- Wash your face when you get home at the end of the day.
This helps remove any environmental debris from the air as well as any sweat build-up or pore blockages. Use a gentle face cleanser A fan-favourite that’s great for any season is our gentle sea-mineral Micellar Cleanser. Antibacterial seaweed soothes any skin type, fights inflammation in active breakouts, and adds hydration to the skin.
2. Avoid washing your face frequently.
The icky feeling of sweat and oil build-up might make you want to wash your face a ton throughout the day. Doing so, however, might strip your face of its natural oils and leave your skin dry and irritated.
- Clean your face mask after each use.
If you use a cloth mask you can include it with your regular laundry. Try not to reuse already-worn masks, which can just increase your risk for maskne.
- Be selective and rotate your masks.
If you can, buy or make a couple of masks. We’ve had more success with fighting maskne by opting for eco-friendly masks. A smoother fabric will be less abrasive on the skin, allow for breathability, and trap less acne-causing debris.
- Opt out of heavier, oil-based products.
The oil can mix with your natural sebum, sweat, and bacteria – a recipe for clogged pores. This goes for makeup especially. You want to give your skin a chance to breathe, especially if you’re using a tighter face mask.
- Wear less makeup on the bottom part of your face.
You may want to go without heavy duty foundation altogether, and opt for just the eye makeup.
- Avoid touching your face with dirty hands.
You may need to touch your face when adjusting your mask, putting it on, or taking it off. Try to ensure your hands are clean while you do so. Use hand sanitiser or wash your hands before reaching up.
- Hydrate skin.
Moisture loss is one of the biggest causes of irritation and can cause and worsen breakouts. Use hydrating serums before and after wearing a face mask. We recommend our Hyaluronic acid, fragrance free serum.
- Use a moisturiser before leaving your house.
If you know you’re going to be wearing a mask for an extended amount of time, it’s important to moisturise beforehand; you might not be able to throughout the day. Use a nourishing ingredient, like shea butter or seaweed, to seal in hydration and soften skin. Our personal favourite is Rí na Mara Face cream.
- Delight your skin with regular face treatments.
One more reason to indulge in some lovely, relaxing self-care is to see firsthand how rejuvenating a skin treatment can be for the skin. In fact, face masks are one of our best anti- maskne tips. Face mask benefits include balancing the skin, sweeping out deep-seated pore debris, pushing moisture deeper within the skin, and delivering a hydrated complexion.
Rí na Mara marine and clay Face mask, detoxifies the skin with the purifying qualities of green clay. It helps to reduce inflammation and activate skin repair, so blemishes are gone in a flash. The cooling, soothing sensation of mint and tea tree oils instantly refresh, while this potent infusion works to neutralize inflammation and bacteria.
Whatever shape, material, or filter you use, adapting to a face mask means changes to your skin care and makeup routine. To ease and avoid breakouts, these changes might make your morning