How to combat maskne
Forget plain old acne - we've got a new skin nightmare to tackle during the pandemic. Here are our tips for prevention and treatment.
With face coverings now compulsory on public transport, beauty brands are lining up solutions that tackle skin outbreaks caused by wearing masks (AKA ‘maskne’). Humidity, friction and a lack of fresh air can trigger bacterial inflammation, resulting in irritation and even acne.
In tandem with washing your mask regularly, use a cleanser, moisturiser and oil for daily protection. Here are our picks...
This maximum-strength, gently foaming cleanser formulated with skin-clearing Saw Palmetto, cooling Mint and pore-minimizing Salicylic Acid helps clear pores, eliminate excess oil and reduce shine. It also leaves skin tingly clean and refreshed, ready for the day ahead.
The Mavala Featherlight Cream provides 24h non-stop hydration. Highly concentrated in dermo-soothing Mallow flower and in pure Hyaluronic acids of three different molecular weights, its formula penetrates the layers of the epidermis to intensely re-infuse skin with moisture.
When nothing but intensive care is needed, Weleda provides indulgence and effectiveness in one gentle treatment. Organic almond oil is delicately blended with extract of organic blackthorn blossom, to create a light, quickly- absorbed film that soothes irritation and reduces sensitivity.