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Maskne - causes and treatments

Maskne - causes and treatments- acnestar

Face masks have become an integral part of our lives in the wake of the Covid -19 pandemic. But do you know that wearing a mask has some hidden consequences for our skin?

If you are experiencing acne breakouts, redness, or excessive irritation on the lower side of the face, then it is probably not due to hormonal changes or stress. Instead, the face masks you wear while going out in public places could be the main culprit for the unpleasant skin condition. Yes, maskne (mask acne) is a common side effect of wearing masks.

Here is everything you need to know about the causes and treatment of Maskne.

First things first, what causes maskne?

People can experience maskne symptoms due to various reasons. Some of the common causes which can lead to symptoms like inflammation, red spots, acne, irritated skin, etc. are mentioned below:

  • In many cases, maskne is a result of clogged pores with bacteria, sebum oil, and dead skin cells. These elements are already present in your skin when you put on the facemasks. Covering the skin with facemasks increases the clogging of pores which can eventually trigger breakouts.
  • Face masks trap moisture developed through breathing and sweating. This increases the chances of pimple breakouts.
  • Other reasons could be friction or poor-quality face masks. They both can cause itchiness and red patches on your face.

Now, things you can do to treat maskne

Wearing a mask is important to protect ourselves from harmful infections. Since you cannot put the mask away during the pandemic, you have to consider certain treatment options to cure skin problems without compromising on your safety.

Here are some effective treatment tips that you can follow:

  • Clean your face regularly with acne soap. This will help to keep your skin healthy and dirt-free. Try washing your face twice a day - once in the morning and then before going to bed.
  • Use a gentle cleanser with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to remove excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells trapped in your skin. For instance, you can consider using Acnestar face wash that contains anti-inflammatory ingredients like aloe vera, extracts of tulsi and benzoyl peroxide, etc.
  • Apply non-comedogenic moisturisers to avoid extra chemicals and oils.
  • Keep your skin hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.
  • Skip the makeup when you are trying to get rid of the maskne. Beauty products can worsen the skin condition by clogging your pores.
  • In addition, you can also use acne gel by Acnestar to get fast and fruitful results. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties not only treat your skin’s biggest enemy but also serve as a rapid solution for flawless skin. 
  • Face masks might be a part of the new normal now but maskne doesn't have to be. So try considering the above-mentioned points to cure the mask causing acne and blemishes. These will not only help you to deal with the existing problems but will also prevent future encounters.

This blog is solely intended for educational/informational/awareness purposes and is not a substitute for any professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your doctor/healthcare professional before acting on the information provided on the blog. Reliance on any or all information provided in the blog is solely at your own risk and responsibility. Mankind Pharma Limited shall not be held liable, in any circumstance whatsoever.

Categories: Causes & Treatments

Disclaimer This blog solely intended for the educational/informational/awareness purposes and is not a substitute for any professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your doctor/healthcare professional before acting on the information provided on the blog. Reliance on any or all information provided in the blog, is solely at your own risk and responsibility. Mankind Pharma Limited shall not be held liable, in any circumstance whatsoever.