What is Maskne and what causes it?
Maskne, or more properly referred to as Acne Mechanica by skincare professionals, specifically references skin that has become irritated due to excessive heat, physical rubbing of the skin, and overall pressure. When this happens as regularly as it does with daily mask use, dead skin, bacteria, and oil can more easily become “trapped” within the pore, making it the perfect breeding ground for dreaded breakouts.
What can I do to alleviate Maskne?
This is a two-part answer.
FIRST, pare down your skincare routine … Simplicity is truly key.
When experiencing Maskne, the best thing you can do for your skin is to scale back on most of your routine and rely on an effective, minimalist, and targeted approach.
We recommend the following routine: