Elizabeth Mott has found the way to get rid of maskne is a good skincare routine and keeping the bacteria at bay. For those of us wearing masks day in and day out, it’s hard to get used to having your face covered all the time. And while many of us have adapted to wearing it, the truth is, your skin may not have. When you have a mask covering your face all the time, you might find that your skin is more prone to breakouts, which we call: maskne. It can be painful, annoying, and might make you feel self-conscious, but the good news is, there are ways to get rid of it.
Is Maskne Really A Thing?
Any time you have anything covering your face all the time, you are more prone to breakouts. Masks are made to cover a large portion of our faces all day long and expose our skin to breath and sweat. Especially on hot days, it’s important to pay attention to where you’re wearing your mask and for how long, so that you can choose the absolute best option for helping your skin feel fresh again.
Always Wear a Fresh Face Mask
Just like changing your pillowcase every week can help prevent acne, wearing a fresh mask is always a good idea for preventing these types of blemishes! It’s suggested that you own a few masks, so you can wash them and rotate them out. That way, if your mask gets really sweaty or dirty, you can have a fresh one for the next day, instead of keeping old oils on your face.
Let Your Skin Breath And Take a Break
When you come home from work or school, and you’re no longer in a situation where you need to wear a mask, it’s important to finally let your skin breathe. Take that mask off, and allow your skin to refresh in the clean air after you wash it. This will let all those oils dry out and remove your sweat that’s trapped under your mask from your face, allowing your face to have a little chill session, instead of allowing maskne to start.
Cleanse Before And After Wearing Your Mask
We all know washing your face is one of the most important parts of skincare, and when you wash your face both before and after wearing your mask all day, you’ll be preventing acne flareups at the root of it! Washing your face before you put it on means that all of your oils from sleeping and the day before don’t make it onto your mask, and washing it after will help take away any mask pimple-causing compounds you’ve accumulated during your day. Our sister company, Hanalei, creates two beautiful powder face cleansers: the Papaya Enzyme Powder Face Cleanser and the Charcoal Powder Face Cleanser, and both are amazing for scrubbing away nasties like sweat and oil, and even detoxing your face after a long day.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Staying hydrated is a major factor in preventing acne—yes, even mask breakouts! When you hydrate properly, your body is able to expel all that gross stuff that causes acne in the first place, and help your skin stay hydrated in the best and most natural way! It’s also always a good idea to hydrate when wearing something on your face because it will keep you a little warmer than normal!
Use a Good Detoxifying Mask To Treat Your Skin
You never would’ve thought that the best way to get rid of it would be—that’s right—another mask! Skincare face masks are amazing for helping to get rid of acne of any sort, and our One Bad Motha’Foamer mask is no different. This bubbly mask foams up to create a lightweight detox for the face after a long day. This clay mask helps activated charcoal get deep into your pores in a comfortable, non-restricting face mask meant to cleanse in the best way!
About the author:
Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @halleswanderingsoul