The ASI Journal
Better known as ‘Maskne’, it’s basically an Acne breakout on the skin caused by the prolonged use of facial PPE (personal protective equipment). Although not a new phenomenon (ask any nurse, doc or lab worker, and you’ll get an eye-roll, “welcome to my world” type of reply), Maskne is quickly becoming a common issue as more and more of us move toward wearing facial masks on the daily.
Keeping your skin looking smooth, radiant and dewy-fresh during winter can definitely be a challenge. That rough, flaking, itchiness you may be experiencing is a sign that your skin’s natural protective barrier is under attack.