Back to School...But Minus the Maskne and Acne
Is your mask continuously causing breakouts? Let’s face it, when it comes to both acne and maskne, the struggle is all too real. While acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, it often feels like it takes forever to treat—especially when you have a big day coming up like the first day of school. Let us help you take the mystery out of your maskne and acne issues with our “Skincare 101” tips.
No More Maskne
As the name suggests, maskne refers to breakouts that are caused by wearing a mask. The friction from the mask’s fabric causes irritation and inflammation, which then leads to said breakouts. This worsens in warmer weather and with humidity, because sweat and moisture often get trapped in the masks, causing your pores to clog up.
Fortunately, there are a few steps that you can take to heal your skin, even if you wear a mask daily. Clearing acne and keeping it at bay requires a morning and evening skincare regimen that consists of cleansing, toning and treating your complexion. This means that to get the results you’re looking for, you may have to adjust your current routine and start fresh. With these three essential steps, combined with highly effective acne kits or an acne clearing system, your skin will be #ClearAF before you know it.
Choose a Quality Cleanser
If you want to prevent and eliminate acne and maskne quickly, always cleanse your skin thoroughly. After all, acne is caused by the buildup of oil, dirt, debris, bacteria, dead skin and stress. While the stress portion isn’t always under your control, maintaining clean skin (and hands while you’re at it) is a critical first step.
Acne cleansers with Benzoyl Peroxide (also referred to as BPO) are among the most effective and affordable over-the-counter products for preventing and fighting acne because they quickly kill the bacteria that clog your pores and cause inflammation.
It’s All About the Toner
Toners are also essential to any skincare regimen, especially for acne-prone skin. So choosing a toner that works for your specific skin type is one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to keeping your skin healthy. Toners can help do some of the dirty work for you, like getting rid of excess oil and shine without completely stripping your face. That’s right—you get to keep your natural oils and get rid of the ones that don’t belong. Plus, when applied after cleansing, not only does it help clean your pores, but it can also even out your skin's pH level.
That’s not all, though! Toners help keep your skin hydrated and tighten your pores. In other words, they work hard for their money. If you want a toner that soothes your skin while working its butt off, just be sure it contains witch hazel in the ingredients.
You Deserve a Treat(ment)
You’re off to a great start if you’re already cleansing and toning your skin, but that’s still not enough to keep acne and maskne away. Believe it or not, treatments may be one of the most critical steps in an acne-clearing routine that most people miss. An acne-fighting BPO lotion is one of the best treatments for fighting pimples because it stays on your skin throughout the entire day.
However, determining the best acne treatment for you depends on the specific type of acne as well as the severity of it. There are skincare products that cater to the occasional whiteheads or blackheads, while some products cater to moderate acne and cysts. Knowing your skin type is so important because choosing the wrong product could in turn cause acne or damage.
We know, we just sprung a lot of information on you. But luckily for you, we have the perfect oil-free acne treatment that can handle all of your problem areas. Our Oil-Free 24-Hr Acne Clearing System, featuring three potent products, makes achieving clear skin as easy as 1-2-3. Whether you’re looking for fast results, oil-free skincare, or simply trying to find a system that works for you, this kit checks off all of the boxes. Head back to school stress-free, or at least with skin that looks like you’re living a stress-free lifestyle.