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The verdict: you should moisturize and dry out blemishes scars

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 medication if these methods don't work.


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What causes maskne in the first place?

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...


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Should you dry out maskne or keep it moisturized

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...


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"The occlusive nature of a mask creates a humid and warm environment under the mask, which can lead to increased sebum and sweat. In turn, this leads to irritation, inflammation, and breakouts," says Dr. King.

In short, maskne is a contradicting matter of the skin being dry and oily...


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Drying out the zit while keeping it moisturized

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...


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Ingredients you should look for in a spot treatment

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...


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Jack of all people-related trades, master of none. Majored in Psychology, Customer Service Assoc for a few Years, HR Officer for 4, Manager and ESL Teacher for over 11 yrs now, an artist since birth.

Maskne has been a problem since Covid started.


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