All About Maskne
WHAT IS MASKNE?
“Maskne” is a combination of the words “mask” and “acne.”
Maskne is acne generated by the wearing of masks. Thank you ALL for wearing your masks!
From a holistic perspective, we want to look at the underlying causes of maskne, and some preventive measures we can take to help reduce the occurrence of the annoyance.
WHAT CAUSES MASKNE?
Beyond the basics of how wearing a mask produces acne, here are the 3 causes:
- Friction from your mask
- Buildup of moisture on your face from wearing your mask
- Bacteria on your mask
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
There are 3 steps we recommend for our clients at Take Care Therapeutic Skin & Body Care to holistically counteract maskne.
STEP 1: Periodically Remove Your Mask
If you can, periodically, remove your mask in a safe place. Let the skin breathe a bit.
STEP 2: Apply Toner (and, moisturizer if you tend towards dry skin)
After you have removed your mask in a safe place, apply a toner. You’ll just spritz the face with the toner (often they come in spary bottles), then, let the skin air dry -or- wipe the toner off with a tissue or cloth. Make sure the skin dries completely after the toner is applied. That will really REALLY help.
We can provide product recommendations for a toner tailored to YOUR skin. You can purchase the products at the salon for socially distanced pickup.
After you’ve spritzed the face with toner, you can apply a little moisturizer if you tend towards dry skin! That will help too, if your skin needs that! Skip the moisturizer if you have oily skin, or if you have preexisting acne that gets worse in hot and humid weather.
STEP 3: Use a new mask every 3-4 hours
After you’ve safely removed your mask for a few minutes and applied toner, remask! It’s best to switch masks, especially if you’ve worn the mask for a few hours or so. This will help diminish the bacteria buildup in the mask, which is one of the 3 main causes that maskne occurs!
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
If you have ANY questions about maskne, don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing info -at- atlantatakecare -dot- com or calling (404) 261-3787.
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