It’s almost been a year since wearing a mask to go outside became part of our daily lives. While we’ve been quick to get used to it, this is not the case for certain areas of our skin, which bear the brunt of all the humidity, chafing, irritation and more from wearing a mask. This results in a breakout of acne, which many call ‘maskne’ for short.
Instead of treating your spots with acne-busting benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, which should only be applied at night, we have a new suggestion: hydrocolloid pimple patches! Discreetly worn under the mask, these patches absorb impurities under the skin to reduce inflammation and reinfection. They also act as a buffer to prevent your mask from irritating the spot.
Check out nine of our top picks to try them out:
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