Maskne (mask + acne)
noun: a type of acne or skin irritation that is caused by wearing a facial mask.

Wearing a face mask may worsen or cause certain skin conditions due to: 


We know you care about your health, and wearing a mask has you covered.

But what about your skin? 

Wearing a mask all day plays havoc on your skin, and this is where we come in. We have some great hints and tips to prevent and treat maskne, as well as how to make the most of what is left on show!

Preventing Maskne

Breathe Happy Reusable Face Mask

Wear a breathable mask

Wear a mask that allows your skin to breathe without compromising its filtration property. We recommend the breathe happy reusable face mask, which is soft silicon, so gentle on your skin, and as it doesn't touch your face it reduces the chances of developing maskne.

It also offers amazing protection - according to their website, the best available, far exceeding a cloth alternative. 

Wash your mask regularly

The more often you wash your mask the better! Throughout the day, exposure to factors such as oils, dirts and sweat can cause bacteria to grow on your mask and transfer to your face. Therefore, you should aim to wash your mask daily and make sure it is 100% dry before you wear it. 

Wash you face mask regularly
AM Energiser

Simplify your skincare routine

Using rich serums and creams while wearing a mask all day is just going to worsen your maskne. Try to opt for lightweight water-based moisturisers instead, and apply fewer products to your face.

Our AM Energiser Day Cream is an all-encompassing day cream that works as a primer, corrector, moisturiser, and much more. So you can use it to replace most of your existing products. 

Treating Maskne

Don't touch your face

We have already been warned by the WHO that touching our faces increases our chances of catching viruses, such as COVID-19, due to passing germs from your hands to a more vulnerable part of your body. But if that wasn't enough of an incentive to stop, how about the fact that touching your face worsens your acne for that very same reason? 

So, try to reduce the time spent touching your face, for the sake of your health and your skin! 

To prevent Maskne avoid touching your face
Use PM Recovery Night Cream

Use our PM Recovery

Instant Effects PM Recovery Night Cream is perhaps the most impressive product in our range, and some of its remarkable properties can even help treat maskne. 

It kills 99.9% of acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation and redness, helps your skin repair faster, and balances the PH of your skin. 

Keep it clean 

One of the main causes of any kind of acne is clogged pores, therefore we suggest using face washes that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide three times a week. 


Eyes That Talk

Get some beauty sleep

A good night's sleep gives your eyes time to recover, replenishing the supply of natural tears. This reduces the chance of red and bloodshot eyes and leaves them hydrated, fresh & ready to take centre stage. 


Focus your routine

Although face creams and serums are great to give your face some general TLC, if you want younger-looking eyes, you should invest in an eye cream. 

Our Triple Complex Eye Lift Serum is the perfect addition to your skincare routine; it not only diminishes all kinds of imperfections, from fine lines to dark circles, but it also protects the delicate eye area from environmental damage. 

Groom those brows

You don't need to wear makeup for full-looking lashes and brows. Simply curling your lashes will make your eyes look bigger, and brushing through your brows will tidy and shape, bringing your look together. Our Lash & Brow Volumiser is also a great product to give you naturally longer and thicker eyebrows and lashes, with visible results in minutes! 


The Products For The Job

  1. Instant Effects AM Energiser Anti-Ageing Day Cream
    AM Energiser Day Cream
  1. Instant Effects PM Recovery Night Cream
    PM Recovery Night Cream
  1. Instant Effects Triple Complex Eye Lift Serum
    Triple Complex Eye Lift Serum
  1. Instant Effects Lash & Brow Volumiser
    Lash & Brow Volumiser