How To Overcome Mask Acne


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COVID is in full effect and looks like it's here to stay for a while. While we should take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves, loved ones, and other people, mask acne is also something that you need to deal with if it causes an issue.


Mask Acne is acne caused by wearing your face mask. People on social media are talking about Mask Acne even though no one is talking about a solution to the problem. If you have mask acne, how do I get rid of it? What should I do? What products should I use?


I personally suffered from mask acne and have some suggestions, tips, and products that I used to help even out my skin and get rid of mask acne.



Before we get into how to treat mask acne, I would like to share my story of what happened and what I did to get rid of mask acne.


Back in March, right when quarantined started, I decided to go on a celery juice cleanse. About a week later, my skin started to break out, and then I wore a medical mask if I had to go out for essentials. At the time, I was not sure if the juice cleanses were causing my breakouts or the face mask. I think it was a little bit of both the face mask and the celery juice.


With changing my mask along with other things, my mask acne is no longer an issue.


Below are a few steps that will help you reduce and heal mask acne.





1. CHANGE THE TYPE OF MASK YOU WEAR



Changing the mask you wear is step #1 if you want to see a difference in your skin. It’s even possible that your mask may be causing irritation.


The type of mask that I was using was a surgical mask. Most surgery masks are made with polypropylene. Polypropylene is known to cause rash and irritation.


Problem: surgical mask causing acne


Solution:

  1. 100% cotton

  2. alternate mask (have multiple)

  3. wash your mask in the laundry with no dyes



2. CHANGE YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE



Once I've changed my skincare routine, I started to notice a difference. Add things to your skincare such as Niacinamide or Matrixyl {ingredients that heal acne scars} to see a difference. I’ve listed below my current skincare routine for combination skin. I do have a more in-depth guide for all skin types. Feel free to check it out here.

Problem: skincare products that don't work


Solution: change your skincare products



3. CONSULT A DERMATOLOGIST OR AN ESTHETICIAN



If you are still frustrated with your skin, I recommend consulting a dermatologist or esthetician. In my opinion, an esthetician can be a great resource because they're able to analyze your skin and offer which skincare treatments you need. My favorite facials to get are the OxyGeneo Facial and Hydrafacial.


Problem: doing things by yourself


Solution: Dermatologist or Esthetician

  1. facial 1: OxyGeneo Facial

  2. facial 2: Hydrafacial



4. PATIENCE



I know this is a typical clique but it is true. Patience is key. You’re not going to have clear skin overnight. It takes time for your skin to heal and to get clear of acne and blemishes. In your quest to heal from mask acne, keep staying safe for yourself, the people you care about, and people you interact with during Covid 19.







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