Do you also suddenly suffer from pimples in strange, new places on your face? Don't worry, you're not the only one with these skin problems.
The “new normal” requires us to wear masks for long periods in some areas. As we cover our mouths and noses to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, some of us are discovering a new problem called "maskne."
Before the pandemic you probably never heard of it, so what exactly is maskne?
As the name suggests, maskne are pimples that arise from wearing a face mask. The pimples are located where the mask touches your face. It arises when sweat, bacteria and oil are retained on your skin by the mask, as it were.
Now we know what maskne means , but more importantly, what can we do about it?
- Cleanse and exfoliate
By washing your face with a cleanser and exfoliating well, you prevent bacteria from sticking to your skin and penetrating it further. Oolaboo's oil control wash combined with theOOOO-Sonic facial cleansing brush has rid the skin of all impurities and dirt in no time.
- Apply a nourishing cream
A layer of nourishing, natural cream acts as a barrier against any chafing and irritation that may arise. The super foodies pure comfort face cream is a perfect option for a nourishing cream full of antioxidants.
- Don't forget the SPF
Many people will tend to skip sun protection because their face is partly covered with a mask. However, UV rays even penetrate the mask, so don't forget to apply an even layer every day. Try the skin defense dna protective cream spf 30 to prevent skin irritation.
- Keep masks clean
If you wear a cloth face mask, don't forget to wash it after every use! This prevents bacteria that the mask has come into contact with from getting on your skin.
Although maskne can be very frustrating, don't be tempted to leave your mask. When it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19, following a few steps to prevent maskne is definitely worth it!
Written by Tamara Hagopian