Mascne. ICYMI, “mascne”, a new word added to our 2020 vocabulary, is defined as acne caused by wearing a mask. Nothing pretty about it, friends.
Don’t hate on me for saying this, but as a teen, I didn’t experience much acne. A zit here and there, but that’s about it. Flash forward to a few months ago and I hit the acne jackpot. It kept getting worse and worse. Spreading like crazy. I was officially in acne panic mode.
Mascne, The Cycle
- First, the mask contains and increases heat & humidity on your face.
- Then, the mask absorbs your skin’s natural oils.
- Your skin reacts and wants to produce more oil.
- Here come the breakouts.
Strategies I tried…but didn’t work
- No face makeup (except eye makeup) while wearing a mask and at home.
- Removing my mask when it was safe (in my car, in the parking lot away from others, etc…) and using my DIY mask chain to easily have it handy when I need to wear it again.
- Cleaning my mask each-and-every-time I wore it with fragrance-free/gentle detergents
Strategies that DID Work
⬇️Take a Peek ⬇️
Fab Fact: After 48 hours from my 1st V/O Med Spa facial the MAJORITY of the acne was CLEARED UP!
- Signature Facial (based on my skin’s needs) from an esthetician at V/O Med Spa.
- Cleanse, steam, exfoliation, extractions (if needed), mask, high frequency, and light facial massage.
- Medical-grade skincare “3 Step Approach” routine using ZO® Skin Health products
- Formulated by world-renown dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi
- Additional medspa facials based on previous progress.
If you’re experiencing mascne as I did… don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with V/O Med Spa.
The med spa services from this post were sponsored by V/O Med Spa, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.