While we all were still recovering from the Covid-stress, one more disastrous thing we have been blessed with by this year 2020 and that is MASKNE!!!. If you have been wearing a face mask and you’re noticing pimples popping up on your face, welcome to the group babe. The common sites of getting blemishes due to masks are the bridge of your nose, cheeks, and chin. The breakouts due to mask have become so common that it earned it’s very own name – Yep, a name of its own – MASKNE! But don’t worry girl, we’ve got you covered with some amazing Maskne Tips and tricks you’ll be needing till – well..this covid ends?
What exactly is Maskne?
First, let’s hear about what Maskne actually is?
We’ve talked to numerous dermatologists for you and here’s what they say – according to most dermatologists, acne due to over-long wearing of masks is what we call acne mechanica that is typically seen due to heat, friction, and pressure in the athletes. When a person wears helmets or straps for a longer duration, that’s when maskne appears and well now with a mask too. Your skin is sensitive, especially that of your face so regular friction, the suffocation of pores, heat, and pressure may not be good for it but you need a mask in order to keep yourself and others safe from Covid so can’t skip that, right?
The masks we wear traps heat and humidity when we breathe and talk – obviously something we can’t stop, so don’t blame yourself. So, when your pores are blocked by sweat, oil, and bacteria, you may face maskne. Masks may also wear-away the outermost layer of your skin, making it more vulnerable to flakiness, inflammation, infection, and itchiness.
Choose your mask – covering your face is important but the material of mask you put on your face – YA IMPORTANT!
You don’t want your mask to become a wagon of carrying germs around, making you and others sick, do you? First thing first, no matter which masks you wear, make sure it is clean, sterilized, and not worn for a longer period of time! You gotta dispose off them, you do!
When our world was hit with this gigantic term Covid-19 and we were told to cover our mouth and nose, we went all cray-cray over Surgical and N95 masks, but here’s what you should know. They’re made for healthcare workers and patients who are at high-risk, so you might wanna skip from them. They cause more damage to the face since they’re used at high-risk areas so they may clog up your pores 2x higher than the fabric ones.
If you’re a healthy person, trust me you don’t anything but a cloth mask since they’re washable, carry fewer germs thus less acne. Cloth masks are breathable so might wanna consider them next time you leave your house.
Maskne Tips and Tricks – The real deal
Since you don’t have any other option than to wear a mask almost daily, here’s what you can do to prevent the horrifying maskne. Simple Maskne Tips and tricks to keep your skin safe and healthy!
1. Cleanse with an acne cleanser
You don’t need to over-exfoliate your skin in order to get rid of the dreadful maskne, all you need is a gentle acne cleanser that doesn’t strip away the natural moisture and keeps your skin fresh at all times. Skin Deva’s Acne cleanser includes acne reducing ingredients like, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
2. Include an Active Ingredient – not too many!
For starters, vitamin c is the best active ingredient to go with considering it will help you combat hyperpigmentation, dullness, and most importantly, acne scars. And discoloration too – we all know going out in the skin is giving us two-toned skin, so vitamin c serums are your best friends this whole mask season!
Skin Deva has got two amazing vitamin c serums that you can choose according to your skin type. Vitamin C+E+Ferulic acid is a much stronger vitamin c serum with all three active ingredients while Vitamin C+matrixyl 3000 contains an active ingredient, a peptide, and a hydrating agent.
3. Lock-in essential moisture
You don’t want your skin to look dull, would you? Do you know who you can count on when you want your skin to hold the moisture? Yes, you guessed it right – Hyaluronic Acid!
4. Treat your open pores with peptide, not dirt
While we keep our masks on, the humidity from when we breathe and talk may trap our pores with bacterias and dirt. In order to prevent this from happening, you gotta shrink your large open pores with a peptide ingredient.
5. Dry skin, don’t care
You need an oil that does not make your skin too oily? People might think you’re crazy but we don’t because we have just the perfect solution for you. All recommendations mostly end up for oily, normal, and combination skin types but do we leave out dry skin types? No, we don’t. We present to you, Squalane oil. Not only it treats acne, but it is also a light-weight, non-greasy and moisturizing oil that will keep your skin moisturized under the mask and help you steer clear of the dreadful maskne you may get.
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