Maskne, or acne caused by wearing a mask, may sound like a trendy new term, however it is a very real condition. Despite the world becoming more aware of this condition due to the current pandemic affecting us all, this has been a struggle for those who wore masks for their jobs long before the pandemic entered the global norm. The medical term for this skin issue is called acne mechanics. It is triggered by heat, and friction. We are here to help with some tips on how to keep your skin clear from those pesky breakouts.
WASH YOUR MASK DAILY
Washing your mask daily with a fragrance free cleanser will help remove any residue, like makeup, dead skin, sweat and bacteria. If you use disposable masks that cannot be washed, make sure to wear a new one each day.
AVOID MAKEUP IN THE AREA YOU ARE COVERING