Maskne... you have seen it on social media and have heard people talking about it. A lot of people are struggling with it right now including both of us. Maskne is acne caused from wearing a mask, especially on your chin and around your mouth. The "new normal" of what we are living in is requiring us to wear a mask all the time. During quarantine, we expected our skin to be the best it has ever looked; we have made time to do face masks, we are rarely wearing makeup, and we are taking the extra steps we would normally skip out on when we are busy. I recently went to Wax By Renata on Cape Cod for a facial; they are amazing. My skin is already doing 10x better and I highly recommend checking them out. The Wax By Renata team has come up with some steps to help us all:
Remove the mask when safe
Wash the area throughout the day and change out the mask
Use a toner throughout the day to balance skin pH
Avoid masks made with polyester
GO GET A FACIAL WITH THEM, I promise it is worth it. They will customize a facial that works for you and helps with the breakouts.
Steps we have been taking to help prevent and calm down our maskne:
Washing am and pm with a gentle cleaner
Be sure to not over wash as this will help your skin from being dry
Wearing a clean mask, whether it is changing out the reusable ones or washing the cotton ones
Moisturizers all the time!!
Exfoliate and then use a calming mask to help reduce redness and pain
NO MAKEUP under mask