How to prevent and get rid of maskne

Is the constant mask-wearing wreaking havoc on your skin? While wearing a mask is a very important way to protect yourself and others, discussions around mask induced acne, or “maskne” are at an all time high. Read on for our best tips on how to free your skin from under the mask breakouts and irritation. 

 

Wash your mask frequently 

You should be washing your mask with wear, having multiple to switch out for convenience. The last thing your skin wants is to have all of the dirt, sweat and oil under your mask to be reapplied to your face constantly. If you are still heading to the gym or working out in any mask, you should switch out this mask immediately. 

 

Simplify your skincare routine 

Instead of making your skin go into overdrive by overwhelming new products, try to pair down your skincare routine to the basics. This blog post walks through our most basic skincare recommendations, all of which can be found at the clinic. Look for a mild, fragrance-free moisturizer and a gentle cleanser. Feeling stuck in your skincare? We’d love to customize a routine for you with a consultation. 

 

Take a break with your makeup 

Avoid wearing makeup under your mask. If you want to throw on some makeup for your Zoom call, try and take it off before putting on your mask. When you are wearing makeup under your mask, make sure you wash your mask and your skin as soon as you remove it. 

 

Look into treatments 

If your maskne is bothering you and wearing a mask is only irritating it more, it may be time to look into professional treatments. At Baker Rejuvenation, we offer a variety of treatments, like the Fotana laser, to help get your skin looking and feeling its best. We would love to see how we can help you best through a consultation.