Combatting Mask-ne: How to Fight and Avoid Maskne Problems

by Starry

Sep 22 2020

As we wear a mask when heading out, this might lead to an unpleasant side effect – acne. While there’s nothing wrong with acne (it’s a part of life, and you shouldn’t feel bad or ashamed about), it can definitely be troublesome, but you’re definitely not alone – it’s been officially dubbed “maskne” on social media.

But what causes mask-ne? It could be a number of factors, stress from the ongoing situation, unhealthy eating habits, lack of sleep, and lastly, from wearing a mask. Due to the constant rubbing of the mask against our skin, it’s easy for dirt to clog up our pores, that plus the damp environment underneath the mask leads to more sweat, oil and bacteria.

The best way to fight mask-ne is to opt for more lightweight products instead of reaching for heavy creams. It’s important to also cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin to fully clean the pores and support the absorption of your skincare products. Lastly, don’t stress about it – as stress can cause more break-outs! Instead acknowledge that this is common and take up steps to combat and reduce it. Shop these products, and pay later with Atome to split your bill into three easy parts today!

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Shu Uemura: Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

This legendary facial cleansing oils helps to renew skin quality, leaving it feeling soft and moisturised – providing you with the ultimate cleansing experience. This gentle cleansing oil helps to rid the skin of dirt, oil and gunk accumulated during the day, leaving your skin feeling clean and refreshed, ready to take on the rest of your beauty regime.

Sigi Skin: Dew Potion

The Dew Potion from Sigi Skin is a must-have product in your beauty arsenal. It is an essence mist packed with antioxidants, specially formulated to hydrate and protect the skin from pollutants and environmental stressors (Super useful as we head out back to work, or for errands!). The bulk of the potion contains Chamomile, making it a tool for those with acne prone skin due to it’s natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

IDS Skincare: IDS Acne Treatment Set

This skincare set from IDS Skincare features a range of highly raved about products that will definitely clam outbreaks and treat acne from beneath the skin.

It includes Spot Control, a powerful, fast-acting formula that helps to minimize the appearance of breakouts, while reducing inflammation to soothe and heal the skin. All you have to do is apply a small layer on the blemish or even onto new blemishes for 2-3 times daily. As well as Blemish Clear, that rapidly clears active and inflamed pimples, while preventing new breakouts from occurring, as well as stimulating cellular activity and cell regeneration.

The Pore Formula works to refine pores and reduce blackheads and whiteheads, minimising oil production without excessive drying of the skin. While the highly popular C-Plus serum is formulated with a potent form of vitamin C. It increases strong collagen stimulation, resulting in a ‘wrinkle-free’ effect, alongside skin brightening – helping to even out skin-tone and lightening old acne marks.

Beauty Fresh: GlamGlow – SuperMud Clearing Treatment

Detoxify your skin with the help of Glam Glow’s SuperMud Clearing Treatment! This clearing treatment contains Activated-X Charcoal, a super absorbent carbon to attract toxins and dirt from the deepest and toughest area – it instantly purges pores and remove excess oils, sweat and gunk that collected in your pores that can lead to maskne. Add this to your beauty regime and mask up 1-3 times a week to get your skin clear and glowing.

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