“Maskne”. Yes, that’s facial acne caused by wearing a mask. As if wearing a mask wasn’t annoying enough! Face coverings lead to a sticky, humid, sweaty feeling, but they also create the perfect breeding ground for oil and bacteria to clog your pores, cause breakouts and generate an imbalance in your skin.
Here’s what to do to fight “maskne”:
- Wash your face more often with a gentle facial cleanser
- Gently exfoliate more often
- Use less makeup
- Opt for a natural moisturizer that contains lavender and/or coconut oil, for their antibacterial effects
- Choose cloth masks and buy various, so you can wash and use a clean one each day.