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Suffering from breakouts under your mask? How to fight ‘maskne’

Suffering from breakouts under your mask? How to fight ‘maskne’

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What is Maskne?

The medical term for “maskne” is acne mechanica, a skin condition brought on by prolonged wear of masks & facial personal protective equipment.

Wearing masks can impose heat, friction and occlusion on the skin and when combined with a moist environment from breathing, talk...

Other common mask skin problems:

  • Allergic contact dermatitis  – Some manufactured masks may contain a chemical that causes an allergic reaction. Formaldehyde and bronopol can be found in polypropylene surgical masks.

Some prevention tips for maskne:

  1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser & lukewarm water.
  2. Apply a moisturizer  – Not only will this keep your skin hydrated, it will also act as a barrier between your face and your mask, reducing friction
  3. Ditch the makeup – We...

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