As you no doubt know, as of last Friday, we all have to wear a face mask in shops and supermarkets. Whilst this is obviously a great way of preventing the spread of coronavirus, wearing a mask does come with a few impracticalities – namely irritation and breakouts. With that in mind, I’ve put together a guide to help you prevent maskne and find the right mask for you.
What Is Maskne?
Mask acne or ‘maskne’ (or acne mechanica, as it’s known in the medical world), refers to the irritation and breakouts that appear around your nose and mouth as a result of wearing a mask. You see, the friction caused by the fabric grazing against your skin, as well as the heat and moisture that gets caught under your mask causes bacteria to build up. Add makeup and skincare products into the mix and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a breakout. Don’t worry though! I talk you through the preventive steps you need to avoid flare-ups…
How To Prevent Maskne
1. Choose Your Mask Wisely
If you’ve been using disposable face masks, it’s time to consider making a switch. These throw-away products are much more likely to irritate your skin than a soft, reusable face covering. Luckily, you’ll find three gorgeous designs on our website. You can also check out both the StylPro Reusable Cotton Face Mask and the Slip Reusable Face Coverings on lookfantastic.com. These are soft on the skin and fitted to your face to minimise rubbing, so you can stay safe and blemish free.