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The easiest way to treat maskne is with a good skin care regimen. We all want to wear our masks whenever necessary to keep ourselves and our families safe, but with all that mask-wearing comes a side effect we didn’t even have to think about 6 months ago: maskne. Yes, mask acne! It’s a real thing, and it happens when sweat and oils build up under your mask during a long day. Any acne can feel uncomfortable, painful, and annoying, and we definitely want to prevent it as much as possible. But if you already have it, how do you treat it?
When it comes to preventing this war against your pretty face, there are plenty of ways to combat it from happening in the first place. One of the most effective ways is to wash your face twice a day—before you put your mask on and after you take it off. This is a preventative measure against these breakouts at the source. The second best way to prevent this from happening is to change out your mask, which we’ll talk about in the next section!
Wearing a fresh mask every day is one of the best ways to prevent and treat maskne. It’s a great idea to have a few masks you love so that you can wear one and wash one. When you wear a fresh mask, you’ll be able to ensure that there are no oils, dirt, or bacteria from the day before that will follow you into your new day. We have beautiful masks in our shop that feature local fabrics from the Hawaiian Islands if you are looking for some beautiful Hawaiian options.
Going along with washing your face every day, it’s important to exfoliate. Our Papaya Enzyme Powder Face Cleanser is amazing at doing both of these things. Simply add water to wash your face, and let the cleanser help you exfoliate and buff away all of the dirt and grime from the day. This is a great way to treat mask acne because it will get the dirt off your face while helping to get rid of existing pimples and blackheads.
These pesky skin blemishes are primarily caused by a buildup of dirt, sweat, and oils under your mask. This means your skin is crying for a good deep down detox! Our Charcoal Powder Face Cleanser is amazing for exfoliating your skin but for giving it a full detox complete with activated charcoal. Activated charcoal truly brings draws out toxins so that you can rest easy knowing that you don’t have any nasties hiding under there.
Any acne can be super painful, so it’s always a good idea to reduce inflammation as much as you can. Aloe is a natural anti-inflammatory that we love here on the Hawaiian Islands, which is why we use it in our Island Aloe Gel for the face. This moisturizer is naturally soothing to ailments including acne, making it the perfect product to add to your routine when it comes to properly treat skin breakouts of any kind so that you can feel your best again.
Maskne is a problem no one predicted, but it’s not something you’ll have to deal with forever. Even while we still have to wear masks, it’s possible to treat it so that it stops being a painful irritant and allows you to get back to your routine, while staying safe.
About the author:
Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @halleswanderingsoul