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The pandemic has been disrupting our lives for almost two years now, and has been utmost and persistently straining. It has thrown huddles whichever way imaginable. Wearing a mask for a long duration is difficult. But it's necessary for the protection from the Covid-19. From consistently wearing masks, many people have complained about the arising acne. Dr. Dendy Engelman coined the term ‘Maskne’ for this skin issue.
Different people are having different skin issues with masks. Some people are getting itching sensations or rashes due to the friction caused. Some people are facing inflammatory bumps, blackheads, whiteheads, or just redness due to putting on masks for longer periods of time. The reason behind these could be several. For instance, the build of bacteria due to sweating under the mask can clog pores, these bacteria get in contact with make-up, the friction caused while adjusting, the moving of the mask, material od mask can also cause allergies on the skin, or occlusion can also be the reason. People with oily or sensitive skin types are experiencing these more, as their skin is already acne or breakout-prone.
Tips on how to avoid these skin issues are listed below.
Home remedies or natural DIYs can also prove to help in fighting Maskne. Try a patch of any home remedy you come up with on your hand to check for allergies. A few of them are listed below.
It is important to treat your skin with love. It is okay to feel the need to cure your skin of anything that causes problems. You can also opt for products that are natural. VANA Botanicals offer a range of skincare products that can help deal with acne or Maskne.