July 2020

How to Avoid ‘Maskne’ From Wearing Face Masks

Wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic has led to a new skincare problem: "maskne" (mask acne). Here are some tips for protecting your skin when it’s constantly exposed to heat, sweat and pressure from your mask. Apply a balm or moisturizer that can create a barrier, Look for ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil and cocoa butter to shield your skin. Wear a clean mask whenever possible, Wash your masks or spray the inside with alcohol after each use and let it dry before wearing it again. Wash your face as soon as you're home and apply a moisturizer right after, Use a gentle cleanser, like milk or oil, and scent-free moisturizer if you'd like to avoid irritants.