exfoliate before bed, only gently cleanse before wearing your mask all day! 5. Wear Pimple Patches It may seem like I am recommending that you reverse your routine. Well the truth is I am. Our enemy used to be our pillow, but now the masks are proven to be worse! Pimple patches are usually worn at night while you sleep, but are now essential to wear under your mask. They alleviate friction, keep pimples from becoming inflamed and also work as a preventative by keeping dirty oils and bacteria out of your pores. Even if you're breakout goes away, I recommend you use these by putting them on high friction points like your chin and jawline, and even in areas that get moist like under your nose! You can buy different kinds off of Amazon. Try what you want. I decided to go unmedicated. I tried the brand Liva Clean. They provide a pack of thin round patches that are different sizes, and also have a package you can buy that have slightly thicker, bigger squares. Please share any more tips you have! I want everyone to get through this! 💖 good luck glowies😊
Sep. 23, 2020
stargirlskin007please DO NOT USE COCONUT OIL ON YOUR SKIN. IT IS HORRIBLE FOR YOUR PORES. IT IT EXTREMELY COMEDOGENIC. 😭 AS A FORMER DERMATOLOGIST PLEASE DON'T USE COCONUT OIL. TRY AN CERVE OINTMENT.
Oct. 6, 2020·7 likes
ThankfullyKatThanks for the tip! I agree I would usually use it, but when wearing a polyester mask all day at work like I had to it really helped the rubbing irritation. It also helped reduce bacteria. I don't suggest rubbing it all over your skin, but in this specific situation it really helped a lot of irritation and kept my mask from destroying my face. Would you suggest a different product to put on a mask to help rubbing irritation and bacteria. I used coconut oil because of its anti bacterial properties. I'm open to alternative suggestions🙂
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Acne and Skin in general
I think that especially with my page, posting about clearing my skin, skin struggles, taking pills, and countless products, it is so important to remember what I am getting out of all this. CONFIDENCE! Some of us are on this app just to learn more about how to keep our skin young and healthy! Which is pretty much all of us. But most also struggle with countless skin insecurities that we want recommendations and solutions for. I know that in the back of my head when I think of acne I think that I need it to be gone in order to be happy or have confidence in my skin. Which is absolutely incorrect. Having a nice skincare routine and wanting the best for your skin is absolutely the goal. But please please please do not forget that you are beautiful, insecurities don't define you, and you don't need clear, unattainable skin to have confidence. If this idea that perfect skin is possible and something that you should have, then you aren't surrounding yourself with the correct people or accounts of social media. Photoshop and filters exist, so don't trust the internet or aim goals based on the internet. You are beautiful and loved. Your insecurities don't define you whatsoever, so please get in the mindset that any type of skin you have, is completely perfect and beautiful.
This is the first time Ive had a acne breakouts I get pimple breakouts but never had acne I’ve realized it’s very hard to make it go away. Im not sure if it’s hormonal acne or just regular acne or I’m breaking out because of these stupid mask we have to wear . I’ve been very stressed with 2 jobs and not getting enough sleep I’ve even thought about quitting my jobs because I’m so insecure with my face and don’t even wanna look at customers,and when I take videos and pictures for instagram or Snapchat I always have to use a filter. I’m going to a party on Saturday I really want it to go away by then I’m seeing my old friends from school excited and nervous because of my face I’m thinking in my head what if they think I’m a catfish because on social media I have “clear skin” because of the filters then in real life my skin looks like this. I’m going to buy more skincare products for my skin any recommendations? Motivation and advice would help
Help!!!!! Acne or allergic reaction ??
Hi guys, I came about this app due to me searching for products and tips on how to treat this rash/acne on my face. I want to be helpful and maybe help someone going through the same thing, as I am still currently recovering from this!!! I am really hoping I don’t gross some people :/ about two months ago, I had to wear those n-95 masks at my work, due to Covid, and I believe it’s what gave me this allergic reaction! I hope you’re able to see but my skin was covered in these small bumps, or like I described them at that time, like tiny small blisters! They were so painful! On the other hand, I suffer from acne already, so I decided to go see a Profesional and he prescribed Retin-A and another medication that I can’t recall the name! I no longer have this going on but I was left with so many red dots and healing scars and bumpy skin. I know skincare takes a long time to work but If you guys have any recommendations of what products I should use and also avoid, feel free to comment!! I would really appreciate it!! I have since boughten a lot of skincare, yet I haven’t tried All since I’m testing little by little and getting to know my skin and the products I’m putting on my skin! Thank you 🥰🥰
Hi all! So I’ve had pretty great success with Adapalene so far. Don’t break out too bad anymore. Haven’t noticed too much with pore size but think that might’ve been unrelated product choices. But anyway. Just snatched up the Sunday Riley Luna oil. From Ipsy. As they’re both major retinoids, would you guys suggest alternating every other night with them? I don’t think I’m terribly sensitive and have been using the Differin every night, per the label. Obviously I’m not going to use them on the same night. Just looking for feedback I guess. Thanks!
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Accutane (isotretinoin) changed my life!!
Hey everyone, Just wanted to show this quick video of how accutane truly changed my life. I just want you all to know that I understand. I know how hard it is, mentally, to deal with acne. I’VE BEEN THERE. It is not easy. It’s crying every night as you look in the mirror because you don’t like what you see. Crying because you feel that you look ugly. Crying because you don’t want anyone to see you like this. But I promise, it gets better. It’s temporary; it will not last forever. Keep smiling, beautiful :)
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