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How to tackle Maskne Skin: Reduce Spots and Post-acne Marks and Restore Skin Clarity
We get it - when face masks become a daily necessity, skin problems are inevitable.
As you breathe hot air into the mask, a humid and stuffy environment is created. Without proper ventilation, the sweat, dirt and excessive sebum trapped inside will lead to clogged pores and result in what we called as "masknes". Makeup products can cover the imperfections but will increase the burden of your skin as well. Some may choose to "take a break" on their skincare routine to minimize the products used, but without using sunscreen, together with the increased rubbing of the mask against the skin, it would increase melanin production and cause uneven skin tone.
If you are wondering how to tackle masknes, we invite you to read the quick guide below and give your skin the love it needs.
A Universal Dark Spot Corrector
Visibly reducing dark spots and post-acne marks, as well as improving dullness and uneven skin tone, this is the all-rounded serum that you need to tackle your hyperpigmentation problem. After cleansing and toning, apply Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution morning and night before your moisturizer. Formulated with Activated C, a form of stable Vitamin C which quickly goes into action to visibly reduce dark spots and discolorations, and prevent melanin production; it also facilitates absorption and penetration of the ingredients to help brighten your skin from within. Doubled with Glycerin and Peony Extract, it boosts radiance and hydration levels at the same time. Clinical results show that with continuous usage, it reduces hyperpigmentation by 49%, dark spots by 39% and post-acne marks by 27% in 12 weeks. Formulated without Parabens, fragrance and colorants, this gentle, hydrating texture does not create extra burden for the skin and it is also suitable for sensitive skin to use.
Reducing Acnes and Blemishes
With acnes and blemishes keep coming back, it is difficult not to use our hands to pop them. Together with the constant friction between the skin and mask, it affects the healing process and often leaves the skin with post-acne marks. Meet your new best friend - Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment! This gentle, non-drying yet fast-acting formula contains Sulphur and Vitamin B3 which is anti-bacterial and can control sebum-secretion. It is clinically proven to be able to reduce the appearance of breakouts and blemishes in just 24 hours without over-drying the skin. Simply apply a thin layer to the area concerned after cleansing and toning morning and night, and watch the magic happen!
Regular Deep Cleansing
It is no denying that a face mask can cover the unwanted blemishes and breakouts but it also intensifies the problem. Therefore, we need to regularly deep cleanse our skin to restore its balance. Treat yourself with some me-time twice every week with our Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque to allow the skin to detox and breathe again. This clay masque contains Amazonian White Clay which helps to gently purify your skin by drawing out excessive sebum and dirt. Together with the soothing Aloe Vera and oil-absorbing Oatmeal, your skin will appear balanced and purified.
Sun Protection
If you do not want the above effort to go to waste, there is an important step in your skincare routine that is not to be omitted. Be sure to apply sunscreen whenever you go out (yes, even if it is cloudy or rainy outside)! When exposed to UV rays, the production of melanin and the aging process in our skin speeds up - this is when sunscreen comes into play. Also wearing a face mask is not the same as applying sunscreen, as most of the materials used in making face masks cannot block UV rays – therefore it is important to choose a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen to use under face masks. Our Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 PA++++ is a lightweight formula suitable for all skin types. Not only can it defend against UVA and UVB rays, it also protects the skin against environmental pollutants, oxidative damage and provides 24-hour hydration to the skin. Formulated without Paraben, fragrance, oil and colorants, it is non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Bonus Tips
With sweat, sebum and moisture building up under the mask, it can cause irritation and lead to redness and breakouts. Therefore, you can consider changing a new mask in every 4 to 6 hours to avoid bacteria proliferation. In addition, you should change your face mask if it becomes wet or dirty and avoid re-using the same mask.
If it is a must to wear make-up under the face mask, we suggest applying a thin layer of primer or powder after your basic cleansing and moisturising routine instead of a thick layer of base make-up. These products can help absorb excess oil and act as a barrier to prevent direct friction with your mask.
Drink lots of water, eat healthy, avoid staying up late and have enough rest are also crucial in tackling maskne skin.