The Maskne is Real

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 have the blue and avocado colours!

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 ?