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Mask acne: what it is and how to treat it

What is mask acne

If you have noticed the sudden appearance of redness, irritation and acne on your face, especially in the area of ​​the cheeks, nose and chin, it is very likely that you suffer from mask acne.

This, also known as "maskne", from the fusion of the words mask and acne, is a real dermatitis caused by prolonged use of the mask.

In fact, the covered part of the face is not only subjected to continuous rubbing but also to excessive humidity of the part with a consequent greater proliferation of bacteria that cause acne.
Sensitive skin is most affected , oily and who have already suffered from acne in the past: if the former can notice localized redness and irritation, the most impure skins can have real breakouts with blackheads, pimples and cysts.

Mask acne: the causes

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One of the main causes of mask acne is attributable to the type of protective device used and the material it is made of. The mask, in fact, due to its occlusive nature, creates excessive humidity in the covered area due to respiratory acts which promotes, through the heat, the spread of bacteria and / or yeasts. This occlusion allows dirt and sebum to accumulate and can progressively worsen in the presence of any lesions that allow them to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.

Products against mask acne

SOS MASKNE soothing kit

The kit contains all the essential products to gently regenerate and restore the skin.

  • The REGENERATING FACE TONIC with blueberry extract - completes cleansing and revitalizes the skin thanks to its astringent and soothing properties. Suitable for all skin types, it helps restore the skin and remove all traces of impurities.
  • NUOVA SKIN enzymatic exfoliating face scrub - is a delicate enzymatic peeling capable of regenerating the skin without damaging it. In addition to effectively and gently exfoliating the skin, it eliminates impurities and helps minimize imperfections.
  • ACQUA BOOST moisturizing face mask - a multipurpose face mask with a fresh gel texture: thanks to its sebum-regulating, calming and rebalancing properties, it is perfect to be used as a serum, to offer greater hydration during the day, or as a mask to restore the correct pH of the skin and give a pleasant sensation of comfort.
  • MOLTO FRESH moisturizing primer stick - the only multitasking stick capable of hydrating, refreshing and preparing the skin for make-up. Its light, rapidly absorbed texture makes it a smart product to always carry with you to keep the skin soft and fresh.

How to use maskne products

To take care of your skin and restore it, it is very important to be constant and not to use too aggressive products.

A fundamental step concerns cleansing: after using a specific cleanser for your skin type and using a facial tonic with astringent and soothing properties, capable of revitalizing the skin.

The same goes for skin hydration: it must be both emollient and light to protect the skin from further abrasion.


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Useful habits against mask acne

  • Change your mask regularly to limit the proliferation of bacteria.
  • Never touch your face with dirty hands.
  • Apply specific products for acne locally.
  • Limit the use of make-up such as foundation or concealer which could potentially be comedogenic, clog pores and worsen the conditions of the maskne.

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