How to get rid of maskne: Our definitive guide
A portmanteau of “mask” and “acne,” it’s a problem many of us face, where our faces are developing acne in the places our masks are covering all day. Why does maskne happen? And what can you do to stop it? We've got your definitive guide right here.
What is maskne?
Acne caused by frequent mask-wearing is sometimes brought about by a different mechanism than typical facial acne. Acne that forms because of mask-wearing is often caused by the friction of the mask against the face. With prolonged and frequent mask-wearing, this friction leads to inflammation and blocked pores. Another way in which masks can result in the development of acne is through sweat accumulating underneath the mask and sitting on the face.
How to get rid of maskne
If you are suffering from maskne, you will need to treat it with some sort of acne medication. The two most popular choices are salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Salicylic acid works by dissolving the materials that clog pores. Benzoyl peroxide, on the other hand, works at killing the bacteria responsible for acne, in addition to having some exfoliating properties like salicylic acid.
As for product recommendations, Bio France Lab has several options for acne treatment and control. Acne Prone and Oily Skin Ampoule Facial Serum is ideal for those with oily skin, and it helps reduce the inflammation that can lead to acne.
Or try a different type of mask to get rid of your maskne…a facial mask. Bio France Lab’s Acne Control Purifying Advanced “Jelly” Peel-Off Mask is great for an intensive initial treatment.
If you're looking for intense help, the Oil and Acne Control Treatment Set from Bio France Lab is the ultimate acne control set. Featuring ingredients like salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, and sea mineral extract, as well as ingredients that help correct the pH of your skin, this set includes a cleanser, toner, serum, and facial cream.
How to prevent maskne
Once you've treated your maskne, you want to prevent it from coming back again. If using reusable masks, wash them often. If using disposable masks, change them out regularly. And make sure your skincare routine includes washing your face with a good cleanser both morning and night.