Last week we posted an IG Story that resonated with A LOT of people.
You see whilst we are all doing the right thing and wearing masks we are also learning about 2020/2021's newest skin trend.. Mask Acne... or Maske as it's been referred to.
Maskne is a small price to pay for the greater health and wellbeing of our community and we are all for that ( the greater good, not the Maskne) so here's a rundown of the IG Story we did on Maskne, it's brief and written as dot points to keep it short for the IGS. It does give you the basics.
We are calling it "Maskne" ... because 2020.
Wearing a face mask can cause skin irritation resulting in "Maskne"
This happens due to the mask trapping dirt & oil in the pores, combined with a few other factors ( we will get to that in a bit)
Wearing a mask can also cause skin conditions like Miliaria ( AKA Heat Rash) and Rosacea to flare up.
The most common issue is facial redness around the bottom
half of the face.
These areas become tender as the skin barrier has been disrupted resulting in inflamation.
The mask physically rubbing on your skin
Miliara (aka heat rash) hot, humid bacteria and dead skin cells create a perfect storm of grossness
Other skin related conditions like Dermatitis or Rosacea (you might not even know you have until now)
Skip make up under the mask- just stickto brows & lashes
Use masks made from breathable fibers
Keep your reusable mask clean (don't shove it in your handbag and then on your face)
DOUBLE cleanse & exfoliate (don't over do it with the exfoliators)
Keep the area hydrated (try an oil free moisturiser)
Apply a barrier cream
REMEMBER TO BE KIND TO YOURSELF & YOUR SKIN
But wait, there's more! Here's what we know after wearing a mask for a few days, and there's been a steep learning curve... like don't put on lipstick/balm/gloss before going out. You might think this is a "no brainer" but old habits die hard.
Maskne Prevention Tip #1
Get a 'lil glow without using foundation. Here are some we've tried & liked
isle of paradise
Maskne Prevention Tip #2
Silk Face Mask
It's just a *little*bit fancy. Here are some we have found online