How To Protect Your Skin Against “Maskne”


People are facing a new dermatological problem: “maskne” — acne caused by wearing a face mask frequently. Dr. Sandra Lee — better known as “Dr. Pimple Popper” — has shared a expert tip for preventing maskne. She explained that you can prevent blemishes caused by protective masks by spraying the inside with a salicylic acid-based product. Some of these products include Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, CeraVe Renewing SA Cleaner, and Biore Blemish Fighting Cleanser. Salicylic acid cleans out the oil and debris within your pores. Dr. Lee also recommends avoiding wearing makeup under your mask, especially if your job requires that you wear your mask all day. Needless to say, her final advice is to make sure that you wash your mask as often as possible, which will prevent oil and dirt from being reintroduced onto the skin.