How to Protect Your Skin from Acne Caused by Masks - 'Maskne'

How to Protect Your Skin from Acne Caused by Masks - 'Maskne'

Has your skin taken a turn for the worse due to Covid-19 precautions?

A skin condition that had previously only affected medical professionals has now become a widespread issue. Maskne or "mascne" has been sweeping the nation. While our masks play a vital role in keeping us safe from coronavirus, wearing them for an extended period of time can cause our skin to flare up.

Oxygenetix NEW Acne Control Hydro-Matrix just became available and it couldn't be better timing. With pro-healing and acne-fighting attributes, this hydrating formula is just what you need to prevent and treat maskne.

Why Are We Getting Maskne?

When we wear masks our skin's natural functioning becomes disrupted. 

Our skin's pores secrete sebum, the oils our bodies produce naturally, throughout the day. Sebum shields our skin's delicate barrier from the environment and helps keep it moisturized.

As we wear masks close to our faces, our pores become clogged with this oil, debris, and dead skin.

Friction from our masks, paired with the humidity from our breath becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. This bacteria can cause all sorts of skin issues including blemishes, rashes, and acne flare-ups to name a few. Additionally, if you have a pre-existing skin condition such as rosacea or psoriasis, your mask can make it worse. 

Oxygenetix Acne Control Hydro MAtrix

How to Prevent & Treat Maskne

To prevent maskne, it is important to protect your skin's barrier and maintain hydration.

Dermatologists recommend these three ingredients to target mask-induced acne: salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, and calming botanicals or ceramides to repair the skin's barrier. 

Luckily, Oxygenetix's newly launched Acne Control Hydro-Matrix has you covered with medical-grade quality ingredients including:

  • Maximum strength 2% Salicylic Acid - This gentle yet effective exfoliant dissolves skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne. 

  • Ceravitae®, Oxygenetix’s patented, award-winning complex, fights bacteria growth by bringing oxygen to the skin and stimulates cell renewal to repair the skin’s barrier.

  • Sodium PCA, Hyaluronic Acid, and Aloe Vera Barbadensis work together to replenish moisture loss (the root cause of maskne according to derms), reduce inflammation, and calm irritated skin. 

Apply your Acne Control Hydro-Matrix on clean skin, focusing on areas your mask touches your face. You can reapply as needed throughout the day. 

HOT TIP: To further prevent the spread of maskne, put on a clean mask every time, washing your cloth mask in between uses.

Makeup & Masks

It is widely recommended not to wear makeup underneath your mask since most makeups already occlude the skin. 

With Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation and Acne Control Foundation, you don't have to worry. These breathable formulas are non-comedogenic and work to help heal your skin with the coverage you desire. They are water, sweat, and transfer-resistant, meaning they will stay on your face and off your mask.

Stay safe and enjoy being maskne free with Oxygenetix.


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