It doesn’t look like we’ll be able to stop wearing our masks anytime soon, but the havoc they’re wreaking on our skin is unforgivable. There’s no way we can go on with a maskne riddled chin any longer.
If you’ve worn a mask for an extended time, you’ll know it starts to feel a little hot and stuffy under there. Your upper lip begins to sweat, and you can feel the pimples beginning to form on your chin and along your jawline.
WomanlyLive has compiled a list of ways to treat and prevent maskne from happening so that you can be protected from the virus while still keeping your baby-smooth skin.
Before Mask Wearing
The journey to a clear face starts before you’ve even got your mask close to your face. You have to ensure that anything you put near your face is squeaky clean so that you minimize the risk of toxins on your skin.
Wash your face and your hands before applying a new, clean mask to your face. Once you have worn your mask for a day, make sure to wash it before you use it again. You should only wear clean masks each time. You should also double cleanse your skin when you have finished wearing a mask for the day.
During Mask Wearing
It’s essential to make sure that you take care of your skin while you’re wearing your mask, too. You can do this by making sure that you use a maskne mist. Luckily, many skincare ranges have developed unique maskne ranges, so you will be able to find an astringent mist that you can spray on your mask while wearing it.
You must remember that your lips need to be taken care of, too. Carry some tissues with you to dab away any upper lip sweat, and carry a moisturizing lip balm to ensure that the lips stay hydrated during mask-wearing. Even though you have a mask on, remember that your SPF is still of the utmost importance.
After Mask Wearing
Even after all of the above precautions have been taken, it is still possible that you will get a few whiteheads and even blackheads. Sometimes maskne is unavoidable, but there are ways to take care of it if it does occur.
Use an exfoliating cleanser at night after you’ve worn your mask, and then apply a moisturizer that soothes the skin. You can then use spot treatments to treat any blackheads or whiteheads that might have popped up.
Always make sure that if you’re wearing a fabric face mask, you wash it after every single use, and if you use a disposable mask, you should use a new one every time.