Coronavirus has not only triggered our health but also effected our skin as well. Yes, its right! In order to protect ourselves we wear Face Mask constantly which unfortunately effecting our skin under or side of mask and causing acne at the same area. So in this article we will share with you some Face Mask Acne Homemade Treatments to get rid of these acne and acne scars.
Over the past few months this pandemic has changed our vocabulary or you can say it modified our overall vocabulary. There were few words which we either never heard or hardly used such as social distancing, quarantine and Maskne.
What is Maskne?
Now what is Maskne? Maskne is a combination of two words, Mask and Acne forming Maskne. It defines as acne caused by Mask.
Medical term of Maskne is “Acne Mechanica” this condition is caused due to the prolonged wearing of face mask.
Is Maskne Real?
Yes!!! it is a real Problem.
As we already know some businesses or public places needs us to wear our face mask constantly due to precautionary basis therefore, Maskne is becoming a real problem for most of us. Since we are already aware that this pandemic crisis would stay for bit more months or probably our face masks would now be a part of our basic accessories. Considering this we need to take few steps on regular basis or to modify our skincare routine to avoid sudden breakouts or face mask acne. Later, we will also provide you some of the best and effective Face mask acne homemade treatments.
By the way, acne is not new for us women. Some women experience acne as PMS sign or some experience due to hormonal imbalance. There are several other reasons to experience acne on different area of our face. In this article we will discuss causes of Maskne as well as face mask acne homemade treatments and how one can prevent from Maskne.
Causes of Acne or Breakouts:
Before proceeding with Face Mask Acne Homemade Treatments first of all lets understand what causes Acne or breakouts? There are several reasons of Acne breakouts. it can cause due to excess oil, when hair follicles are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It can also cause due to harmful bacteria or due to some medical conditions.
Hormonal Imbalance is also one of the main factors of popping up Acne or breakout. When girls or boys reach to puberty age their androgen hormone increases and enlarges sebaceous glands that increases production of Sebum. This hormonal change often cause Acne or breakouts. When such condition occurs it is always suggested to see your doctor.
I have heard from several people that stress can cause acne but its not true. Stress never cause acne but it can make your acne worse if you already have it.
One of the main reason of acne is our diet. Some studies suggests that consumption of certain foods can also be a reason of Acne. Such food includes, fried items, spicy food, bread, bagel and chips. These food can often worsen acne or breakouts. Therefore, we need to monitor our diet and always go for healthy food such as fruits and vegetable and should avoid fried and spicy food as much as possible.
What Causes Maskne and what are the best Face Mask Acne Homemade Treatments?
Maskne are caused when we wear our face mask for long period of time. Our Face masks creates friction, heat and blockage on our skin combine with some harmful bacteria from our breath or sweating it clogged our pores which leads to maskne or in other words it cause face mask acne.
5 Best Face Mask Acne Homemade Remedies:
If you got Face Mask Acne and looking for some easy diy home remedies to cure Maskne than we will provide you 5 best Face Mask Acne homemade treatments. These face mask acne diy home remedies are very effective and regular addition of these remedies to your skincare routine would definitely improves your skin condition and will prevent Maskne to appear again.
1- Gram Flour Pack – The Best Face Mask Acne Homemade Treatment:
If you have oily or oily to normal skin then this face pack is for you. All ingredients that we used in this face pack has several beauty and health benefits. We will use Gram flour (Besan), Turmeric Powder (these are main kitchen items of most Asian households), Aloe Vera Gel, Rose Water, Honey and Lemon. I know these are quite a alot ingredients but all ingredients are easily available in any Asian kitchen.
Gram flour has certain properties that treat acne. Applying its Mask on weekly basis would help you to prevent Maskne. Similarly, there are several beauty and health benefits of Turmeric, since turmeric has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties therefore, it is a perfect ingredients to get rid of Face Mask Acne.
Now, who doesn’t know benefits of Aloe Vera? Aloe vera is known for its beauty benefits due to this reason it’s extract is used in several cosmetics. When you apply Aloe Vera Gel on face, it boost blood flow in your skin thus killing harmful bacteria that may cause acne. We are also using Rose water in this remedy. Rose water soothes skin. Its anti-bacterial helps reduce acne.
Honey is also one of the best beauty ingredient that combined with other ingredients of this face pack can prevent acne as well as improve skin pigmentation.
Moreover, the face pack I am sharing with you is one of the best Face Mask Acne Homemade remedies, it would not only prevent your skin from acne / maskne but will also improve melasma, it will make your skin more brightening and remove your facial hairs or peach fuzz.
First thing first and grab a Pen and notebook or bookmark this article for the ingredients and method of this face pack:
1 tbsp Gram Flour
1/2 tsp pure turmeric powder
1 tsp Yogurt
1 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
1/2 Lemon Juice
1 tsp Honey
2 to 3 tbsp Rose Water
1- Take a clean bowl.
2- Pour all ingredients in the bowl.
3- Mix it will until it form a unified mixture.
4- make sure it should not be thick or not in fluid form that it won’t stay on your face.
5- Now wash your face and apply this mixture on your clean and dry face.
6- Keep it on for about 15 minutes or until it dry completely.
7- Once its dried, wash your face with fresh tap water.
8- After washing your face apply any moisturizing cream.
You can apply this Gram Flour pack for twice a week and if you are using it as Face mask acne homemade treatment than apply maximum 3 times a week.
2- Barley and Wheat Flour Pack – The ultimate All in One Face Pack
Barley and wheat flour pack has multiple benefits for skin. This Pack deeply cleanse your face, exfoliates it and gives you glowing and smooth skin. It also removes dust and clogs from pores, treat acne, pimples, breakouts and infections. We used barley flour in this face pack which has interesting benefits for our skin and health. Barley flour help us to exfoliate skin gently and removes dead cell, dirt and excess oil. The anti-inflammatory properties of Barley Flour unclogs pores and combat with various skin problems such as acne, pimples and breakouts.
When combined with Wheat flour, almond oil, fresh goat milk and rose water this face pack works as miracle therefore, its a perfect face mask acne homemade treatment.
1 tbsp barley flour
1 tbsp wheat flour
3 tbsp Fresh Goat Milk (if not available you can use any fresh milk)
2 tsp Rose water
1 tsp almond powder
- Take a clean bowl.
- Now mix all ingredients in it.
- Form an homogenous mixture. Make sure it should not be too much thick.
- Now apply this face pack on your face.
- Let it dry or wait until 15 to 20 minutes.
- Now slightly wet your fingers and gently massage on your face in circular motion. Ensure not to rub your face.
- When you will do circular massage with your finger it will remove from your face.
- Rinse your face with normal tap water and apply Neem Leaves Toner for best results.
3- Face Mask Acne Homemade Neem Leaves Toner
Most of us have already knows benefits of neem. We are grown up hearing many miraculous benefits of neem. For almost every Asian household, neem is an instant home remedy for treatment of skin and hair related problems – Neem is used to treat acne, pimples and chicken pox marks and to reduce dandruff and frizzy hairs. Neem is undoubtedly a power herb that contains almost 130 types of bio-active compounds that work wonders for our beauty and health needs. It’s consumption also enable us to get rid of toxins from the body and promoting blood circulation.
Using neem water as a skin toner regularly will help in clearing acne, scars, pigmentation and blackheads. Needless to mention that neem is also one of the best Face Mask Acne homemade Treatment.
So, how to make neem leaves toner?
It is very easy to make. We need following ingredients to prepare Neem Leaves Toner.
30 to 40 Neem Leaves
1/2 liter Water
1 Spray Bottle
- Before preparing Face Mask Acne Homemade toner we need to Wash neem leaves properly so that all dirt and impurities will be removed.
- Let’s take a saucepan or a pot to prepare the recipe. I am using steel kettle. Always remember to avoid non stick or aluminum pots if you are concerned about your health.
- Pour almost 1/2 ltr water into the kettle
- Add neem leaves into water and boil this water on low heat.
- Boil it until water turn to green color and neem leaves gets discolored.
- Turn off stove once water changed its color and it’s quantity remains half.
- Strain this water in a cup and let it cool in room temperature.
- Pour it in spray bottle and use this toner on clean skin for acne and pimples treatment.
- And yes this neem water is beneficial for eyes as well therefore, you do not need to worry if it gets into your eyes.
- You can store this toner in refrigerator for about 1 week
4- Fullers Earth Mask
Who doesn’t know benefits of Fuller’s Earth. It does wonders for people with oily skin and clogged pores. Fuller’s Earth or Multani Mitti is known for its several remarkable benefits it helps to deep cleanse the skin while absorbing excess oil and impurities from clogged pores. It lighten skin and improves texture of skin.
Due to its several beauty benefits Fuller’s earth is used in various beauty products such as clay mask, cleanser and scrubs.
Apart of Fuller’s Earth the one very important ingredient of this face mask acne homemade remedy is Glycerin. Since Glycerin is oil-free and non-comedogenic therefore, it moisturizes sin without clogging pores because of this properties glycerin is used in several moisturizer, cleanser and soaps.
The recipe I will share with you is an absolute miracle for Maskne.
I, myself has used this Face Mask Acne Homemade Face Pack to cleanse impurities from my skin caused due to constant wearing of Face Mask.
Lets just not waste the time and proceed with our million dollars Face Mask Acne Homemade Clay Mask.
1 tbsp. Fuller’s Earth
2 1/2 tbsp. Milk
2 1/2 Tbsp. Rose water
3 to 4 drops of glycerin
- In a clean bowl take 1 table spoon full of Fuller’s Earth.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix it well.
- Now apply this mask on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Rinse your face with normal tap water once mask is dried completely.
5- Frankincense Oil – Face mask Acne Homemade Treatment
Many of us does not know some interesting beauty benefits of Frankincense Oil. Earlier, Egyptian used Frankincense oil to gift their god and they also used it in several beauty masks.
It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that makes it ideal to soothe irritated skin. An organic compound, alpha-pinene found in Frankincense oil makes it great to fight with acne.
You can take one to two drops of Frankincense oil on your palm and directly apply on effected area with the help of cotton balls.
However, if it gives you irritating sensation than add 2 teaspoon of any carrier oil. I have taken Coconut oil as carrier oil which has several beauty benefits.
These are five best Face Mask Acne homemade treatments that I used myself during this 8 to 0 months span of time and it really helped me in reducing acne cause due to face mask.
All of these Face Mask Acne homemade face packs and toner has significant effects on acne reduction but from all these pack Fuller’s earth face pack suits me a lot.
It cleanse my skin thoroughly without drying it as added glycerin kept my skin moisturized and oil-free without even clogging pores.
Over the counter Beauty Products to prevent from Maskne
If you are office going or a busy lady and it is hard for you to make and apply these face mask acne homemade face packs or for any reason any of the said ingredient is not available than you can use following beauty products to eliminate Face mask Acne:
1- Salicylic Acid Ice Cream Mask 300ml (Blue)
Apart from Face Mask Acne Homemade remedies I would highly recommend Salicylic Acid Ice Cream Mask because by far it is the best product to combat with the Face Mask Acne.
It deeply cleanse the skin and balances the excess oil. It shrinks the pores and effectively remove blackhead. Fight against Maskne / acne.
By this product from Mybreezylife Shop.
2- SENANA Nicotinamide Amino Acid Face Cleanser
This Amino Acid cleanser deep cleanse your skin and removes dirt and excess oil that may cause face mask acne. It effectively hydrates skin and shrink pores. SENANA Nicotinamide Amino Acid Face Cleanser is an excellent anti-bacterial cleanser that deeply cleanse your skin and prevent it from Acne. Beside Face Mask Acne Homemade remedies this Facial cleanser is one of my favorite.
You can buy this Facial cleanser from our online shop.
3- Mild Face Wash Amino Acid Cleanser
It is a Mild Facial Foam Cleanser that is made with the non-irritating formula that deeply cleanse the skin without damaging it. It hydrates skin and prevent it from Acne. It contains Sodium Hyaluronate, SPA Water and Amino Acids. It effortlessly removes excess oil, blackheads and impurities from skin that may cause Maskne. If you are unable to apply any of aforesaid Face Mask Acne Homemade Remedies than this Facial Foam can be your best choice.
It is available at our online shop.
4- RtopR Mango Acne Treatment Cream (Maskne Treatment)
RtopR Mango Acne Treatment Cream is one of the best Acne Treatment Cream. If you cannot apply Face Mask Acne homemade remedies than RtopR is an effective Acne Treatment Cream. You can get fast results with this acne cream. It moisturize and brighten skin. It balances oil secretion that are one of the reasons of Acne. It effectively removes acne and acne scars and improves quality of your skin.
You can buy it from Mybreezylife Shop.
These are all Chinese, Japanese and Korean products but with excellent skincare result. I am really impressed with Korean and Japanese women’s skin. These products are made with fruits extracts that are not harmful for skin. If you cannot use Face Mask Acne homemade treatments than these products will work miraculously on your skin.
How to make Face Mask Acne homemade Neem Leaves Toner
Maskne or Face Mask Acne is a real problem of this Epidemy and I don’t think that we will be able to remove our Face Masks in near future and I believe our Cloth Face Mask is now become a must have items for us. Therefore, in this situation we need to do extra care for our skin. I would highly recommend to keep handy some of the Face Mask Acne homemade remedies as well as some facial cleanser and Creams to prevent from acne.
Apart of Face Mask Acne Homemade Treatments You may also want to know following FAQ:
What is Maskne?
Maskne is a combination of two words, Mask and Acne forming Maskne. It defines as acne caused by Mask. Medical term of Maskne is Acne Mechanica this condition is caused due to the prolonged wearing of face mask.
Is Maskne Real?
As we already know some businesses or public places needs us to wear our face mask constantly due to precautionary basis therefore, Maskne is becoming a real problem for most of us.
How to Stop Maskne?
In order to avoid we must take into consider few things: 1- Wash reusable Mask Regularly. 2- Wash your face with good Face Wash Cleanser. 3- Avoid over Exfoliation 4- Avoid over touching effected area
How to Combat Maskne Fast
You can combat maskne fast by using Maskne treatment Products. Products that contains either of the following compounds are best to treat Maskne: Salicylic acid. Sulfur. Zinc. 2.5% benzoyl peroxide.