With masks here for the foreseeable future a new problem has arisen, maskne. For those that are unfamiliar with the term “maskne", it is acne caused by wearing a mask. Bacteria builds up and with the help of friction from the mask, the holding in of sweat and hot breathe, it's basically the perfect conditions for acne under your masks.
We are not saying that you will get acne every time you wear a mask but we are going to tell you how to keep your face clean while wearing a mask. Here are a few things to keep in your bag in order to keep your face clean and help prevent acne:
Recess Bacteria Fighting Wipes: Our face wipes help kill germs, remove dead skin cells, sweat + pollution while nourishing + conditioning skin. Perfect for dirty days. Keep a few in your bag for those in-between moments.
Slip Reusable Face Covering: We aren’t promising that this will help prevent acne. Silk doesn’t absorb as much moisture as cotton would which could cause breakouts. This is perfect to throw in your bag along with your wipes.
A few other things that can help keeping your face clean:
1. Hydration: drink lots of water which helps in keeping your skin clear.
2. Never forget to wash your mask: This may sound like an obvious tip but whether you are driving or walking to work or the second you get the chance you probably hang it on the dashboard or throw it on the counter. Washing it every few wears can really help keep the face clean and bacteria free.
3. Wash your hands and don't touch your face or your mask.