Maskne Tips and Tricks

In Blog by Achieve Wellness Spa

2020. This year has been a crazy, scary, and stressful year for everyone. As we try to create a safe, stress-free environment for people we have been met with a new set of challenges. One of those challenges is dealing with masks. Many people are now either mandated to or choosing to wear a mask every day, resulting in some unwanted side effects to our skin.

Maskne is caused by wearing a mask for a long period of time. You might see acne breakouts or skin irritation caused by excess oil production and sweat and bacteria buildup that is trapped beneath the mask.

Here are our top tips and tricks for reducing maskne.

Clean/change your mask frequently: If you’re using a reusable cloth mask, wash it after every use to remove all the built-up sweat and bacteria. If you’re using a disposable mask, be sure to replace them as often as possible and when it’s safe to do so.

Wash your face regularly: You may need to increase the frequency of your skincare routine, especially if you’re wearing a mask for 8+ hours a day. Do not touch your face after you take your mask off and wash your hands immediately after. Then, you are free to wash your face and moisturize.

Invest in face wipes: Halfway through your workday or whenever you can step away, gently use a cleansing wipe over your face. Ensure these aren’t makeup removing wipes, but cleansing wipes.

Choose your makeup carefully: Some makeups put a layer of coating on top of the skin which can lead to build-up and blocking. Wearing this type of makeup combined with a mask could worsen the symptoms of maskne, by compounding the issue. At Achieve we provide medical grade mineral makeup that is protective and won’t cause additional build-up. If you aren’t sure what makeup will work best for you, book a consultation with one of our certified estheticians today.

Take it to the experts: If maskne is getting the best of you, it’s time for a trip to the spa. For the month of September Achieve is offering our Clarifying Skin Facial for only $99. This facial uses pharmaceutical grade products for deep cleansing and purifying while also restoring skin’s PH all while minimizing pores. Call us at 780-750-3391 to learn more and book your appointment today.

The Achieve Wellness Team