5 Ways To Avoid Maskne

Best Ideas To Avoid Maskne 

The use of the protective mask against Covid-19 increased the incidence of maskne. Know what it is and take steps to minimize it.After wearing a cloth face mask, it’s a good idea to wash it in hot water using a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic detergent.

The Covid-19 prevention mask has increased cases of acne. Known as “maskne”, from the English term “mask” (mask) + acne, the problem can arise even in those who do not have oily or acne-prone skin.

The humid and hot environment causes Maskne that the protective mask generates by retaining the air of our breath and the droplets of saliva when we speak. Therefore, it appears exactly in the mask’s region: cheeks, chin, and jaw.

The problem is not new. People who already wore a mask daily, such as health professionals, already had maskne paintings.

However, although the mask can cause discomfort and skin problems, it is essential because it works as a physical barrier, helping to minimize contact with potentially contaminated droplets.

The maskne, on the other hand, can be bypassed. Check out five attitudes that help minimize it.

Put on the mask on dry skin

Schedule to do your skin care routine giving enough time for the skin to absorb the products.

Serums are a great way out as they are light in texture, easy to spread and quickly absorbable.

If the mask gets wet, change it immediately

According to the recommendations of WHO (World Health Organization), fabric masks (i.e. those for non-professional use) should be changed every three hours.

However, as WHO itself determines, the change must be immediate if they get wet.

Add a tissue

Placing a tissue between the skin and the mask is a good measure as you can change it frequently. This helps to inhibit the presence of pathogenic microorganisms.

Use products that control oiliness and hydrate the skin

Excess sebum and dead cells clogs pores and attracts opportunistic microorganisms that cause acne.

Therefore, it is important to act on both fronts:

  • promote seborregulation to control oiliness;
  • and moisturize to prevent flaking and further accumulation of dead cells.

Protect microbes for good

Our body (and our skin) harbors a multitude of microbes that are essential for maintaining our health. They form the so-called microbiome, our individual community of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses.

Conventional cosmetics with anti-acne action have antimicrobial substances, which have the mission of inhibiting pathogenic microbes such as Propionibacterium acnes, which contribute to the emergence of acne.

However, they also inhibit the good microbes, unbalancing our skin’s community of health-friendly microorganisms.

One of the ways to protect this community is to use pro-biome positive cosmetics.

Is niacinamide good for maskne?

Niacinamide regulates oil secretion and reduces sebum in the skin, which can be helpful in preventing acne,” says Dr Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist at The Cadogen Clinic. Maskne in particular is caused by the humidity underneath your mask because you’re breathing into a closed off space.Switch to a hydrating, low-pH cleanser, like the Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser, to avoid disrupting the skin barrier.

And do you know which formula is pro-biome positive, has state-of-the-art ingredients that control oil and a series of powerful substances that moisturize the three layers of the skin? 

But remember: wearing a mask is not enough. It is necessary to maintain social distance and all hygiene measures aimed at combating the coronavirus. And if you can, stay home.

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Fun Fact

How do Koreans prevent maskne?

Instead of a stripping toner, try a gentle toner, like Peach & Lily’s Good Acids Pore Toner, that helps you tone, polish and exfoliate gently without over-drying skin.

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