So What Exactly Is ‘Maskne’ & What Causes It?
Maskne came into our lives in 2020, and it refers to acne that is caused by face masks. Depending on the condition of your skin, the severity differs and you may notice a few extra blemishes, red bumps or dry chapped skin appearing where your face mask sits.
The face mask traps the moisture and bacteria from our mouth and nose into a confined space, wreaking havoc on our skin. Having this moisture and bacteria caught in the mask creates a humid environment and clogs the pores which is where blemishes thrive. On top of this, makeup can congest the skin and the constant friction of your mask can further irritate and inflame the area.