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Maskne (mask acne) - Daily Face Mask Wear and Acne Breakouts (And How to Solve It)

Updated: Jun 7, 2021

It is no secret that COVID-19 has taken a drastic toll on society, altering the way in which people navigate through life. If you are like most of us right now, wearing a facemask has become part of your everyday routine to stay as safe as possible during such an uncertain time. But the unfortunate reality is that though facemasks are the best COVID-19 preventative method, they can cause some serious acne.

If this is happening to you, don’t think that you have to suffer; at Belia, we have the ideal facial that can treat that unpleasant acne to get you back to that wonderful state of radiancy.

Why Does Acne Form with Face mask Wear?

First and foremost, it is important that you understand the underlying cause and effect so you can get the full 360-degree picture of what is going on with your skin. What is happening is when you wear a facemask that is fitted perfectly to your face (ideal for contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus), you are actually sealing off your skin from air contact. This causes higher temperatures inside your mask, more humidity around your mouth and nose, and those sweat mixed with skincare products or cosmetics we have on skin provoking conditions can manifest adverse skin changes, including rashes, irritations, discoloration, and yes, acne. Though anyone can have these negative side effects, those with naturally oily or sensitive skin are more prone to it.

Tips to Prevent Breakouts

Aside from our acne facial treatment for maskne, proven to remediate and restore your skin, there are several things you can do to prevent breakouts from occurring:

· Wash your face before putting on a mask.

· Apply a good quality moisturizer before and after mask wear to keep your skin hydrated.

· Only wear clean masks with gentle fabrics.

An add on to your Personal Hygiene Routine

Keeping your mask clean through out the day and treat it as part of your every day attire. Weather it is disposable or washable, it needs to be change daily.

As anyone knows, preventing acne from colonizing is easier to manage than trying to fix it afterward. But, we are only human, and sometimes even with our best efforts, acne will still arise. If this happens to you and you begin to see acne forming, do not pick at it. As improper un-sanitized extraction yourself could make it worse causing the acne spread. Go seek a skin and beauty spa such as ourselves and have a professional alleviate the issue in a gentle, non-irritating way.


Our team here at Belia understands how scary it is right now with this pandemic in full force. We also know that you might be feeling insecure about your acne as you try to keep yourself safe from contracting COVID-19. This is why our entire staff has taken our services to an entirely new, profound level to optimize your safety and your experience with us.

We were featured on Channel8 News because we have dedicated ourselves to investing in nothing but the best cleaning supplies and preventative gear such as gloves, masks, and face shields that are worn the entire time. In addition, every single staff member has taken Barbicide Covid-19 Certification and been tested for COVID-19, and we all came back negative. This can solidify your confidence that your health, safety, and acne facial needs are in the best hands.

As a final note, none of our prices have increased since the start of this pandemic. In fact, we are offering a 50% off promo on selected facials, including our iconic acne facial. So, take advantage of this today, kiss maskne goodbye, and achieve that glowing, acne-free, youthful skin to illuminate your authentic self.

We have a facial called the Acne Facial that treats maskne (Face Acne) that you should book right away!
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