COSMEDIX Guide to ‘Maskne’: The New Blemish Everyone is Talking About

Breakouts can happen to anyone. In a world where we have to wear a face mask much of the day, people have quickly begun to realise that spots and blackheads aren’t always confined to adolescents. While mask-related acne isn’t new (as many hardworking nurses and carers know), there are a few extra steps that ‘Maskne’ newbies can take to help alleviate redness and blemishes. Help banish blemish woes and learn all there is to know about ‘Maskne’ treatments with the COSMEDIX customised ‘Maskne’ skin care routine!

What Causes Maskne?

Now that a face covering is often required, we’re seeing how repeated wearing creates a less than ideal environment for your skin. ‘Maskne’ is the trending term for “mask acne”—the unwanted blemishes that seem to have multiplied every time you take off your mask. Of course your mask is rightly designed to be a barrier; letting little in and little out. This means when you breath or cough, your skin is trapped in a humid warmth which often leading to redness and sensitivity. Pair that with mask straps rubbing against your skin and you have the perfect cocktail of problems that can trigger ‘Maskne’ madness.

What Can You Do to Tame Maskne?

Your skin is unique. Different skin types will react to different skin care treatments in different ways, but putting hygiene first is a fool-proof way to help your complexion look and feel its best. The first and most obvious step to tackle ‘Maskne’ is to ensure that you are regularly washing your face mask to avoid dirt and contamination. For skin types that experience stubborn blackheads or congestion, remember, as tempting as it is, DON’T pick! This will cause more irritation and redness over time.

Which COSMEDIX Skin Care Products Can Help?

C.P.R | A Skin Recovery Serum that reduces redness and assists the recovery of dry skin. At C.P.R.’s heart is a soothing combination of Blue Agave, antioxidants and peptides which help to promote healthy skin and restore clarity to the complexion. If you are experiencing sensitivity or dryness after wearing your face mask, apply C.P.R. after cleansing your skin for a boost of replenishing skin care that will soothe and hydrate.

Affirm |Antioxidants are a very important part of skincare, which is why they’re the essential elements in Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum. Formulated with antioxidants, peptides, Vitamin E and more, Affirm helps the appearance of uneven skin tone while protecting the skin from ageing and environmental stressors.

Correct | COSMEDIX Rapid Relied Acne Treatment is ideal for skin blemishes that need a bit of special attention. Correct contains an exfoliating blend of Salicylic Acid and Aloe Vera to help deeply cleanse and soothe pores while preventing the build up of impurities that can clog your pores. Use Correct to treat blemishes caused by ‘Maskne’, and it will give you clearer-looking skin without drying it out.

Restore | This Moisture-Rich Mask can be used as a nourishing overnight treatment for skin that needs a deep hit of hydration. If wearing a face mask has made your skin feel dry, apply Restore sparingly to your face before you sleep and wake up to younger and more supple looking skin. Ingredients that hydrate include Mango Seed Butter and Squalene which work to lock in moisture, while Papaya Fruit Extract gently exfoliates the skin to make it feel soft and restored. 


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