How To Deal With Maskne

If acne wasn’t enough of a problem already, now we have to deal with maskne, i.e., mask + acne too. Maskne refers to the breakouts that crop up along the lines where we wear face masks. Here’s how to tackle this.

Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On Mar 3, 2022
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Have you been diligently wearing your face mask whenever you step out but have started noticing pimples and spots suddenly cropping up along the bridge of your nose, cheeks, and chin? You’re probably dealing with maskne, a term for acne mechanical , which refers to breakouts that occur from wearing a face mask for too long on account of the friction that happens when your mask touches your skin. To break it down, your pores are blocked by sweat, oil, and makeup, and add humidity to the mix that happens with hours of wearing a face mask, and you have a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause acne. Well, you can’t stop wearing a face mask for protection, but you can follow these tips to help your skin.


Wash or Replace Your Mask Often


Pick The Right Detergent


Cut Down On Makeup


Don’t Skip Sunscreen


Take Mask Breaks (When Safe To Do So)

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Breakouts that occur from wearing a face mask for too long are popularly called…

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On account of wearing a face mask for hours, humidity can encourage a breeding ground for bacteria, which leads to acne.

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When it comes to a detergent to wash your masks, you should pick…

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It’s a good idea to wear heavy makeup under your mask

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Sunscreen under a mask…

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A mask break every 4 hours is ok to do only when it’s safe for you and others around you

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For makeup, look for products that are non-comedogenic to avoid clogging your pores.

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Your mask should fit your skin...

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Those with acne should opt for a cleanser with salicylic acid.

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