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Prime Concern in time of pandemic is to wear your masks . Is that right ?

Have you been experiencing sudden acne breakouts or inflammation of skin? The reason may be the protective mask that you are wearing.

Things which are important for you , sometimes gives you nightmares too..yes talking about MASKNE- mask +acne.

Maskne is the acne that comes from wearing a protective face mask for a long period of time. The hot moisture gets trapped inside the masks, which dilates the pores and causes oil and bacteria to clog them up. The acne shows up along the skin that come in direct contact or all over the area under the mask.

Needless to say your health is utmost that must be considered as the priority. For protection we all have to clothe our self in face masks which is unavoidable and foremost. The current need of wearing masks can exacerbate acne and inflammation of skin.Maskne Is simply caused by the various factors like heat , moisture ,clogged pores and friction that is generated while masks are in touch with your skin. Coping up with your skin has become a bit complicated while having wearing masks. A little bit of more concern can help you tackle the problem without panicking much.

Keeping some precautions and products handy you can minimize the harm to your skin while following these basics let your skin and protection game to be on dot.

Wash your face before putting mask
Prior to wearing masks always wash your face in order to remove all the oil and grim of your face. This will prevent any further clogging of your pores in result your breakout will be minimised.

Moisturizer- sunscreen
A very crucial step to maintain the moisture of your face can’t be skipped at all so just put on the non- comedogenic moisturizer 30 minutes prior putting on the mask and seal the content of moisturizer with sunscreen which should be oil free moreover try to invest in a water based sunscreen.

Fabric of mask
opt for the masks that are cotton based instead of synthetic fabric like polyester which can aggregate breakouts if you have oily and sensitive skin. Cotton fabric don’t produce friction with your skin ideally it maintains the heat also . The surface of fabric comes in contact with your gentle skin which irritates the upper layer of your skin. Friction and heat leads to the inflammation of your skin but it can be avoided by considering the fabric of your mask.

Keep your makeup away
Half of your face is generally covered with the face mask so it is quite easy to avoid makeup on your face . You can wear makeup on your eyes while opting for a bare face which will reduce the chances of your pores getting clogged . This way you will be able to avoid the unwanted pop ups.

“Breathing in mask is easier than breathing on ventilator”

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