Maskne. It’s a word that’s only recently joined the dictionary of beauty lingo dictionary. Thanks to the pandemic, we’ve all been wearing face masks to keep ourselves safe while outside. While we’ve gotten used to throwing a mask into our handbag and putting it on before heading into a shop, there’s one thing we’re not used to. Maskne. It’s an unfortunate side effect of mask-wearing and can throw your skin off track. We’re sharing our tips and tricks on how to tackle maskne, along with our secret weapon.What is Maskne?Are you noticing that your skin is breaking out more than usual? The culprit is probably your face mask. Whatever your skin type is – whether you have dry or oily skin – there’s no escaping maskne.Your face contains bacteria, thousands of dead skin cells, and oil. As you’re wearing your mask, these impurities build up on your skin and start to clog your pores. The reason why face masks are a problem is that they trap heat as you breathe and sweat. If you’re wearing makeup, it’s also getting caught up in this heat and sticking to your pores.If you’ve had skin conditions like rosacea in the past, you may experience a flare-up. Folliculitis is another condition to look out for. It’s similar to an acne breakout, causing bumps to form in your skin that causes itchiness.Maskne is more than just acne. Wearing a mask can lead to everything from skin irritation to bumps and redness. Even when your face is freshly cleansed, the friction of the mask against your skin can cause maskne.How to prevent maskne?Most countries are still requiring mask-wearing. Most of us will likely choose to keep wearing them while travelling or in high-traffic areas. You can take proactive steps to prevent and treat maskne to keep your complexion clear.If you’re wearing a reusable face mask, double-check if there is fragrance in your detergent. Your skin may be sensitive to the fragrance, or the material might cause contact dermatitis if your skin is allergic to it.The best way to prevent and tackle maskne is to focus on your skincare routine. Now is the time to start experimenting with double cleansing and focusing on unclogging your pores. Take extra care to cleanse your skin and look for natural active ingredients that can keep your pores clear. If you can, keep your makeup to a minimum.Our go-to treatment for tackling maskne!Our favorite treatment to use to top-up our skincare routine is our ‘Shield and Soothe Hydrogel Mask’. It’s our go-to treatment to use after a day of wearing PPE and is our secret to tackling maskne. We’ve formulated this mask to soothe and hydrate stress-out skin after wearing a face mask. It’s packed full of nourishing ingredients, including aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin looking radiant.How are you protecting your skin from maskne? What are your top tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments below!