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Maskne has been a problem since Covid started.

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Should you Dry out Maskne or Moisturize it

Should you Dry out Maskne or Moisturize it

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Should you dry out maskne or keep it moisturized

We wear masks all day, every day: at work, in school, even in malls. Obviously for most of us, our faces would react negatively this. Some YouTube videos would tell me to use stuff with ingredients like salicylic acid that dry out blemishes while some would tell me to keep the pimple moisturized...

What causes maskne in the first place?

Maskne or acne mechanica (professionally), includes any skin issues caused by friction brought about by pressure, friction, rubbing, squeezing, or stretching. Friction causes the upper layer of your skin to release water, causing your skin to lose its natural moisture.

"The constant chafin...

Drying out the zit while keeping it moisturized

First, support the skin barrier with a non-comedogenic moisturizer that contains the trifecta of these soothing ingredients: humectants to moisturize the skin, emollients to seal in hydration and occlusives to reduce friction.

Most pimple treatments decrease your skin's natural oil produc...

Ingredients you should look for in a spot treatment

1. Salicylic acid- exfoliates the upper layer of the skin) and penetrates deep into pores to remove sebum. 

2. Benzoyl peroxide - kills P. acnes and Staph. Aureus bacteria that contributes to acne and helps prevent and clear clogged pores. Opt for micronized formulations; they cause less ir...

The verdict: you should moisturize and dry out blemishes scars

Moisturize maskne because it is inflammation—and inflammation needs hydration. But you should—layer it with targeted treatments like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids, to unclog pores and boost skin cell turnover.

See a dermatologist about starting a stronger prescription med...

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