And just when we thought things couldn’t get any worst, now we’re dealing with Mascne! I’m sure by now you’re all familiar with the term, but if not Mascne (aka Acne Mechanica) is acne that develops in the lower face area as a result of wearing a mask for an extended period of time.
So what exactly about wearing a mask causes the acne? When we wear a mask for an extended period of time we’re creating a very hot and humid environment. In addition to that the fabric is causing friction against the skin which in turn completely disrupts your skin’s barrier. The combination can result in what looks like tiny white pustules. Some may develop larger breakouts, however, those are typically triggered by hormones.
Good news is there are a few things you can do to prevent/correct these pesky little mask induced breakouts. Don’t worry, I got ya 😉
3 STEPS TO PREVENT MASCNE:
- Wear a clean, breathable mask
- Don’t skip on your skincare regimen
- Avoid wearing makeup
3 PRODUCTS TO USE TO TREAT MASCNE:
Ultimately we want to keep our skin as healthy as possible right now! Investing and using the right skincare regimen will keep your skin from getting congested and pay off in the long run!