Between the stress of the pandemic and all the mask wearing, if your skin has been freaking out- you are not alone. Maskne (acne caused by masks) is caused by blocked pores. So, to combat it you can do a few things:
- Try to change your mask every few hours. If you are working for 8 hours with a mask on, try to change the mask at least once during the 8 hours- and if possible, wash your face or wipe with a cleansing cloth, etc
- If you are wearing a cloth mask, be sure to clean them after each use.
Products that can help:
Beautycouter’s Overnight Resurfacing Peel
Honestly, this is like magic in a bottle. At night, after washing your face, apply the resurfacing peel before putting on your moisturizer. This leave-on AHA/BHA peel improves skin texture and boosts clarity without irritation or over-drying. With glycolic, malic, and botanically derived lactic acid, the formula clears away dull surface cells, while arginine and essential fatty acids help soothe to reveal a brighter, healthier looking, renewed complexion.When you wake up, exfoliate (even if you just wash with a washcloth) and you will notice a difference in your skin (and if you don’t, there is a 60 day free return policy!).
If you need any more reasons to love it, it is clean- free of any harmful ingredients of chemicals, packaged in a glass bottle so it is better for you AND the environment!
Ursa Major Face Wipes
Stash a few of these biodegradable, clean face wipes in your bag to give your face a wash halfway through the day. Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes are award-winning, individually-wrapped bamboo face wipes that are the ultimate skin care multi-taskers. Infused with a generous dose of Ursa Major’s 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic formula, they clean, exfoliate, soothe and hydrate – leaving your skin feeling refreshed, firm and alive. They remove oil and grime without stripping skin of moisture, exfoliate dead skin, brighten and clarify (AHA/BHA complex).
Countercontrol Matte Effect Gel Cream
Be productive and treat your skin with an oil-free cream that will treat your acne while your mask is on! Mafe with wintergreen and rosebay willow, this oil-free, non-greasy hydrator improves skin’s texture without ingredients that can clog pores.