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Skincare Tips for Battling Maskne

 

We have been wearing masks for more than half of 2020 now. And while that’s a proven and effective way to keep yourself safe from COVID-19, doing so makes you prone to maskne.

What’s “maskne”?

Not familiar with the term? Maskne refers to the breakouts on your face (usually on the cheeks and chin areas) caused by wearing a mask. According to the internet-famous dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD (known more popularly as “Dr. Pimple Popper), what happens is – with all the oil and sweat that’s building up under our masks – our skin gets more prone to develop “rashes, inflammation, and breakouts.”

Trust us when we say that it happens even to the best of us. But the good news is, it doesn’t have to be permanent! Thanks to the advice of many dermatologists and skin care specialists around the world, there’s still hope for our maskne-ridden skin yet!

There’s much to say on how to treat maskne but it all boils down to two things: (1) craft a skincare regimen that works for you, and (2) switch to skin-friendly face masks.

Treating maskne with skincare products

Many of us might already have a skincare routine that we stick to, which is why we won’t have any difficulty with this one. These are just some of the necessary steps you should not skip when caring for your skin. 

 

Wash your face regularly.

Cleansers are an essential part of the skincare process –  one of the first steps, in fact. When cleansing your maskne, you might want to go for a gentle cleanser to avoid further irritation to your skin, but is potent enought to target your skin problems at the same time.

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Cerave Renewing SA Cleanser CERAVE | Renewing SA Cleanser – US$ 9.89 International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Remove excess oil and dirt with the help of a toner.

Sometimes, there may even be some leftover sebum and dirt trapped under your pores even after you cleanse. Toners help cleanse deep into your pores and are helpful in restoring the pH balance of our skin. They also prep our face for the next steps of our skincare routine, such as serums and moisturizers. 

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The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution THE ORDINARY | Glycolic Acid- US$ 8.70 International Shipping Weight – 1.00 kg
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Treat your skin to some serums.

Serums have different formulations. Some are for hydration, while others are for brightening or for clearing spots. Choose a serum that addresses your skin’s needs and incorporate it into your regimen to help give it the additional protection it needs in battling maskne.

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The Ordinary Niacinamide with Zinc THE ORDINARY | Niacinamide – US$ 5.90 International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Use a spot treatment.

For those pesky breakouts and pimples that won’t go away, it’s best to use an acne treatment product to address the problem. Make sure that the ones you choose have potent ingredients that battle acne such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and the like.

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment GLAMGLOW | Supermud – US$ 37.79 International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment KATE SOMERVILLE | EradiKate – US$ 26.00 International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Don’t skip the sunscreen.

Your mouth may already be covered with a mask, but UV rays can still pass through and enter your skin barrier. Sunscreen may be the last step of your routine but it might be the most important. Keeping your skin protected is a must so choose a broad spectrum sunscreen that has a high SPF coverage.

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Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 SUPERGOOP | Sunscreen – US$ 34.00 International Shipping Weight – 0.50 kg
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Face mask products for maskne

If you’re meticulous about the products you put on your face, then it only follows that you should be picky about your face masks. After all, they do sit on your face for a long time. Choose variants made out of fabrics and materials that are gentle to the skin so as to prevent friction that can cause irritation. 

Uniqlo Airism Face Mask
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