With safe distancing measures firmly in place worldwide, face masks will likely be here to stay for the foreseeable future. However, long periods can lead to increased moisture retention, friction, and heat inside the mask. It can exacerbate conditions of those who may already struggle with skin conditions such as adult acne and outbreaks. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acne is caused by ‘heatiness’, or ‘dampness’ of the body. These factors can contribute to irritated skin and can affect other parts of the body as well.
While skincare products can help reduce acne, there are also natural ways to go about it. Here are five TCM tips to help you address the root of your adult acne issues naturally.