Have you been wearing a mask for long hours and as a result breaking out from it? Don’t fret, you are not alone!
The global pandemic has upended our lives in more ways than one – one of which is our beauty routine. Face mask is an essential item that has been integrated as part of our wardrobe and daily routine. However, one of the unpleasant side effects of wearing them is skin breakout; or in modern terms ‘Maskne’.
Why do “Maskne” happen?
“Maskne” is the onset of acne caused by wearing a mask over long periods of time. While covering your face with a mask shields our nose and mouth, it also traps humidity and heat within the mask, making it an ideal environment for acne-causing bacteria to thrive. Frequent abrasion of cloth on skin also irritates it, affecting our skin’s protective barrier.
People with dry or sensitive skin may even find their skin flaring up even more as masks absorb the skin’s natural oils, which may cause redness and swelling.
How do I prevent “Maskne”?
Since wearing a mask is mandatory in most countries, here are some tips to caring for your skin properly and minimising flare-ups.
1. Do not reuse surgical masks
Disposable surgical masks are not made to be worn more than once as there is no good way to clean them, which is good as they can be frequently and easily replaced.
2. Wearing fabric masks that are gentle for skin
If you are an environmentally-conscious person or someone who values being trendy and fashionable, fabric mask is the way to go! Try getting a mask made of material that generates little friction on your skin. This way, no chafing will occur, which may cause skin irritation. 100% cotton masks or washable silk masks are great options to minimise discomfort and for your skin to breath.
It is also vital that you wash your mask after every use to eliminate bacteria or makeup residue that might cause or exacerbate breakouts!
3. Don’t forget your sunscreen
Exposure to sunlight and harmful UV rays can further exacerbate your skin problems. Therefore it is necessary to apply sunscreen before you step out of the house and before you put your mask on.
Edible sunscreen like LAC Taut® Sunshield works too!
4. Adjusting your skincare regime
Consider adjusting your skincare regime to prevent skin from flaring up and being more sensitive. The ideal skincare routine should contain products that complement each other to avoid irritating, over-drying, or over-exfoliating the skin.
If you notice redness or swelling after removing your mask, soothe your skin with a refreshing sheet mask, like LAC Taut® Collagen Infusion Mask. LAC Taut® Collagen Infusion Mask is an all-in-one intensive facial mask that is generously infused with premium collagen-enriched essence to provide an instant relief for a more hydrated and radiant complexion. Your skin will feel velvety smooth, supple and lifted in just 7 minutes!
Pop your face mask into the fridge before application for a cooling sensation that will further calm your skin.
5. Maintaining good skin from within
Aside from caring for your skin on the surface, often the biggest change can be seen once you start caring for it from the inside!
We all know the saying “You are what you eat.” But few of us actually take the time to understand and appreciate how the food we put in our bodies affect our overall health, appearance and energy. One way to strengthen skin’s barrier and stimulate skin recovery is by boosting collagen. Take LAC Taut® Collagen Infusion Therapy 13,000mg plus Placenta!
Each bottle contains:
- 13,000mg RDS® premium collagen from Red Snapper Fish
- Further enhanced with age-defying nutrients including Placenta, DNA, Hyaluronic Acid, Aqueous CoQ-10, Ceramide and
Vitamin Bs and C
This restorative beauty drink supports skin smoothness and moisture, giving you better skin elasticity and strength. It improves skin’s radiance and texture.
If you prefer something on-the-go, consider LAC Taut® Glow Plus . A convenient supplement designed to complement your busy lifestyle and skincare routine.
Each sachet contains:
- 1,500mg RDS® premium collagen from Red Snapper Fish
- Further added with Hyaluronic Acid, Grape Seed Extract and Bilberry Extract
This collagen-rich supplement rejuvenates skin from within, providing antioxidant support to strengthen skin’s barrier, and delivering intense hydration for supple skin. It supports skin’s firmness and elasticity, giving the boost of collagen your skin needs anytime, anywhere.
If you’re lucky enough to not be experiencing any mask-related skin problems, always remember that prevention is the greatest protection! Get started on maintaining good skin from within and practising a skin care routine that works for you. Do not neglect your skin or you will have to treat it later!