How to Help Prevent Teenage Maskne: A Step-by-Step Guide
Face masks have been essential to wear outside of the house. And now that teenagers across the country are returning to in-person learning at school, they will be wearing their face masks a lot longer than if they were learning remotely from home. Maskne, or acne around the mouth, cheek and chin area, will become a prominent problem for many teenagers. We came up with a step-by-step guide to help your teens combat maskne using TBH Kids products:
#1: Wash your face before putting on mask
Every morning, your teen should be washing their face before leaving the house. A great way to wake up in the morning is to freshen up and wash your face to get the sleepiness out of your eyes. Make sure your kids face cleanser contains salicylic acid, which is a great ingredient to manage acne.
#2: Use a gentle cleanser
If your teen has sensitive skin, avoid ingredients like salicylic acid that could potentially caused redness. Instead, your teen should use a gentle face cleanser to wash their face every morning and night.
Extra: If your maskne is severe, try a face cleanser that contains salicylic acid.
#3: Moisturize before wearing a mask
Moisturizing your face is so important to keep your teen’s skin hydrated. Without this step, your teen could suffer from dry, itchy skin, so be sure to moisturize after every wash!
#4: Wash your face after taking off mask
After your teen takes their mask off, especially if worn for longer than an hour, be sure your teen washes their face to remove any excessive sweat, dirt, and grime build-up that accumulated. If they have drier skin, your teen can wash their face at night.
Extra: If your teen has dry skin and they’re worried about getting maskne, use a cleansing wipe after they take off their mask to remove any buildup.
#5: Wash your mask regularly
According to the CDC, your teen should be washing their mask whenever it gets dirty or at least daily. If your teen wears a disposable face mask, they should be throwing it away after wearing it once. You can include your teen’s mask with your regular laundry or wash their mask by hand with tap water and laundry detergent or soap.
Stop maskne today! TBH Kids’s has its very own Maskne Kit that has everything you need to help combat breakouts caused by their face mask.