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Maskné – Mask acne – Everything you need to know

What is Maskné?

Discover what is maskné produced by mask use, how to avoid maskné and how to treat it with natural cosmetics with a 3-step routine.

Face masks have become an essential accessory in our daily look. Besides, it seems that they are here to stay with us for a good season, so it is very important that you take care of your skin to keep it healthy, hydrated, nourished and balanced.

Their use in public spaces has been mandatory for several months, as they are an indispensable element to curb the transmission of the virus. Undoubtedly, both masks and hydroalcoholic gels have become the main protagonists of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the most current concerns that we receive from you is the possibility of the appearance of skin conditions due to the prolonged use of masks. Acne, nowadays, is one of the problems associated with the use of masks, and that is precisely where the name maskné comes from, from the union of mask and acne.

That is why we have created this post, to help you take care of your skin with the best natural cosmetics.

How can we avoid maskné?

The skin is made up of a hydrolipidic layer containing oil and water, which protects us from external aggressions, regulates temperature, and keeps your skin in perfect condition. Masks prevent your skin from transpiring, which can cause or worsen certain skin conditions.

Indeed, they are many dermatologistsDr. José Carlos Pascual, a specialist at the Dermatology Unit of the Quirón Salud Hospital in Torrevieja (Alicante), confirms that the use of face masks is triggering a “…”.increased development or worsening of some skin diseasesThe skin type of the patient, such as contact dermatitis, acne, rosacea or atopic dermatitis, among others, may be more or less important”.

how to avoid Maskné

Therefore, now more than ever, it is important to know how to take care of our skin to avoid maskné and subsequent damage, such as persistent dermatitis . Skin care experts recommend an intensive cleansing and moisturizing treatment plan, especially before leaving the house.

You should avoid occlusive make-up or cosmetic products, since with the mask on for many hours the natural perspiration of the skin is compromised and this encourages clogging of the pores and the appearance of the dreaded pimples.

Natural cosmetics is a solution, since we must use cosmetics that our skin tolerates, as detailed by Dr. José María Ricart, head of the Dermatology Unit at Hospital Quirón Salud Valencia.

maskne treatment

Maskné treatment

How to take care of your skin to avoid acne caused by mascara

We know it’s time for you to be more consistent and more thorough in your daily skin care routine, so here’s a simple guide on how to take care of your skin, especially facial skin, in times of pandemic.

To avoid the possible adverse effects of wearing the mask for a long time, you should continue to include these three fundamental steps in your routine: cleansing and toning, moisturizing and nourishing.

  • Skin cleansing, to avoid dermatitis due to maskné

It is important to thoroughly cleanse your face, especially the area under the mask, at least twice a day.


Calendula Soap

Calendula soap, organic, for all skin types, even the most sensitive, is indicated for a deep cleansing of the face in the morning and at night. Its continued use improves the appearance of the skin, refines pores and brightens the skin.

The main ingredient is calendula (or marigold), which has a multitude of beneficial properties for the skin, it is antiseptic, healing, anti-inflammatory and emollient. Soothes, tones and deeply moisturizes the skin and is ideal for sensitive skin requiring hydration.

How to use: emulsify the soap with water until you get a dense and smooth cream. Rub the skin with the fingertips in circles to stimulate blood circulation and rinse with plenty of warm water.

skin care

You can also use the natural eye and lip make-up removerThe eyes have become the most important thing, since it is what will transmit the most about you when you wear a mask. Eyes can smile, and if you wear makeup, we recommend you to enjoy an amazing experience, for this, you can see the detailed tutorial to perform a double facial cleansing.

Pay attention to facial cleansing, and do not use products with aggressive ingredients. Many micellar waters contain detergents, so you should always use natural cosmetics and if possible organic, you know that from 80-90% organic ingredients, you will be using the best products, and also protect the environment.

  • Toning to balance the pH of the skin

A fundamental step is toning, since the sweat caused by the mask will increase the temperature and open the pores. Therefore, to avoid maskné, and the associated dermatitis, it is essential that you use a toner that will allow you to refine the pores and balance the pH of the skin, to prepare it before moisturizing and nourishing it.

facial tonic

Fresh Flower Tonic,
with moisturizing and anti-inflammatory power, due to its high content in Aloe Vera, and therefore in vitamins C and E, as well as beta-carotenes that promote the production of vitamin A, has astringent and balancing properties for all skin types.


  • Moisturizing during the day, protects your skin throughout the day and protects it from the effects of the maskne

In addition to cleansing and toning, you should moisturize your skin several times a day. It is important to choose your face cream according to your skin type.

For dry skins we recommend the Nutri Skin nourishing cream: made from avocado, sesame and grape seed vegetable oils, it is one of the best natural creams, due to its moisturizing, nourishing and regenerating power. It restores elasticity and firmness, evens skin tone, smoothes wrinkles and redefines the facial contours.


For combination or oily skins, we recommend the

Hydramatt Skin Moisturizing Cream

Hydramatt Skin moisturizing cream: formulated with sebum-regulating vegetable oils (hazelnut, jojoba and argan), which restore the skin’s natural balance and regulate oil production. It has a light texture that is quickly absorbed and maintains good hydration. Its daily use provides a more nourished, uniform and luminous skin thanks to the balanced blend of essential oils.

Remember that creams should be applied with a gentle massage until completely absorbed. In any case, in the following video you can learn how to use it.

more detailed instructions for use



  • Overnight nourishment to repair the effects of maskne

Last but not least, nourish your skin before going to sleep.

The skin needs to rest for about eight hours and when we sleep it is in optimal conditions to make the most of the treatment, as the serums penetrate more deeply.

For those of you who have dry skin, with our
Radiant Skin Facial Serum,
with 7 active ingredients, you will provide your skin with everything it needs. The calendula oil is anti-inflammatoryrosehip will provide you with Omegas (essential fatty acids), the almond oil Sweet orange essential oil softens your face and improves collagen production, sesame oil improves skin problems with its vitamins A, E, and B. Sweet orange essential oil is soothing, balancing and relaxing, and frankincense oil is a powerful anti-wrinkle.


For combination/oily skin, our Balancing Facial Serum combines jojoba, hazelnut and argan oils.
Facial Serum for combination and oily skins
combines jojoba, hazelnut and argan oils. These balance the acidity level and regulate fat production. In addition, it absorbs quickly and leaves a dry and silky feel on the skin; refining the pore and unifying the skin tone.


We want to encourage you to continue taking care of yourself, and if you have any questions about the best product for your skin type, do not hesitate to contact us.

Take care of yourself and follow our advice so that your skin does not suffer from the use of the mask.

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Victoria Sánchez
Soy una apasionada de la cosmética natural y ecológica, y creadora de la marca Saper Organic Skincare en 2011. Máster en Cosmetología y experta en evaluación y seguridad del producto cosmético. Mi objetivo es la belleza, la salud y la sostenibilidad del planeta. Para ello busco siempre los mejores ingredientes e investigo formulaciones de cosmética vegana, obteniendo los mejores resultados para la piel, cuidando siempre del medio ambiente.
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