As if 2020 hasn't already thrown enough at us, now we have to deal with maskne. The actual medical term is acne mechanica, which is a physical form of acne where friction from the masks causes irritation on the skin and the retention of heat and moisture close to the skin can cause further irritation.
The irritation allows small breaks in the skin that can open the door for bacteria, dirt, and oil to enter the skin. The humid environment beneath the mask also allows the pores to get clogged up more easily.
Maskne can be identified as tiny little pimples and whiteheads that pop up after regularly wearing a face mask throughout the day in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Maskne is caused due to the breakdown of your skin's barrier; its outermost layer that shields you from outside damage while keeping hydration locked in. A damaged skin barrier can lead to all kinds of skincare related issues including irritation, breakouts and acne.
SkinPro Holly Products to treat maskne:
- Glycolic Serum
- Gel Moisturizer
- Glycolic Cleanser
- Glycolic Toner