No, you're not imagining it. Mascne. That new irritation on your nose, those weird flare-ups around your chin... right where your mask sits. It's real. And it's annoying. Even those with normally unblemished skin are struggling with this new phenomenon of "mascne", or acne caused by the simple act of wearing a mask.
Mascne is caused by several factors: friction, humidity from your breath, and the bacteria caused by sweat and oil that becomes trapped under your mask and clogs pores. So, yeah, it's pretty much unavoidable. But—it is fixable!
Keep your mask fresh and clean! This does help, but honestly, even the cleanest and freshest mask will intensify whatever product you're wearing, pushing it into pores and giving skin less room to breathe. So, here's what you do:
Treat it gently: Mascne is different from regular acne in that it will continue to come into contact with the mask and continue to be irritated, so treat it with care. Instead of attacking with acne-killing treatments, wash it more regularly with gentle cleansers and be strategic in your makeup choices. Look for non-comedogenic products that cover and smooth skin while also treating pores with respect!
Choose mask-friendly makeup: Hydrating yet clarifying, lightweight yet effective, and concealing without being smothering, Dream Pure BB Cream is the perfect mascne fix. This oil-free hybrid of makeup and skincare is the ideal combination. It contains a mild dose of 2% Salicylic Acid which won't irritate skin under your mask, and will help unclog pores while you wear it. It helps reduce redness and minimize pores, but leaves skin looking fresh, matte and even.
Still looking for more mascne-coverage? Since you don't want to be constantly re-applying your products onto irritated skin all day long, top trouble spots with lightweight, full-coverage Super Stay Full Coverage, Long Lasting Concealer. This formula is also non-comedogenic and stays on for up to 24 hours and won't rub off on your mask when you take it off! Mascne, solved.
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