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.

Hair & Beauty

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...

ORIGINS Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser, £17.50
Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser, £17.50

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.

MAVALA Featherweight Multi-Moisturising Cream, £25
Mavala Featherweight Multi-Moisturising Cream, £25

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.

WELEDA Soothing Facial Oil, £18.95
Weleda Soothing Facial Oil, £18.95

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.

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