Maskne 101 (How to Fight Mask Acne)
With COVID 19 still raging on, wearing facial masks have become part of our daily lives. As healthcare workers, we are no strangers to facial mask and PPEs, but with COVID; we have had to protect ourselves and love ones even more, leading to us double masking, using face shields etc. While this is keeping us safe, it causing increase stress to our skin, leading to dry, dehydrated skin as well as Maskne.
What exactly is Maskne ?
Maskne is acne related to the stressors place on skin while wearing facial mask. Occurs when face masks fit tightly on the skin for long periods of time causing occlusion and blockage, preventing skin from breathing. Leading to a build up of dirt, makeup and oil clogging your pores on a daily bases. This is worsen by the friction causing irritation to skin as well.
Tips to Combat Maskne
Wash your face
I know it sounds simple, but washing your face after you been wearing your mask for numerous hours is a key to fighting maskne. Scrubinksin's Rapid Response Cleansing Oil is perfect for an after or mid shift pick me up. It oil base is perfect for removing dirt, excess oil and makeup while hydrating your skin in the process.
It portable enough you can bring it with you to work and use it during your breaks to help keep Maskne from popping up during your day.
Focus on Your Skin Hydration