Maskne: Mask Acne

Not all superheroes wear capes! But in this case, they all wear masks. 😷

Whether you’re an essential worker put on the mask for hours and hours (thank you!) or masking-up before a trip to the grocery store, you’re helping to protect your community and your health by wearing a face mask.

But when the mask comes off, you may have observed some new facial adversaries: blemishes, skin irritation, peeling, or redness around your jawline, cheeks, and mouth.

Those irritations in fact have become so common that mask acne has now been dubbed maskne.

What is Maskne?

Maskne is acne breakouts along the jaw, cheeks, and mouth caused by wearing a face mask.

Typically, acne occurs when pores become clogged by sweat, oil, moisture, or dirt. These elements trap bacteria beneath the skin’s barrier, creating a pimple.

The difference between acne and maskne is one thing: a face mask.

No matter what type of mask you wear, maskne probably will be a consistent problem in the future. If left untreated it will become worse.

How to differentiate between Maskne and hormonal Acne?

〰️ Maskne bumps are typically on the surface and not deep within the skin. Also, you’ll notice that the location of the bumps are typically in line with the areas of contact that the face mask is usually in contact with: the upper lip, the nose, the smile lines, and the chin areas, in particular.

How to prevent Maskne at home?

Step 1:

⦿ Wash your face with a gentle cleanser atleast twice a day. 💦

⦿ While cleansing use warm water and not hot water and pat the skin dry.

⦿ Do not rub the skin aggressively as the friction can cause more irritation.

⦿ Our TUBELiTE Clenz is a powerful cleanser with anti-acne properties, anti-microbial & reduces sebum production. 🧖🏻

⦿ It also has ingredients like Witch Hazel helps in reducing pore size.

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Step 2:

⦿ Apply Moisturiser 🧴 after washing 💦 your face to prevent dryness and repair skin’s natural protective barrier.

⦿ TUBELiTE Silk is a barrier repair intense moisturiser that nourishes the skin from within.

⦿ It provides long-lasting moisturization & repairs the compromised barrier of the skin with ingredients like Sunflower oil🌻, Shea Butter and Allantoin.

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How to reduce the long term effect of Maskne 😷?

1. Viora’s Acne Clearance Treatment

Viora IPL Treatment for skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing.

V-IPL reduces acne bacteria and decreases inflammation.

The light absorption from Viora’s V-IPL treatment produces reactive oxygen that destroys P. Acne in the most effective and safe way. Please email us at to know a V-IPL provider near you.

2. Black Peel Acne Spot


Black Peel is an innovative natural organic peel solution specifically developed for treating all types of acne.

It is a powerful combination of 5 ingredients that not only take care of active acne but also acne marks. Black Peel is an innovative, safe & effective chemical peel treatment which is good for acne problems. It treats all grades of acne (I – IV) and is suitable for all skin types.

Shop here 👉 Black Peel Acne Spot


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