If your favourite fictional characters from the past time travelled to the last two years, their first questions would be where are the flying cars? followed by what’s that on your face? and no, they’re not talking about the masks – they’re talking about the spots.

Okay, dramatics aside, maskne or mask acne is most definitely not a new phenomenon. In fact, it’s a pretty common condition for healthcare professionals or any other mandated face-covering professions, but for us regular folks, a face mask much less maskne was a foreign concept.

So, as we’re adjusting to the norms, let’s add maskne acne treatment too with the absolute care from Hiruscar Anti-Acne Care and Post Acne range!

Breakdown of your breakouts

First, let’s understand the concept. To simplify matters, maskne is an umbrella term for several conditions that are caused by wearing a face mask or covering, and it isn’t limited to just pimples.

Maskne can result in skin issues such as redness, bumpiness, and irritation. Additionally, if you have sensitive skin, it can cause flare-ups or blisters even. It can also cause more serious conditions like folliculitis. This infection of your hair follicles can cause bumps, itchiness, and pain.

What causes maskne?

In most cases, maskne is the result of clogged pores. You already have natural oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells on your skin. Wearing a mask traps these substances, builds up more, and blocks your pores.

Not to mention the humidity that gets trapped in your mask. From your breathing, sweating, and the Malaysian weather isn’t doing us any favours either. All the heat could cause friction, leading to chafing, and irritation.

Allergies play a big part towards maskne too. Some masks are pretreated with chemicals or feel rough on the skin. Wearing a mask that’s been washed in a scented detergent may cause irritation too.

In summary, it’s a hot mess in your mask right now.

So, what can you do?

It’s important to continue wearing your face mask, regardless how frustrating it might be. A good routine with Hiruscar Anti-Acne Care and Post Acne range is the best skincare for maskne!

Mask on, acne gone with Hiruscar

The Hiruscar Anti-Acne range are gentle yet effective products that naturally help unclog pores, retain hydration, and reduce dark spots. Maskne is a real problem these days, so here’s how Hiruscar helps!

The Hiruscar Anti-Acne Pore Purifying Cleanser deeply cleanses and removes dirt and excess sebum without drying out the skin.

A good rule of thumb is to wash your face once in the morning, another before bed, and most definitely after having your mask on, especially if you’ve been sweating. Always start with a clean base and wash your face with lukewarm water. Pat it dry with a clean towel and avoid rubbing your skin as this may cause irritation.

For the best results, follow up with the Hiruscar Anti-Acne Pore Purifying Serum. This serum tightens your pores and improves acne conditions. After, use the Hiruscar Anti-Acne Spot Gel to prevent dark spots on targeted areas. There is no magical overnight product, but this comes pretty close with visible skin improvements just over 48 hours after!

Consistency is key when it comes to skincare, and aftercare is equally as important. The Hiruscar Post Acne treatments are carefully formulated as an antibacterial 3-in-1 formula that improves the appearance of acne scars, fades discolouration, and prevents forming of new acne scars. The best part? These treatments work for all types of scars, not just maskne! A definite skincare must-have.

The bottom line

Maskne can be irritating sometimes, literally speaking for some, but it’s incredibly important to keep wearing your face mask. Regular face-washing, moisturising, and the Hiruscar Anti-Acne Care and Post Acne range will significantly help!

You’ve already got a lot on your plate, mindfully practising social distancing, wearing your masks in public areas, and protecting your loved ones, those around you, and yourselves. Let us help you – leave the maskne care to Hiruscar!