Mask acne is a thing!? Here are some skin solutions

Stephanie Zheng
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read
Mask acne is a thing!? Here are some skin solutions

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Putting on the mask is almost as natural as putting on our shoes when we head out now.

The last time I went out, it was for a facial appointment to deal with the breakout I’ve been getting on my face. The aesthetician took a look at my face, narrowed her eyes and shook her head, before going into a spiel about how they have been kept busy by people with skin problems exacerbated by constantly smothering their skin with a face mask. She also went into details about the whiteheads and blackheads she had needed to squeeze out of people’s chin, but I think I’ll leave that for another day.

Seeing that face mask is going to be part of us for a long time, it's worth adjusting your everyday skincare routine to deal with potential skin issues that may come from wearing a mask. Keep your face clean by washing it with a gentle cleanser everyday; use a good moisturiser that won’t clog up your pores; apply a lip balm to protect the delicate skin of the lips; avoid over-exfoliating which can cause more problems with the mask on; and rethink the need for pigmented cosmetics under a mask because that’ll most certainly transfer instead of staying on the face.

Some products in the market are made specifically to deal with acne, so for those who don’t want to relook at their entire skincare range at home, just slot these items wherever it complement your personal routine!

Stridex, Single-Step Acne Control, Maximum, Alcohol Free, 90 Soft Touch Pads

As one of the highest rated product on iHerb, these cotton pads can help add you make sure your skin is as clean as it can be, which is one of the most important things to prevent bad skin.

SKYN ICELAND Blemish Dots With Salicylic Acid

Patches are good solutions for people who always touch their face, which can transfer the dirt and bacteria on the hands onto the face. Create a physical barrier with this acne patch!

VOTARY Blemish Rescue Oil - Tamanu And Salicylic

Salicylic acid is one of the best thing you can use to deal with problem skin, but the problem is that it can be too strong for sensitive skin. Coupled with tamanu oil which is a natural, healing antiseptic, this treatment stops blemishes getting sore and angry, helping skin recover quickly.


A couple of friends swear by this, and from the reviews on Sephora, this seems like a popular choice for those with acne issues!

MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

With your skin suffering from being under the mask the whole day, what it needs is a good spritz of this to soothe any irritation.

CLINIQUE Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

An easy product to slip into an existing routine, this anti-blemish gel provides another level of protection to deal with acne.

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Blue Tansy - AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask

Pamper your skin with a mask that has additional antiseptic properties to renew skin so that new, more evenly pigmented skin cells may generate and take their place. Best for removing the unwanted blemishes that comes from those dreaded acne!

HA+ Power Dose Facial at Elements Wellness

Infuse your skin with all it needs so it’s the most protected against external aggressors. With a facial, you get to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Get your skin fixed, while relaxing utterly (which also helps with better skin!)

What’s your favourite way to deal with acne? Sound off below!