With mask-wearing being essential to curb the spread of COVID-19 around the world, many have started to notice the effects that it has on our skin. Whether we’re using surgical masks or even the ones we’ve bought online, many of us have faced the brunt of mask-induced acne, or as we like to call it, “maskne”. Maskne usually occurs when the fabric of these masks and our skin causes inflammation, which eventually leads to acne.
Moreover, the moisture trapped in the mask from humidity, sweating and of course, breathing causes clogged pores and over time, results in acne breakouts. While many of us tend to focus on treating current and existing acne, it is also essential to include products to combat the scarring and pigmentation caused by maskne to achieve an overall more even complexion. Here, our top 10 picks to consider.
Text: Sofia Kim/Female.