Teenage maskne: spots & skin care

14/09/2020 — By Hannah Mepham

Teenage maskne: spots & skin care

Is a face mask now part of your teen’s school uniform? For image conscious teens these fabric face protectors can be problematic and affect their confidence as well as the clarity of their skin.

Here we explore the natural spot-zapping actives that can help teenagers to stay clear of teen maskne.

What is teen maskne?

The term maskne was coined by the media and attracted a surge in Google searches during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. It refers to Acne mechanica, a breakout of blemishes that is caused by fabric friction.

Teenage maskne can be made worse by

  • Poor face mask fit/hygiene
  • Not cleansing the skin after mask use
  • Wearing pore-clogging products under a face mask

    Are teenagers more prone to maskne?

    Anyone can get maskne but teens can be more prone to spots because during puberty the skin increases its secretion of sebum oils.

    Mask use:

    • Traps sebum oils and sweat on the skin
    • These seep into the pores
    • Pores become blocked and attract acne bacteria

      Where does maskne develop and what does it look like?

      Maskne typically develops wherever your fabric face mask comes into contact with your skin:

      • Along the jaw
      • On the cheeks
      • On the bridge of the nose
      • Under the chin
      • Around the ears

        4 ways to reduce your chances of getting teen maskne

        • Wash your face mask routinely
        • Cleanse twice daily with an anti-blemish foam cleanser
        • Minimise use of pore-clogging make-up
        • Use anti-blemish skin care underneath your mask

          Which natural skin care ingredients are best for teenage maskne?


            3 anti-maskne teenage skin products

            Oy! My Skin Goals set contains everything teens needs to keep skin clear and calm. Enriched with natural spot-fighting actives, this anti-blemish skin care routine is tailored to teen skin and leaves it feeling fresh, calm and clear.

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            Oy! Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash 100ml
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            Foamy face wash for acne-prone teenage skin

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              Click here to get your teen a Oy! skin care trial pack suitable for teen maskne or contact our UK customer care team on 01403 740350 for more information on how our Organic Young skin care products can help your teen to manage maskne and teen blemishes.

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