By now you may have experienced the friction from your mask that has either lead to inflammation and irritation of the skin. This irriation can greatly impactnthe pores, contributing to acne, and is exacerbated by sweat from the summer heat.
Luckily, you aren't alone in this. By updating your skin care routine you can very easily fight maskne.
Best Soap for Preventing Maskne
1. SHEA BUTTER SOAP
The original maskne fighter. Our super shea butter bar is loaded with olive oil and of course, shea butter for a rich hard bar full of moisturizing properties! For the times you find yourself wearing your mask for a prolonged amount of time, but face more dryness than sweating, try our super shea butter bar. Excellent for use on face or sensitive skin (use your best judgement according to your skin type).
2. Oatmeal Milk & Honey
Tried and true number two for fighting maskne. The oats absorb oil and simultaneously exfoliates any dead skin on your face that might lead to extra clogging. The honey helps heal your skin. Honey works as a clarifying agent because it naturally opens up pores, making them easier to unclog. Our oatmeal milk and honey soap only contains oatmeal, milk and honey.
3. Tea Tree Herb & Mint
For those needing something stronger to fight maskne. If you find yourself needing to wear your mask for longer periods of time, thus creating clogged pores from sweat and other issues, try our Tea Tree Herb & Mint Shampoo Bar. With a blend of the natural qualities of Tea tree, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Lavender make this well balanced soap. Tea tree is suggested to help with flakes, rosemary and peppermint with stimulation, and lavender and chamomile for soothing.
4. Dad's Soap: Charcoal, Chamomile & Aloe Soap
For men fighting maskne. Try our goatmilk soap filled with activated charcoal, rhassoul clay aloe. A mostly unscented soap with soft and sweet herbal undertones. Chamomile essential oil, known for being calming, makes this soap a unique one in our line up. Don't let the fact that its called Dad's Soap stop you. Ladies, you can use it too!
Best Herbal Facial Steamer to Prevent Maskne
Steaming the face is a great way to clear the pores of impurities. When used two a month, our facial steam goes a long way in keeping frequently problem areas unclogged.
This is especially helpful for those who frequently wear wigs/other hair pieces, face mask, glasses, or anything else that allows sweat to clog your pores in specific areas over a period of time.
The AudreyJames Co. carries two herbal facial steamers just for this purpose.
1. Radiant Skin Facial Steamer
Infused with anti-aging and radical fighting properties, our Radiant Skin Facial Steamer will help detoxify the skin, leaving you with glowing radiant skin longer. The main ingredients all work together to help prevent distressing skin conditions such as breakouts, boils, and scars.
2. Calming Rose Floral Facial Steamer
With a blend of peppermint, rose petals, orange peels and more, let this blend Open up your heart to healing and your pores to the peaceful tranquility. Steaming the face is a great way to clear the pores of impurities. When used two a month, our facial steam goes a long way in keeping frequently problem areas unclogged.
Best Men’s products to prevent Maskne
Don’t worry guys I didn’t forget about you either. For those with and without facial hair run the risk of excessive dryness on their face due to prolonged mask wearing. For those where soap just won’t do it— try our Men’s Beard Balm or Facial Oil.
1. Men’s Beard Balm
A fantastic all-natural beard/hair balm that is great for most skin and hair types. Made with beeswax, sunflower and grape seed oil to create a balanced light oil base that absorbs. shea butter and coconut oil are also included to give a more moisturizing feel to the balm.
And the best part is that even if you don't want to use it for your hair we find that our balm is great for those extra dry spots on the skin. Just take a bit and rub it in and let the oils and waxes do their job.
2. Men’s Beard Oil
Homemade Beard Oil blend with Jojoba, Hemp, Argan, Abyssinian, Apricot, Grape seed, Almond, and Coconut... a great balance of fast and medium absorption.