Maskne: How to Keep Your Skin Blemish-Free

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Maskne: How to Keep Your Skin Blemish-Free

2020 to 2021 has been a rollercoaster of emotions, right? And just when we think we’re coping, the world of skincare throws a maskne-shaped curveball our way. But what is maskne and how we can we prevent it?

WHAT IS MASKNE? Maskne, or acne mechanica if you’re fancy, is essentially a collection of blemishes that form in the areas your face covering touches your skin. And although it’s a relatively new term, many professionals from around the world have long struggled with the negative impact wearing a face covering can have on your complexion.

WHAT CAUSES MASKNE? With face coverings now mandatory in shops across most of the UK, you’re probably spending more time than ever wearing a face mask. And although face coverings can help slow down the spread of germs, they’re also the perfect breeding ground for breakouts, trapping sweat, oil and bacteria on your skin.

HOW TO PREVENT MASKNE Maskne may be super-annoying, but it’s also completely treatable. Here are 5 simple steps you can follow to help you achieve clearer skin.