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The German dictionary welcomed more than 1,200 words last year, most of which were related to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the words, “coronamude” means to be tired tired of COVID-19. Let me give you another word, “maskne”. Maskne (mask + acne, quite clever, right?) is an umbrella term coined to describe the breakouts after wearing a face covering. We are all feeling a bit “coronamüde” these days, but maskne has become a new burden to top it off.
Acne, along with other skin conditions, can develop through inflammation, clogging of pores, production of excess oil, and even friction. Sebum and moisture get trapped when we wear a mask. The masks also cause irritation by rubbing against our skin creating friction, which is also a known cause of acne, or maskne.
There is no doubt that masks are necessary to keep people safe from COVID. However, many are greeted by a breakout of acne when we take off our masks and look in the mirror. As more and more people get fully vaccinated, we are beginning to take our masks off more frequently in public than before. Although it is great, this also means that we cannot rely on our masks to hide the breakouts.
The COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches are a lifesaver for times when we need a quick way to get rid of acne! These patches have a huge following worldwide already and were awarded by both Teen Vogue and Seventeen Magazine as being the best acne patches in 2019. (If you have not tried them already, you really should!)
After applying these magical patches, it is important to follow up with a skincare routine that will help these patches work their magic! We have the perfect ampoules from The Potions to accompany the patches that are already a must-have item!
The Potions ampoules aim to be the speediest solutions for your acne. Choose from thirteen of amazing ampoules, to create a skincare routine that is just for you!
The cream mixer is a fabulous moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated and firm. But it really shines when it is used together with The Potions ampoules as it is specially designed to vibe with them.
The Tea Tree Oil Serum is light and perfect for acne-prone skin with its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It will calm the redness and inflammation from your acne. The Centella (fancy name for Cica) ampoule has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It works well to get rid of the hyperpigmentation and heal the wounds from your acne. Together they are a powerhouse to get rid of your acne, but why stop there?
Why not add another ampoule? Here are our top three picks for you to add to your special potion!
Pores can get clogged due to sebum and moisture getting trapped behind the mask. Clogged pores can be a factor for the development of maskne. Peptides are what make up collagen, which have been found to soothe pores and also strengthen the skin barrier. Peptides also have antimicrobial properties to prevent breakouts caused by bacteria. How cool is that?
Hyaluronic acid is a lubricant-like substance that is naturally produced in the body. When applied to your skin, it functions as a protective shield. You might need it because acne-prone skin tends to not have a strong lipid barrier for protection from bacteria. Plus, hyaluronic acid is effective in treating acne scars as well, making it a favorable remedy for acne.