Maskne is the new Acne, how can you stop it?
At Dr. Hauschka, we believe that we can use nature to heal our skin problems. Focusing on sustainable, natural ingredients backed by rigorous research — we create organic skincare products that nourish, restores, and support our skin’s ability to renew and protect for naturally radiant skin.
WHAT IS MASKNE?
Ever since the pandemic mandated the wearing of masks, people all over the world have experienced breakouts after wearing them for long periods. We all know about acne, now this his new phenomenon has been dubbed “maskne” and is brought about by two things:
- Friction caused by the mask fabric rubbing against your skin throughout the day.
- Wearing the mask creates a moist, humid environment ideal for breeding bacteria and increasing oil production, causing clogged pores
Nobody likes acne, and so we are well aware how to fight acne. And although masks are here to stay, that doesn’t mean we should accept living with maskne either! Counteract maskne with these practical daily tips you can follow to keep it at bay:
- Change your mask regularly and have a spare one in your bag on days when you perspire or talk a lot.
- Wash your mask after every use.
- Use silk, cotton, or a breathable mask.
- Changing your pillow cover often.
Follow up practical daily tips with an organic skincare routine that’s tuned around the constant irritation our skin goes through when wearing masks. Here’s what you need to do to fight breakouts caused by wearing your mask regularly.
INVEST IN A GOOD CLEANSER AND TONER
Mask wearing throughout the day causes irritation that manifests itself in red spots and clogged pores from increased oil and sweat. A good cleanser is essential to keeping your face clear of excess oils and build-up of impurities.
Look for a cleanser that deeply cleanses and clarifies your skin without being overly drying, as well as includes ingredients that can calm redness.
We recommend Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream to deeply cleanse, exfoliate dead skin cells and hydrate your skin. With finely-milled organic sweet almond enriched with calendula, witch hazel, St John’s wort, and kidney vetch — it supports the skin’s natural protective function, restoring its balance so that your skin will become healthy and radiant.
Use your cleanser twice a day in the morning and night (or before and after you wear your mask). Don’t clean your face excessively! Over-cleansing can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause your skin to overproduce sebum, making matters worse.
After cleansing, rebalance your skin’s pH and remove the last traces of stubborn grime and dirt your cleanser might have missed with a facial toner. Toners are also a great way to normalise your skin’s sebum production and minimise the appearance of enlarged pores, redness, or blemishes.
We recommend Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner for an oil-free toner perfect for use in a daily organic skincare routine. Formulated with Anthyllis, Calendula, and Nasturtium, the clarifying toner is ideal for oily blemished or combination skin. The combination of natural ingredients actively dissolves and binds sebum, refines pores, soothes inflamed skin, and stimulates your skin’s natural barrier for a radiant, rosy complexion.
It’s also kept in an extremely convenient and easy-to-use spray bottle! Bring it along wherever you go to refresh and rebalance your face by removing excess oil at any time.
MOISTURIZE WITH NON-COMEDOGENIC PRODUCTS
Because maskne is the result of clogged pores caused by excessive build-up of sweat, dirt, bacteria, and oils — the last thing you want to do is add more to the mix! Non-comedogenic products contain ingredients that do not clog or block the pores on your skin to greatly reduce the chance of pimples developing.
Even if you have oily skin, a moisturizer is essential to keeping your skin balanced and in optimal shape. Without a moisturizer to balance your skin after cleansing, your skin will naturally ramp up sebum production in an effort to correct this. Make sure to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer that does not contain ingredients that clog or block pores. You’ll want something that is lightweight and quickly absorbed, so it doesn’t stay on the skin which can increase the chances of clogged pores.
For oily or combination skin: we recommend Dr Hauschka Balancing Day Lotion. Formulated with premium botanical extracts like Anthyllis, Horsetail and Nasturtium — it regulates oily skin, soothes blemishes and provides long-lasting moisture to areas that need it the most. With a silky-smooth texture, the Balancing Day Lotion is a lighter alternative to creams and absorbs easily, just what oily/combination skin needs.
For those with sensitive combination skin: we recommend Dr Hauschka Melissa Day Cream. Featuring a gentler formulation, it is the ideal solution and best moisturizer for those with sensitive combination skin with a tendency towards dryness, shine and redness. Lemon balm rebalances your skin’s oil and moisture levels while extracts of carrot, daisy, witch hazel and anthyllis work in combination to soothe redness, control shine and provide hydration. Tapioca starch provides the finishing touch with an even, matte appearance.
USE A GOOD CONCEALER
Despite our best efforts, there are times when breakouts are unavoidable and we have to go out with a pimple or two. For these moments, having a good concealer that can hide and treat the pimple at the same time is invaluable. That way, you can still go out with confidence while knowing that the zit is being taken care of.
We recommend Dr Hauschka Coverstick for a concealer that hides and addresses your imperfections at the same time. This dual-purpose concealer uses botanical healing ingredients to soothe and support your skin’s renewal while pimples are concealed with mineral pigments that don’t clog pores. Clarifying plant extracts like Witch Hazel and Calendula work to calm excessive oil production, while tea tree oil is included to fight acne bacteria with its natural antibacterial properties. At the same time, Olive and Carrot boosts your skin’s vitamin and antioxidant levels to support renewal, while Anthyllis returns your skin a more balanced state.
For 1-2 times a week treatment, treat your skin with our Dr Hauschka Clarifying Clay Mask
HOW DO YOU STOP MASKNE?
Step 1: Cleanse your skin
Clarifying Clay Mask deeply cleanses, invigorates and clarifies the skin. Particularly ideal for calloused, large-pored, blemished, and oily skin.
Formulation: Loess clay with nasturtium and witch hazel actively binds with and loosens dirt particles, lifting and drawing them from the skin. Blackheads are softened, skin is soothed and the appearance of redness and blemishes is diminished.
Skin Condition: For all skin conditions. Especially helpful for blemished skin
Step 2a: A comforting mask
Follow up with Dr Hauschka Revitalising Mask to diminish redness or blemishes, refine pores as well as even and tone the appearance of your skin! Perfect for all skin conditions, the Revitalising Mask contains Anthyllis, Chamomile and Jojoba oil to nurture, soothe and aid in skin renewal.
Formulation: Quince, anythyllis and chamomile clarify and balance blemished, large-pored skin, while cooling and hydrating sunstressed skin and skin prone to couperose. Nuturting jojoba, apricot kernel and wheat germ oils help the skin maintain moisture for skin that looks and feels instantly refreshed and toned.
Skin Condition: For all skin conditions.
Step 2b: Calm and sooth your skin
If you need to calm and soothe the skin, consider using Dr Hauschka Soothing Mask.
Soothing Mask calms and balances sensitive skin prone to redness, guiding it to comfort and radiance.
Formulation: Lady’s mantle, borage, buckwheat and mullein combine to calm and fortify. Quince seed extract and witch hazel help the skin retain moisture, while nourishing shea butter joins macadamia nut and coconut oils to provide protection. Anthyllis soothes and balances.
Skin Condition: For sensitive, irritated and stressed skin.
NOW YOU KNOW WHAT TO USE FOR MASKNE!
Keep maskne at bay with a consistent organic skincare routine of balanced, well-formulated products designed to clarify skin and return it to its balanced state. Dr Hauschka’s skincare philosophy focuses on activating, stabilising and supporting your skin’s natural regeneration rhythm — the ideal solution for restoring balance to constantly stressed skin caused by wearing masks all the time.
At Dr Hauschka, our products are created out of responsibly cultivated medicinal plants from biodynamic and controlled organic farms. A well-renowned brand in the organic beauty industry, we formulate our products through our special manufacturing technology regulated by our partner research institutions and in-house skincare specialists.
Pamper your skin with the best ingredients nature has to offer. For the best natural and organic skincare products in Singapore, try Dr Hauschka to rejuvenate your skin today.