Tips and Tricks for Eliminating “Maskne” | Scoop Sorority

One of the biggest results from this pandemic is the requirement to wear masks in most, if not all public facilities. A problem no one worried about till the time came, is all the breakouts that develop due to wearing masks for long periods of time. Here is a list of tips on how to eliminate and take care of “maskne.”

What Is “Maskne?” describes maskne as “acne or other skin irritation that results from wearing a mask, especially medical, N95, or cloth face masks.” 

Use Disposable Masks 

The first tip is to use disposable masks! Disposable masks decrease the chance of maskne right away, as you’re not reusing a mask that you previously sweated in. Having a pack of disposables is cheap, comes in a variety of colors and keeps you from carrying around unwanted bacteria.

Wash Your Masks

If you’re someone who enjoys your trendy designed cloth mask, that’s okay! Just make sure you’re washing it. Otherwise you’re carrying around the germs you just tried to prevent. Washing your masks allows it to appear as good as new and even makes it smell fresh! Throw your mask in with a regular load of laundry and you’re good to go.

Minimize Makeup

We already know makeup clogs our pores and is one of the common reasons for acne. Now, wearing makeup and a mask… that’s a deathly combo. Try minimizing the amount you use, especially around the chin area to prevent additional breakouts.

Adopt a Skin Care Routine

Skin care routines have always been a beneficial way to improve your complexion and give you that glowing look. You don’t have to have a 10-step routine to be proactive. Going the extra mile to at least make sure you wash your face every day may give you the results you’re looking for. Just as it’s important to brush your teeth every day, you should wash your face daily to clear breakouts and remove the additional germs that come with Covid-19.

Don’t Touch

With the extra pimples popping up on your chin, it’s hard not to get annoyed and squeeze it right off. Don’t do it! Resist that urge! Popping your pimples just makes it easier for germs to go right back in, especially with the repetitive task of putting a mask on and off. If you want them to go away, then don’t touch!

Wash Your Hands

I’m sure this is something you’ve heard a lot of during this pandemic, but the rule remains true. Wash your hands as often as you can and specifically before touching your face.

What tips do you follow to avoid that pesky “maskne”? Drop a comment below and let us know!

Be sure to check out our latest article on Fall skin care for more tips!

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