Maskne: Tips to Keep Your Skin Clear While Wearing a Face Mask

Maskne: Tips to Keep Your Skin Clear While Wearing a Face Mask

Aesthetician Lisa Kaspar, owner of PuraVida Spa in Austin, Texas, says that one of the top concerns she is seeing with clients during the past few months is breakouts that occur from the prolonged wearing of face masks. Lisa shares her top advice to clients for keeping their skin clear and avoiding the dreaded “Maskne”:

  • The skin will actually become accustomed to the wearing of masks, so contrary to what many of us think, it will actually break out less the more the mask is worn.
  • Use a gentle cleanser daily, preferably both morning and evening. The mask is already causing irritation to the skin, so not using strong products that might cause additional irritation is important.
  • Disposable paper masks are also irritating to the skin. A comfortable cloth mask is the better way to go.
  • Clean your mask! Either rotate your masks each day to keep them clean or make sure you wash them each night. Lisa’s tip is to use your facial cleaner each night and do a quick hand-wash in your sink. The mask usually dries overnight and is ready to go the next morning.
  • Use spot treatment for breakouts. Lisa’s favorite is a good witch hazel, available at most pharmacies and super-makets.
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