Do you know what “Maskne” is ?
Maskne or mask-related acne, is not an unknown entity. It is quiet common in professionals who have to wear mask for prolonged periods. Now due to COVID, with a wider population wearing masks, Maskne is becoming more prevalent.
Maskne usually occurs around mouth, nose, chin and jawline.
When we breathe under the mask, it creates a warm and humid environment underneath them. This becomes a breeding ground for bacteria & yeast. Sweat, oil, and makeup becomes trapped under the mask and clog pores. All of this leads to fine pimples and pustules around the nose and mouth.
But this should not stop us from wearing a mask. Mask is one of our primary defence against the COVID virus. So how can we prevent maskne and look after our skin. Let me tell you how.
Maskne is a real world problem but can be managed by few daily routines. It should not stop us from wearing a mask, because by wearing your mask you are protecting yourselves and other against COVID.