Suggestions to Stop ‘Maskne’ From Slowing You Down
So a co-worker of mine was telling me about her case of "maskne" and she was glad that no one can see her except for me. She told me that she was surprised, she was still getting it now because it's not hot out anymore.
I was going to suggest that maybe it was her oily skin rubbing against the mask that was causing her latest problem. I decided that a better idea was to just say it in my head and let her read my mind. She didn't kick me, so I'm guessing that she's not physic.
If you have to wear a mask for an extended period of time, I'm sure you can relate to my (unnamed) co-worker. I offered her my free advice but not surprisingly she rejected my generous offer.
So I turned to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) for their advice and here are some of their suggestions:
Cleanse and moisturize your face daily. It sounds like Face Washing 101 but when you are selecting a moisturizer that fits your skin type: If you have oily skin, get a gel moisturizer. If you have normal or combination skin, lotion is the answer. If you have dry or very dry skin then they suggest cream.
Wear the right mask. I've seen a lot of cute and funny masks but is it worth it if you're going to break out like a teenager again? If your mask won't stay in place and slides around, it'll irritate your skin.
Don't keep touching your mask. You are letting germs find a home there, and eventually, they'll find a way to your face. You can go here to find other ways to help prevent maskne.
Now my unnamed co-worker can show her face in public again.