Maskne is the result of irritation and microbial growth that can happen when we are wearing masks for extended periods of time.
Here are some products that can help prevent and soothe this issue.
Take a breather: Place 1/4 cup of herbs into 4 cups of boiled hot water. Position your face over the water, cover the top of your head with a towel, like a canopy. Be mindful this is hot water.
Cover over your head with a towel, like a canopy. Inhale and enjoy the steam for 5-15 minutes at a time. Also may be used as a facial toner, herbal tea for drinking or bath.
Squeaky Clean: Wet face, shake about a teaspoon of powder into a small bowl or palm of hand, add drops of water to achieve desired consistency and apply to face the same way you would a soap. Leave on for up to 1 minute. Wash off with warm water while gently scrubbing face with forward circular motion. Enjoy the deep clean.
Blissful Earth Body Oil: Although this is technically a body oil, the oils and essential oils are perfect for sooting and moisturizing skin that may be combatting microbial growth due to irritation that a mask can cause. We love it for moisturizing skin after steaming and/or cleansing at the end of a masky day. Simply pour a few drops onto clean hands, spread between finger tips and massage into skin as you would any facial oil.
All Purpose Salve: Depending on the environment, the mask, and the individual, some of us find it very helpful to apply a very thin layer of All Purpose salve to our skin before donning our masks.
Please spot test this and any new product on a small unaffected area before use. If irritation or sensitivity occurs, discontinue use. Do not use if you have a known allergy or sensitivity to any of the ingredients in the product. All ingredients are listed.