WHAT IS MASKNE?
• Maskne involves breakouts on the lower half of your face caused by prolonged use of a facial protective mask.
WHY DOES ACNE OCCUR?
• Acne occurs when pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin cells, makeup, dirt or bacteria.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT MASKNE?
WASH & CLEANSE YOUR FACE:
It’s important to ensure that you wash your face twice daily, every morning & night to cleanse away the dirt, oil, makeup, pollutants & toxins that cause breakouts.
You should be applying moisturiser everyday after you cleanse to keep your skin hydrated. This prevents water loss and acts as a barrier between the mask & your skin.
DON’T WEAR HEAVY MAKEUP:
If you’re suffering from maskne you might be tempted to cover it up with heavy makeup however, products like bronzer & concealer can clog pores further & make the acne worse.
It’s best to keep your face as bare as possible, I would suggest wearing a tinted moisturiser if you want to wear anything.
WASH YOUR MASK:
It’s important that the mask you’re wearing is CLEAN!! Disposable masks are only intended for one use for a couple of hours. If you are using a cloth mask make sure it is washed after every single use.
If you’re suffering from maskne, ensure that you are following a skincare routine to minimise/prevent future breakouts.
I recommend the Maskne Rescue Kit:
Marine Mud Mask: A simple and natural way to softer, smoother toned skin. Revitalising clay mask with sea botanicals draws out dirt and impurities from the skin. Contains extremely fine mud particles and leaves skin feeling fresh, renewed and healthy-looking. Suitable for all skin types.
Epoch Blemish Treatment: Inspired by the rituals of Tropical Asia, it helps diminish the appearance of blemishes. Our hero ethnobotanical ingredient is Job’s Tears seed extract that’s known for its ability to soothe the skin. At the same time, this lightweight yet powerful formula helps improve the appearance of those pesky breakouts that have overstayed their welcome by reducing redness and clearing up your complexion.
NaPCA Moisture Mist: With natural moisture-binding ingredients like sodium PCA, a single spritz of this hydrating face mist can help keep your skin feeling supple and smooth. But that’s not all! By providing hydration and helping to retain moisture, it helps protect your skin from the negative impacts of your environment. This cool, hydrating mist can also be used for your body AND hair. Because something this refreshing is too good not to share!