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Watch Out: How Maskne Is Taking Over and What to Do About It

Yes, maskne is a real thing. If you’ve been wearing your mask routinely, you may have observed random breakouts in the location where your mask sits– and if so, you’re not alone. Though so-called “maskne” (mask + acne) isn’t always related to acne, you might notice some facial breakouts as a possible side effect of mask use. Since masks are essential, it’s important to do whatever we can to overcome concerns about wearing them. Sometimes, for some people, wearing a mask can cause — or worsen — breakouts, rashes and other skin problems on the face. Let Tropika Club share with you on how you can prevent maskne from taking over you.


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What really is maskne?

Maskne is a 2020 term created to explain the type of acne that can happen after wearing a face mask for long durations of time. It tends to reveal up on areas of your face that your mask covers– particularly your chin and jawline. If they pop up, the good news is there are a couple of things you can do to avoid maskne breakouts and knock them out. Aside from wearing cotton masks and making certain you’re not cleaning them in severe soaps or cleaning agents (as recommended by Johns Hopkins Medicine), having a maskne-busting regimen in your skincare arsenal is essential.

However this can get challenging when you have sensitive or reactive skin (which I do), since you need to be extremely mindful what you utilise; one incorrect move can result in a breakout rapidly. After spot-testing and after that completely treating my maskne with a range of products, a few increased to the top. Here are five maskne-fighting products (and a few additionals) that are excellent for all skin types, but particularly for those with sensitive or reactive skin.

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Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

This mask has actually earned a cult following for its skin-boosting and acne-busting powers, and it’s no façade– it’s really an economical miracle in a jar. After simply one use, it made me a follower. Mix the clay mask with apple cider vinegar, and leave it on until it dries (10 to 20 minutes) for the very best results. Start with as soon as a week, and boost to twice a week or every other day depending upon the severity of your maskne and what your skin can handle. This mask dried my pesky maskne and became a part of my routine skincare regimen. Perk: if you can spend lavishly and need a fast repair, likewise attempt the Anti Blemish Bio Cellulose Facial Mask. It soothes swelling, refreshes the skin, and gets rid of breakouts.


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Skinceuticals Custom D.O.S.E. Serum

This serum is a game-changer, primarily because each bottle is personalized for your skin’s specific concerns. After your assessment with an aesthetician, your serum is produced with a tailored formulation of exfoliating, lightening up, improving, and clarifying components. See the difference in one day.

How long does a CUSTOM D.O.S.E serum last?

D.O.S.E should be applied once or twice daily, depending on the formulation or professional recommendation, and typically lasts 3 months. After three months of use, it is recommended to revisit your physician for an updated assessment.


Look Good Live Well The Exfoliating Mask

Particular exfoliators can be too rough for delicate or reactive skin, and that’s why this exfoliating treatment deserves your time. It gently recovers, hydrates, and removes hyperpigmentation– all crucial when you wish to deal with maskne (and the dark spots that it can leave). It relieves inflammation and hydrates with its infusion of reishi mushrooms, dissolves dead skin with its pumpkin and papaya extracts, and improves tone with rosehip oil. When Look Good Live Well introduced with this item, it quickly sold out. And for excellent reason.


Heraux Molecular Anti-Inflammaging Serum

This anti-inflammaging serum made my skin glow, helped clear it, and minimized my inflammation. The science-forward product likewise softens great lines and wrinkles, enhances tone, increases elasticity and glow, and is loaded with good-for-you components like hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, peptides, and Vitamin E.

From Heraux’s website: A patented daytime and nighttime serum formulation featuring HX-1, our proprietary antiinflammaging molecule. HX-1 works to protect stem cells in the skin from stressors that fuel aging, thereby promoting their youthful function and a more radiant appearance.



COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch

Utilize these small, economical, circular patches on pesky bumps. Leave them on overnight and they will assist flatten your unwanted visitors or bring them to a head by morning. If you desire to wear spots throughout the day under your mask, try Rael’s Miracle Patches, which cover bigger areas of the face.

The thin clear hydrocolloid patch feels similar to a hydrogel sheet mask in texture, adhering your skin strongly. It’ll stay on through showering and washing! It treats breakouts by eliminating infection and bacteria, which is what causes them in the first place. It’s able to breakdown debris from blackheads and absorb gunk from whiteheads overnight, so you won’t experience a harsh dry patch from using this. It even helps flatten and heal cystic acne faster!

With three differently sized patches in a pack, you can choose which one will cover your bases.


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