Maskne is the acne or pimple caused due to prolonged usage of a Mask. Wearing face masks is part of the new normal since the virus outbreak. A face mask certainly secures you, but it also has some side effects.
Here Are Some Common Causes of “Maskne”
Friction or Rubbing
When you wear masks for long periods, the facial masks rub against your skin and cause skin issues. The mask's straps irritate your skin, making your nose, cheeks, and the area behind your ears more prone to the risk of developing blackheads, whiteheads, and abrasion in these areas.
The material of your face masks can trap the oils from your skin. This can make your skin dry and susceptible to various allergies, resulting in skin inflammation. You may experience pain and itching on your skin, along with some rashes and marks on your face.
Occlusion and Sweat
Facial masks cause a lot of sweating on your face. When your skin comes in contact with humidity and high temperature, bacteria start breeding on your skin. This damages the hair follicles of your skin
Here Are Some Effective Ways to Prevent “Maskne”
Wash Your Face Regularly
When you wash your face, all the dirt and oil trapped in your skin gets clear. Make sure to wear your mask only after you have washed your face properly with a gentle cleanser. Do not apply harsh face wash products as their toxic chemicals can worsen your acne.
Moisturize Your Skin
Moisturizing your skin helps to prevent dryness and irritation. An effective moisturizer can even out skin blemishes. It can repair and boost your sensitive skin helping your skin to stay healthy. You should prefer using moisturizers with anti-acne ingredients.
Do Not Use Makeup
While wearing a mask, you should skip using makeup products on your skin. Excessive makeup does not allow your skin to breathe properly. When you apply products like concealer, powder, etc., they tend to accumulate on your skin surface. This accumulation often leads to skin irritation and breakouts.
Clean Your Mask
As soon as you take off your mask, make sure to wash it properly. It will remove all the dirt and bacteria from your mask. Often your mask has a residue of lip balm, makeup, oils, which can be washed off easily. You can use a gentle detergent to clean your mask.
Do Not “Reuse” Surgical Masks
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations, surgical masks should not be used more than once. This is because you cannot clean them efficiently. CDC suggests not to use surgical masks for the general public.
Treat “Maskne” by applying Clay face mask
Bael Wellness Clay Mask (it is a beauty mask and should not be confused with a COVID-19 safety mask or any other such masks) is an excellent product in fighting Maskne. It contains all-natural ingredients such as Bentonite Clay, Aloe Vera, and Lemon Peel Powder to enhance skin clarity. It absorbs impurities and oils from your skin and makes your skin soft and glowing.
It is a natural and organic product making it both safe and non-toxic. It can also prevent other skin problems like blemishes, scars, rashes, burns, etc. The natural ingredients heal your skin without causing any harmful effects.