Face masks have become a regular part of our lives. Whether you have a disposable one or a cloth one, they are part of the "new normal" everyone keeps talking about.
What is Maskne?
Although we all know the amazing benefits that wearing a face mask add to our community and ourselves by keeping everybody safe; On the other hand, many of us are experiencing cons such as minor skin irritations from prolonged wear, and mask-induced breakouts, also known as "maskne."
To understand this concept better, let's define Maskne. Maskne is defined as "acne mechanica" in other words, it is the acne that rises at sites of friction, rubbing, occlusion, causing inflammation and irritation of the hair follicles.
If you are experiencing an increase in breakouts and pimples around the mouth, chin area and nose, you are definitely not alone. Here are three mask acne habits to control, treat and prevent it.
Best Maskne Treatment
1. Wash frequently your mask.
I would love to know that every one of us is using fabric made face mask. Not only there as effective as the disposable ones but also, they are eco-friendly. Try to wash your mask on a daily basis with a gentle, non-toxic, eco-friendly detergent.
2. Have a good skincare routine and stick to it.
I know that it is tempting to try or switch different skincare products but to see if a product is actually working, you should ideally be using it for around 28 days. That is the average length of the cellular cycle or how long it takes skin cells to be produced in the bottom layer of the epidermis and get pushed up to the top layer, where they become karyocytes they exfoliate off. So basically, your skin has layers like a cake. They are continually moving thru, but to see if a product is really working, you have to give it time to make those changes. Consider this, especially if you are dealing with irritating skin, which could be from rosacea, eczema, or anything else. The most damage your skin barrier is, the easier you want to take it.
3. Use the right products
The key to control acne forming or skin irritation due to the face mask's pro-long use is to stick with a simple routine. The less we do to our skin, the better. Look for a PH balanced face cleanser. Amazonian Goddess Foam Cleanser is gentle on the skin, detoxifying and nourishing your skin by no stripping your natural protecting oils.
Furthermore, try to exfoliate once a week. The Maca exfoliant enzymatic powder has an exotic cocktail of papaya and pineapple that dissolve dead skin, preventing your pores from clogging with impurities and toxins.
Finally, always moisturize. For this, try the Amazonian Goddess serum with Sacha Inchi, also known as the food of Gods. It will protect your skin barrier, making it resilient.
CEO OF GACHALA SKINCARE