If you're noticing breakouts along your jawline as a result from wearing a mask, you're not alone. The term maskne aka mask-acne has become a common side effect of wearing a mask.
Most likely, maskne is the result of clogged pores. You already have oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells on your skin. Masks trap humidity due to your breathing and sweating, which increase the risk of acne.
Here are some tips on how to prevent maskne:
- Easy on the makeup. Foundation, concealer, and powder will clog pores further and delay healing.
- Wash your mask! Never reuse a cloth mask without first washing it. Toss disposable masks after every use.
- Treat your skin. Apply products underneath your mask that will treat and prevent blemishes. Salvatrix creates an invisible barrier between your skin and mask.
- Cleanse properly. It's important to find a cleanser that will leave you with a fresh face without stripping your skin. While treatments are important, they are ineffective if your skin isn't truly clean.
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Use the Blemish Control Duo 3x/week.
The Blemish Control Duo treats active acne with hydroxy acids that will gently begin to "unglue" dead skin cells that cause it.
*Apply Salvatrix along your jawline to create a barrier between your skin and mask.
Apply Triple Threat, Detox Masque 1-2x/week.
Kaolin clay will absorb excess oil, soothe skin, and fight acne.
Raspberry seeds and apricot kernels buff away dullness and leave skin baby smooth to the touch.