With the many lifestyle changes we’ve experienced in the last several months, one thing we didn’t expect along the way is “maskne”. While wearing masks is essential to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we weren’t necessarily prepared for the skin concerns that come with wearing masks.
So, what is maskne? It is a term used to describe the unpleasant effects that wearing a mask can have on our skin. In order to combat the skin issues that may arise as a result of daily mask-wearing, follow our expert advice on perfecting your skincare regimen.
Cleanse morning and night
Cleansing in the morning will remove the oil and bacteria that collects on your face overnight, preventing you from trapping it between your skin and your mask all day. Similarly, cleansing each night will remove oil that has collected on your skin under your mask during the day, preventing your pores becoming congested. The key thing to remember is to not over-cleanse, as this can cause the skin to become dry and irritated, so stick to twice a day.
If you have oily skin, we recommend No7 Radiant Results Purifying Foaming Cleanser. It provides a deep, nourishing clean that unclogs pores and leaves skin feeling firm. If you’re prone to dry skin, try No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Melting Gel Cleanser. It removes impurities and pollutants while hydrating skin and helping it to retain moisture levels.