In the current climate, maskne (acne caused by wearing a face mask / face covering) is very much a struggle a lot of us are facing – me included!
Being back at the office every other week, I wear a mask most of my day; during my commute and every time I walk around the office. Even though I have switched to silk face coverings (highly recommended!), maskne can still occur, and I have the most amazing solution to get rid of it for you.
Let me introduce you to this wonder combo: Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask and Odacité BI+C serum!
The Alpha-H mask is a white clay mask, but it’s not drying at all! I never usually reach for a clay mask, but I picked this up at Sephora on a trip pre-covid as I was desperate to reduce oil and spots. Anyways, this lovely mask contains antibacterial ingredients such as aloe vera, tea tree, eucalyptus and green tea to calm and reduce redness as well as fighting blemishes and evening out the skin tone. It also contains hydrating ingredients such as jojoba seed oil and macadamia seed oil.
The Ocadité BI+C serum was a random pick up for me as I got it as a freebie, and thought why not give it a go. Well, I’m glad I did! It’s an oil serum, but to my great joy, it really absorbs quickly and is really lightweight. It contains black cumin oil to help draw out impurities and counteract break-out causing bacteria. It also contains cajeput, which acts at the source of potential breakouts helping prevent blemishes developing.
Now, how did these two help? First of all, I stripped down my routine to ensure it was as simple as possible. I didn’t want to potentially cause any additional irritation! I reduced my steps to double cleanse (SO important, but only in the PM), hydrating toner, hydrating essence, niacinamide serum, centella serum and moisturiser / SPF during the day. Secondly, I introduced the BI+C serum on day 1 as the last step before moisturiser. On the second day, I used the mask as well as the serum, and by day 3 the spots were gone.
I wish I had taken a picture before, but I will show you my after anyways. These are unedited; no filter, not even brightened. As you can see, I’m left with some red marks, but the blemishes are gone!
I can now focus on removing the red marks using my vitamin c and Good Molecules discolouration serum.
Do you have any holy grails for maskne? I’d love to know!