Crafted from luxuriously soft and supple cotton, the StylPro Reusable Mask is soft on the skin and fitted perfectly to the contours of the face to prevent movement and rubbing. The masks are machine-washable and can be used up to 30 times, making them highly practical and convenient.
*Please note that the masks do not replace the need for proper and regulated social distancing, meaning that staying the relevant distance away from people, not touching your face and regularly and thoroughly washing your hands are still extremely important. LOOKFANTASTIC make no claims about the medical benefits or properties of the masks.
What is Maskne?
Known as ‘acne mechanica’ in the medical world, Maskne is the result of friction from a fabric on the skin which results in tears, irritation and breakouts. As friction and irritation along with the heat and moisture under a mask can create a hot-spot for bacteria to spread, it is easy for whiteheads, blackheads and spots to form under a mask. Throw in the humidity from summer heat combined with any heavy makeup or skincare products and you have the perfect environment for a breakout. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to stop skin from flaring up and keep the blemishes at bay even if you are wearing a mask for most of your day.
How to prevent Maskne
1. Wash your mask regularly
Just like you wouldn’t continue to wear dirty clothes without washing, a mask shouldn’t be worn for days on end without being cleaned, especially as it sits directly on the skin. Try and have at least two reusable masks in rotation so that you can wash each after a day or two of wearing to prevent dirt and bacteria build up. After washing, allow your mask to completely dry before using it to prevent any added moisture being exposed to the skin. If you exercise in your mask, you should wash your mask straight away.
2. Wash your face before and after wearing your mask
As a face mask can gather dirt and sweat, it is important to keep the skin clean to keep your mask clean for longer. Try and wash your face with a gentle cleanser that won’t further irritate the skin both before and after wearing your mask. If this isn’t possible, make sure you are washing your face regularly morning and night.