If you’re like me, you’ve spent countless hours trying to find the perfect face mask. But as it turns out, your quest may have been misguided—because there’s nothing more likely to cause acne than wearing a face mask. And if you have sensitive skin, this is even more of a problem because it can exacerbate existing issues by making them worse or causing new ones altogether. (That’s why I always recommend getting your skincare products from brands that specialize in sensitive skin.) If this sounds like something you’ve experienced before then read on for tips on how to cure acne caused by face masks!
Move Your Mask
It’s important to move your mask from day to night. If you are using a clay-based mask, try using it for two nights in a row before switching to something else. If you can’t do that, switch up the types of masks you use and make sure not to wear them for more than one day at a time.
Use a Breathable Fabric
When choosing a fabric for your mask, it’s important to consider the following factors:
The Fabric Should Be Breathable
You want fabric that is breathable so your skin can breathe. This will help prevent acne from forming on your face. Avoid fabrics that are too tight or too loose because they can cause irritation and clog pores, which could lead to acne breakouts. Also look out for fabrics that are too thick or thin since this may cause irritation as well.
The Fabric Should Not Be Rough On Your Skin
Rough fabrics such as wool tend to be itchy and irritating when worn against the skin so avoid them at all costs! If you use a rough material then chances are that this will irritate your skin and make it easy for bacteria growth under the surface which could potentially lead to more serious problems down the road if left untreated right away.
Sanitize Your Skin
The first step to preventing acne is to cleanse your skin. If you’re using a face mask in the morning, this should be done at night before bedtime. Although your skin may feel oily after applying a face mask, it’s important not to overdo the washing of your face and remove all traces of oil. Instead, focus on maintaining a healthy balance by using products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide as an active ingredient that can help fight bacteria on your skin.
One way to do this is by using an exfoliating cleanser with salicylic acid and avoiding products that have oil as an ingredient (this includes moisturizers). You can also use toners with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide that will add another layer of protection against breakouts caused by face masks without drying out the rest of your face too much!
Invest in Skincare Products That Work Against Acne
The first thing you should do is to ask your dermatologist for recommendations. He or she will be able to tell you what types of products are best for your skin, based on the severity of your acne and other factors. To find the right product, look for products that contain salicylic acid, oil-free formulas and non-comedogenic ingredients (and preferably ones with benzoyl peroxide). Sulfur masks are another popular choice at spas because they help clear up blackheads while also preventing new ones from forming, but they’re not recommended if you have sensitive skin or rosacea because they can cause irritation.
Getting rid of your maskne could take some time.
If you’re like most people, your maskne is giving you some trouble. But don’t worry: it’s not the end of the world. Your acne may be stubborn at first, but with time and patience, it will go away.
Don’t pick at your skin! It will only make your maskne worse and cause scarring (and possibly even infections).
Be patient! If you take care of your face mask, eventually it’ll go away on its own (which is great because then you won’t have to worry about taking care of it anymore).
If this still isn’t working for you after a few days or weeks (or if your doctor says that topical creams would help), ask for advice from someone who knows more about skin care than I do.
There’s no reason to give up on your favorite face masks just yet. If you know that there’s a lot of acne-causing bacteria in the environment right now, then it makes sense to be extra cautious about what products you use on your skin. But if you can find a way around these problems with masks and still stay beautiful, then go ahead! After all, what’s more important than looking good?