If you haven’t had to deal with this recent phenomenon, then you’re extremely lucky. Not only did 2020 bring us Covid, but it also bought maskne along with it…. Great 🙃 For those of you who aren’t sure what maskne is, it’s acne caused by mask wearing. For a more scientific description of maskne, this article definitely sums it up better than I can!
If you’re already an acne sufferer, I’m sure you can agree with me that wearing a mask is really not making your skin any better, if not 5x worse! The thing is, maskne can’t really be controlled as it is now essential to wear a mask basically everywhere you go. As a public transport user, wearing a mask is sadly unavoidable for me, so I guess I’ll have to deal with it.
Obviously, I’ve been cleansing my skin as much as possible and sticking to a consistent skincare routine, however it’s harder than you’d think to keep your skin clean whilst out and about and wearing a mask! I bought a silk mask which I wash every time I wear it, but it’s just so difficult to keep those pesky spots at bay throughout the day!
I’ve been looking for a product that could potentially help me out here… I need something that I can carry round in my bag and apply throughout the day. I’m not even really wearing makeup at the moment – I don’t see the point of it if it’s just covered up by a mask anyway!!
I was browsing through a christmas gift guide the other day and happened to notice something that could maybe help me out. Skincare brand Q+A have included a Zinc PCA Serum in their festive Christmas crackers this year which I think could maybe be a solution. This serum helps to control and balance oil levels on the skin, whilst reducing redness and minimising pores – the perfect ingredient for the maskne I’m struggling with.
Anyway, rant over! If you have any recommendations for maskne please let me know 😌