what is maskne

What is maskne and how to treat it

Face care, Skincare -

Maskne is a term that comes from the words “mask” and “acne”, although it is also known as mechanical acne. It may be one of the consequences of using a mask to protect against COVID-19 or coronavirus but do you really know what it is? We encourage you to keep reading this blog!

Origin of maskne

Maskne is mainly caused by friction and pressure from the masks combined with our sweat in the area. Inside the mask a humid environment is created due to breathing, heat and humidity so eczema, rashes, itching, spots, irritations, pimples, blackheads or pimples can appear around the mouth, nose, cheeks and chin.

What causes maskne?

As we have said before, maskne can cause pimples or blackheads and this is because the humidity makes the sebaceous secretion increase, the pores get obstructed and there is an infection of the bacteria of our skin. Bear in mind that this can happen to anyone who makes continuous use of the mask, not just those who have suffered acne at some time.

what is maskne

Basic tips to avoid maskne

Exfoliation and cleansing

Deep skin cleansing is essential if you want to keep your skin healthy and free from impurities. It is essential to cleanse your face day and night.

At Mediterranean Spirit we have created a detox face mask with an ice effect that will help you exfoliate and cleanse your skin deeply. This purifying mask eliminates dead cells and is also a disinfectant, revitalizer and remineralizer. You can remove it with the help of a Konjac sponge, cellulose facial sponges or with reusable bamboo make-up removal discs.

After its application you can use our soap / facial cleanser gel that decongests the skin and reduces inflammation. We recommend washing your face before and after wearing the mask.


In addition to cleaning it is very important to maintain a balanced moisturizing, this can be achieved with hyaluronic acid or creams containing ceramides, dimethicone or niacinamide. That’s why we recommend you to use our anti-ageing moisturizing face cream which contains hyaluronic acid and also regulates the secretion of sebum thanks to the borage oil. It will reinforce the natural moisturizing barrier and will be your great ally for the whole day!

Choose a moisturizing cream, gel or lotion for the moisturising of your skin, try to avoid retinoids, peels and exfoliants.

Do not abuse occlusive make-up

If you wear a lot of make-up, we recommend you switch to bbcreams as they do not clog or block pores because they do not contain silicones and are not comedogenic. Try to use these bbcreams at least in the areas that are covered by the mask.

Using cotton face masks

The use of this type of face mask is recommended above all for those with sensitive skin or who suffer from acne because they allow the skin to breathe a little more. Don’t forget to wash it often.

Did you like the advice of Mediterranean Spirit to avoid the maskne? If you want to reduce the consequences of continued use of the face mask on your skin, don’t forget to follow them!

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Mediterranean Spirit

In Mediterranean Spirit we elaborate natural and ecological cosmetics inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean. We extract the best of its nature to pamper your skin. We care about our products being of high quality, being honest with the benefits of the ingredients. Mediterranean Spirit is designed for people who are aware of the environment and sustainability.