Skinformation — Acne

What is "mascne" and how to treat it?


What is mascne/maskne?  The new normal requires us to wear masks regularly and sometimes for quite long periods of time. While we’re covering up our mouths and noses to stop the spread of COVID-19, some of us are uncovering a new problem — and some call it maskne/mascne - mask related acne. How to avoid mascne/maskne?  First and foremost - keep the mask clean. When you breathe or talk, the mask tends to trap in hot air.  This air creates a warm, humid environment — an ideal setting for yeast and bacteria to grow. Even a few hours of breathing under the mask...

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