What is “MASKNE” and how to avoid it 

The continued use of the mask as a protection measure against COVID-19 has generated, among other things, a new skin health problem.

The so called “maskne” (mask + acne) is a type of mechanical acne that can be avoided by following some simple tips.

We have seen that the “maskne” is generated by a combination of factors: the friction of the mask and the hot and humid microclimate that it is formed around the mouth and nose. All this leads to insufficient perspiration, excessive sweating, increased sebum production, clogged pores and sebaceous glands and bacterial proliferation. The perfect breeding ground for acne.

Now, by following some simple recommendations for skin care, it is possible to reduce and even avoid this problem:

1- HYGIENE Maintain facial hygiene using a mild and non- aggressive cleanser that removes accumulated

impurities on the skin and prevents sebum excess

2- HYDRATION Use a moisturizer with a fresh and light texture that does not leave a greasy residue on the skin. It is important to keep the skin hydrated to keep its

barrier function in optimal condition.

3- NO MAKEUP Avoid wearing makeup as much as possible while wearing the mask. Foundation and concealer formulations combined with moisture can

promote sebum production and occlusion of pores.

4- SPECIFIC TREATMENT Look for a specific treatment that promotes cell renewal and prevents the proliferation of


5- PERSISTENCE Being persistent by following these simple steps

will help you keep maskne (and regular acne) under control.

Mesolike Team

All together, against Covid-19