Maskne is a trendy new skincare term, albeit a little less fun than other beauty buzzwords like “face rollers” or “Retinol.” It refers to the acne that occurs under your PPE mask - due to the rubbing, friction, and sweating of the fabric that becomes too much for your skin’s barrier. These pimples can form on your chin, mouth, and nose areas, and are definitely on the list of not-so-fun things about 2020. While many of us take joy in staying home with Netflix and only wear our PPE masks for rare public outings, others are required to wear them all day at work… making Maskne breakouts worse or more frequent. Ugh. But don’t worry, it’s not as hopeless as you may think! Here’s a few ways to treat and prevent Maskne….

Cleanse effectively
The only thing more empowering than ripping off your mask the second you get home? Cleansing away all the sweat, oil, and dead skin that’s been trapped underneath the fabric all day. Not cute. You need the right face wash to refresh and recharge your skin while preventing Maskne, and it’s called Face for All Cleanser. Our top-rated product contains antioxidant-rich Olive Oil to prevent irritation, Amino Acids to nourish the skin, and Hyaluronic Acid for all the hydration. With the right morning-and-night cleansing routine, and a little help from your favorite sheet masks, you’ll stop Maskne in its tracks and achieve your most smooth, clear, and hydrated skin.

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
Let’s be real, exfoliation is something you should have been doing long before Maskne became a thing. Why? Because it’s easy for dirt, oil, dead skin and impurities to get trapped deep within the pores and cause breakouts - the root cause of Maskne. Luckily, you can take care of this with the good kind of masks. Our Clarifying+ Face Mask is ideal for those already dealing with a chin breakout. It contains honey to deep clean clogged pores, Salicylic Acid to control excess oil, and Burdock Root for powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Your stressed skin will be feeling better in no time. For more preventative measures, try our CleanMUD Face Mask for exfoliating ingredients like Activated Charcoal and Kaolin that gently cleanses and pulls impurities from the skin to keep the Maskne away.

Restore moisture
Hydration isn’t just for the ultra-dry skinned or the most chilly winter months. It’s a year-round necessity, and a key factor in keeping the Maskne away. When your skin lacks the proper moisture, it overcompensates by producing even more oil, less cell regeneration, and more breakouts. Ready to flood your face with moisture yet? We can help with that. Hydrating+ Face Mask contains Sodium Lactate to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier and keep your skin hydrated even under your mask. It also features Natto with Soybeans to increase collagen production, and Niacinamide to minimize pores and balance out uneven skin tone and dullness - two issues that tend to occur when you’re inside for most of the year! Take your skin on a moisture trip with our best hydrating masks to treat and prevent Maskne.


Written By: Carly Kazempoor

November 20, 2020