5 ways to beat and treat maskne
Maskne getting you down? Maskne can potentially be a frequent companion this Summer, but it doesn’t have to be.
Our tips, paired with our 100% Mulberry Silk Non-Medical Face Mask, can help you say bye-bye to pesky pimples!
1. LIGHTEN UP YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
A mask provides a barrier of protection to the skin–which is good and bad. Good, because it protects from common skin irritations like the cold and wind; bad, because a mask and an elaborate skin care routine can create spots.
Pare down your products or opt for lighter choices. Instead of a heavy cream moisturizer, try a gel moisturizer.
And opt for a lighter makeup routine. If you can’t let go of foundation, sheer out what you use or switch to a tinted moisturizer.
2. USE A SILK NON-MEDICAL FACE MASK
Silk is soft on skin and kinder to the face than other materials, like linen or cotton. Our 100% Mulberry Silk Non-Medical Face Mask is hypoallergenic and a great temperature regulator, which can help prevent clogged pores and acne.
Masks are a great incubator for acne because they can trap heat, sweat and create friction on the face. But our mask, made of Mulberry silk, can glide along the face and is a breathable material which can release that excess heat.
Silk is a great choice for a face mask. Put a ready-made insert in the filter pocket for added protection or repurpose some common household items to create your filter.
3. LAUNDER YOUR MASK AFTER EVERY USEWhatever the material, it’s important to wash your masks properly after each use. Our 100% Mulberry Silk Non-Medical Face Mask is easy to care for. If you choose to hand-wash, use gentle detergent to wash and rinse with cool water. Hang dry.
Want to toss it in the wash? No problem! Use the delicate cycle and wash cold with gentle detergent. Hang dry or toss it in the dryer to tumble dry low for 10 minutes.
4. SPOT TREAT YOUR FACE
Use your mask to your advantage! If you’re running errands or don’t anticipate taking off your mask, wear a hydrocolloid patch on your spots underneath your mask. Not only will the patch help clear your spot but it also provides a barrier to prevent chafing or irritation. Or stop you from picking your face.
Opt for a hydrocolloid patch at night too, or choose traditional acne remedies like a salicylic acid gel or a sulfur product.
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5. BE GENTLE WITH SENSITIVE SKIN
It can be tempting to stop at nothing to bid those pesky pimples goodbye. But avoid overdoing all the harsh toners, pile on the serums or overload on masks. That could make your face become sensitized allover and exacerbate acne.
Keep treatments to no more than twice a week and focus on thoroughly cleansing your face. If you wear makeup, make sure to double cleanse! Switch to gentle formulas that are non-foaming and unscented.
Want to know more? Check the product's page for more information and to purchase 100% Mulberry Silk Non-Medical Face Masks.