August 20 2020
Oh no, not another ‘Maskne’!

Since we are fully on board with wearing a face mask to protect ourselves from COVID-19,  we can finally be free from cabin fever. The last thing we would want to be worried about is the appearance of maskne.

“Maskne is the worst. I would stay home just to avoid wearing a mask.” – S Boey

‘Maskne’, also known as mask acne, are breakouts that occur after wearing a face mask. Maskne has affected many of us during this period of battle with the COVID-19. You are certainly not alone. Although we ought to wear a face mask despite the acne, it is still a great bummer. Fortunately, maskne can be prevented so you have nothing to worry about!

The face mask we wear traps heat and moisture which create a perfect environment for bacteria to grow. You can gently dab away sweat with a clean handkerchief before putting your face mask back on. You may also want to be attentive on the areas where the face mask comes into constant contact with your skin when you cleanse your face twice a day.

Ensuring that your face mask is clean helps prevent maskne too. Wash your reusable face mask after each use in warm water and gentle detergent that doesn’t irritate the skin. For those of us using a disposable face mask, change out of it after 8 to 12 hours of use. You can also use a UV-C Sanitizer Pouch. We found one that worked for us!

For ladies, changing your routine of putting on makeup is one thing you may want to seriously consider if you are being hit by maskne. The mixture of grime and cosmetics is a sure-fire way for acne to form! So if you could, go makeup-free or put on lighter makeup.

Put on your face mask when you are out and about. Avoid touching that acne. Practise good hygiene. Treat your face with care.

Enjoy your day out, staying safe and worry-free!

Disclaimer: The content and information in this article is the opinion of the author and property of LinC Aesthetic Clinic Pte Ltd. It is for educational purposes and not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any results mentioned in this article may differ and vary between individuals. Kindly contact your medical doctor with questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Relying on information provided by this content is done at your own risk.

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