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Maskne - tip and tricks for treating everyone's favorite 2020 side effect

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

maskne [ mask-nee ] noun. 1. a slang term for a skin condition formally called acne mechanica that results from wearing a mask, especially a medical, N95, or cloth face mask.

my definition: a painful, annoying thing NO one should have to deal with! As your skincare girl, I have complied a list of tips to help you keep your skin as calm and healthy as possible during this difficult time.

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1. CLEANSE + MOISTURIZE ☑ before putting on your mask ☑ immediately after taking it off

2. ADD ACNE TREATMENTS AM/PM: Salicylic Acne Wash + Benzoyl Peroxide Cream 3x a week: Sulfur Mask Full Routine: Unblemish

3. USE A MINERAL-BASED SUNSCREEN Mineral based sunscreens are known to be easier on broken, irritated skin. They can also help decrease oil production. Soothe Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is gentle, calming, and effective!

4. SKIP MAKEUP Trapped foundation under your mask can clog pores, causing irritation and breakouts. If coverage is needed, use a dermacosmetic like Radiant Defense instead!


Try to wash your mask daily or pick up a pack of disposable masks.

6. APPLY SOOTHING + HEALING CREAMS AM/PM: Sensitive Skin Treatment + Moisture Replenishing Cream 3x a week: Rescue Mask Full Routine: Soothe


Dr. Katie Rodan + Dr. Kathy Fields were just interviewed by CBS as the leading experts on this topic! Click here to read the article.

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