How to Reduce Maskne

By Wander Beauty | Aug 08, 2022

We’ve all become accustomed to wearing face masks, and while we understand the importance of this healthcare protocol, many of us have had to deal with what dermatologists call “maskne,” short for mask acne. It refers to skin irritation and breakouts as a result of clogged pores caused by wearing face coverings. When wearing masks for long periods of time, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells can build up. At the same time, trapped humidity due to sweating and breathing increases the risk of developing acne.

In this skincare and makeup tutorial, we demonstrate how to prevent maskne, and take a look at the best products for maskne. For optimum results, use the following simple skincare routine, morning and evening:

Step 1: Cleanse

Wash away any impurities to prevent bacteria buildup using the Drift Away™ foaming cleanser. This gentle gel-to-foam formula contains seawater and kelp to help balance skin and clear pores, and is suitable for all skin types. Designed with a hygienic pump, Drift Away™ Cleanser provides not only a deep cleanse, it also nourishes and revitalizes skin, leaving you with cleaner, brighter skin.

Step 2: Hydrate

Keeping your skin well-hydrated is essential to prevent pores from clogging and minimize skin irritation. Dive In™ Moisturizer has a lightweight gel-cream texture that absorbs quickly into your skin, making it ideal for people on the go. Enriched with 13 fruit extracts, it provides up to 72 hours of long-lasting hydration and defends the skin against damaging free radicals, helping to keep your skin balanced and healthy, no matter the season.

Step 3: Repair

Repair and soothe skin while you sleep using Wander Beauty’s Do Not Disturb Overnight Repair Concentrate. It contains 1% retinoid to help treat acne and reduce uneven skin texture, and dragon’s blood and azulene to shield the skin from environmental stressors during the day.

The best maskne treatment technique is to make sure your skin is clean, hydrated, and balanced by using high-quality skincare and makeup products. Dermatologists recommend using masks made from 100% cotton to ensure your skin can breathe, and your face mask should be washed on a daily basis or after every use.

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