Do you think we got the word "maskne" wrong in the title? That is certainly not the case. Now you can find out what exactly lies behind the term and what you can use to defy the so-called "maskne".
Wearing a mouth-nose protection has become an essential part of our everyday life. While this does not affect a large number of people much, there are unfortunately more and more cases where it causes increased discomfort. Blemishes, pimples and irritation can develop. Most of those affected have had problems with acne or blemished skin in the past. This is where the term "maskne" comes from, which is a combination of "mask" and "acne".
How "maskne" is formed and what should you keep in mind.
A mouth-nose protector should have a good fit, which should not be constantly corrected in the best case, and at the same time it should not be too tight. Both of these factors ensure that the mouth-nose protection rubs against the skin in the same places when worn. This mechanical friction can result in a disturbed skin barrier. The warm, moist environment created by the warm air breathed under the mask also favours the growth of bacteria. These can then penetrate the skin more easily through the disturbed skin barrier and lead to inflammation, irritation, and impurities
Of course, a mouth-nose protector should never fit too loosely; otherwise it will not provide the required protection. If possible, also pay attention to the material of your mouth-nose protection. To prevent transmission of the virus, the government has now mandated the wearing of a medical face mask (surgical mask) or a particlefiltering half mask (FFP2, FFP3, KN95 mask) in public transport and shops. Of course, there is not much room left to choose a skin-friendly material. Nevertheless, there are differences in the materials used for medical masks: rigid masks that rub and irritate a lot, or softer, more adaptable masks with, for example, a fleece insert. Unique, anti-irritant masks are also available in order not to aggravate the skin as much. In general, it is recommended to avoid simple fabric masks as they offer less protection.
Changing & cleaning the mask
Change your mask regularly! A wearing time of 20 minutes already soaks up a mouth-nose protection so that then a new one should be used. Fabric masks should be washed at a temperature of at least 60° Celsius, and shortened washing programmes should be avoided. You should also use mild detergents without fragrances and avoid fabric softeners when cleaning your mask.
As a general rule, hands should always be washed, before ever touching your face with them. Alternatively, if you don't have the opportunity, disinfect them. And most importantly, even if it is difficult for some to do, for example during work, let as much air as possible get to your skin.
Cleaning care tips
Cleaning Sensiderm Cleansing Solution
If you have to wear a mouth-nose mask continuously for a long time, you should cleanse this area from time to time with our Micellar Cleansing Solution to prevent the increased formation of bacteria.
If you are prone to impurities, you should only use a light cream with a low oil content for the mouth area. Alternatively, you can use only a serum in this area, such as HyaluronHY+ Performance Serum.
Calm Plus Ampoule
If your skin is irritated and sensitive, it is time to rebuild the skin barrier. Our Calm Plus ampoule helps you to solve this problem.
Impurity Control Ampoule
This ampoule should be your first choice for blemishes,pimples and pustules. The ampoule can either be applied over a large area or locally if you only have individual pimples.
AloCalm Gel Mask
If your skin is irritated and dried out, the AloCalm Gel Mask is your best choice! Use the mask several times a week to intensively soothe and moisturise your skin. It is best to use the mask overnight; your skin will thank you the next morning.
For professional advice and treatment of your skin, your skin care professional will always be at your side.