Maskne, or mask acne, is acne breakouts from wearing a face mask. Maskne occurs when sweat, oil, and bacteria are trapped on your skin while wearing a mask, creating the perfect breeding ground for breakouts.
1. The material matters. Use a mask that is made with breathable fabric. Using a mask made from cotton fibres is important. It is less irritating for skin and it's also breathable, meaning it creates less humidity. Reusable masks should be washed and kept clean.
2. No makeup or less makeup. Try not to wear makeup or less makeup on days you have to wear a face mask. The makeup gets trapped against your sin in a humid environment and will cause breakouts.
3. Make sure to wash your face with good products. Keep your face clean with products that help keep your skin clear. The Silk Honey Face Scrub is gentle and helps the skin recover and the Rich Green Tea Face Mask will hydrate and draw out impurities from the skin.
We definitely do not recommend not wearing a mask though. Stay safe!