Skincare for mask-wearers

Just because you’re masked up doesn't mean you should skimp on your skin regimen

You probably thought wearing a face mask would protect you from dirt that causes acne. But sorry to break it to you, maskne is real. 

Masks actually inhibit air from passing—causing excess sweat and oil to build up on your face. Your skin would be more prone to irritation, especially your chin, cheeks and nose. So don’t be too shocked if you start breaking out under your mask.

mask skincare: ysa skin care center acne soap
Acne Soap from Ysa Skin Care Center

That can be avoided though. You just have to keep your skin clean and moisturized. Too much oil and sweat on your face may cause pH imbalance, clogging your pores and making your skin flaky, red and irritated. What you can do is apply a product that will help restore your skin’s natural pH balance like the Acne Soap from Ysa Skin Care Center or the Acnetrol Toner with Salicylic Acid from Bioessence.

mask skincare: flawless oil control kit
Oil Control Kit from Flawless

Oil Control Kit from Flawless can also help you with your oily skin problems. It contains Tea Tree Soap, Pore Refiner, Skin Protect Gel and Skin Renew Cream. Skin101’s Maskne Set has a similar function and it includes Moisture Rich Facial Cleanser, Renew Serum, Acne Clear Gel and Sunblock Gel.

mask skincare: Maskne Set from Skin101
Maskne Set from Skin101

Now if you can’t maintain a regular skincare routine, you can always go for a quick trip to the nearest derma clinic. Simply Skin’s deep cleansing and pain-free Ultimate Modern Facial and SkinPlus+ Premium Ultimate Facial will help unclog your pores and reduce sebum. SkinStation offers an Anti-Acne Facial ideal for oily skin and mild to moderate acne while its AcneLight Therapy uses blue light to treat inflammatory breakouts, acne and scars.

Now that you know how to protect your skin, make sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing. And whatever mask you decide to use, remember to wear and dispose of them properly

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