You would’ve thought that after months of mask-wearing, we would’ve had maskne figured out by now. With COVID-19 still ravaging in most parts of the world, it seems like mask-wearing will still be the norm, and that maskne is here to stay as well.
What is maskne and what causes it?
Maskne is the broad term for pimples and breakouts that occur in areas covered by your face mask—mainly the nose bridge, cheeks, jawline, and chin area. A number of factors contribute to maskne, including friction from the mask rubbing against your skin, an increase in the humidity within the mask which forms the perfect breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria.
Here’s a complete game plan on how you can reduce the occurrence of maskne: