Maskne – What is it and how to prevent it

Maskne – What is it and how to prevent it.

woman wearing a face maskWith the use of face masks now required by law to combat the spread of Covid-19, they have become part of our everyday lives. However, wearing a mask for prolonged periods of time can cause sore skin, irritation, redness and in worst cases breakouts which has been christened Maskne. This is caused by the increased level of warmth and humidity around the face and mouth.

How to prevent Maskne?

The best ways to prevent suffering from sore skin or Maskne is:

1. Always use a fresh, clean mask when required.

2. Bin single use masks after you remove them.

3. If you have a reusable mask, always wash it after use.

4. Shave regularly to avoid stubble catching on the inside of the mask.

5. Try to avoid using excessive makeup under your mask.

6. Make sure your skin is clean and moisturised regularly.

If you need to wear a mask for prolonged periods of time, as good skin care routine will help combat the effects of Maskne and reduce the chance of sore skin developing.

Always keep your skin clean, use an exfoliating face scrub to cleanse the skin, clear the pores and remove any excess oils.

Keep your skin well hydrated by using a good moisturiser. For daily protection our Intensive Moisturising Balm will keep your skin soft and ready for the days challenges.

A little time spent looking after your skin will help you stay Maskne free and reduce sore skin irritation.

Already Suffering With It?

If you are already suffering from patches of sore, irritated skin, try using Saponificio Varesino Pro Victis skin repair cream. A concentrated skin care cream packed with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, including Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter, it heals, soothes and mositurises damaged skin. As it is concentrated a little goes a long, you only need to apply a tiny amount to the affected area.

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