Take care of your skin as face masks can cause breakouts especially for those with sensitive acne-prone skin.

We’ve seen the pictures of health and medical workers with facial bruising caused by continuous hours of wearing a mask all over social media but now we can add breakouts for those who suffer from sensitive skin and acne.

For the last few months, I’ve been getting my skin in pristine condition thanks to my friends at Miraki Beauty Care. My skin was looking radiant, supple, the best in years and then I started wearing a face mask which caused me to breakout. Over the last 3 weeks, I have noticed that after sporting my face mask more often it has caused breakouts across my chin and upper lip. To say the least it’s been a nuisance as I’ve been diligently taking care of my skin to only end up with breakouts and a rash due to the constant use of a face mask.

Wearing a mask creates a moist, hot environment for your skin, causing the face to sweat, which can lead to breakouts — especially for people who are already acne-prone. So I did a bit of research and found the following to be helpful.

  • Have several masks on hand so that you are not wearing the same mask daily
  • Wash your reusable mask with a gentle cleanser or baby soap
  • Disposable masks are great but if you can’t find any you might want to make them yourself – for a tutorial Click Here
  • Make sure to wash your face immediately after you get home and use a gentle cleanser
  • Soothe your blemishes or irritation with witch hazel
  • Use a spot treatment for breakouts
  • You may also want to invest in a good hydrating moisturizing cream to keep your skin quenched saving your face from over washing

I realize that this is a minuscule problem to have during a worldwide pandemic but if you’re suffering from irritation or breakouts because of your face mask, it’s best to get ahead of it and be proactive to prevent a gnarly breakout like mine.