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Maskne…. ?

So not only do we have to adapt to this ”new’ normal of wearing face masks all the time, we now have the not so lovely maskne to contend with.

Does this sound familiar to you?

Don’t worry your not alone. Unlike normal acne which is usually caused by hormonal changes, maskne is caused by friction from your mask rubbing on the skin or trapped moisture creating the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive, resulting in maskne.

Maskne causes :

  • dryness,
  • redness,
  • breakouts,
  • congestion
  • irritation directly where your mask comes in to contact with your skin.

How can I help clear my maskne ?

If masks are becoming part of our everyday life, we need to help our skin adjust to this, allowing your skin to be more healthy and comfortable, giving you more confidence when you take the mask off.

Here at MJS we have some tips to help keep the maskne at bay.

TIP 1:

Double Cleanse the skin twice a day with a gentle cleanser such as sebuwash or cleansing lotion to gently remove any dirt, makeup and bacteria lying on the skins surface. This will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. Our environ focus care clarity range includes products specially formulated to clean, control and clear effects of the root cause of breakouts. Using proven ingredients like salicylic acid, AHA’s and tea tree oil.

TIP 2:

By using a moisturiser with vitamins a, c, e and antioxidants you are helping the skins overall health, keeping it hydrated, healthy and less susceptible to damage.

TIP 3:

By using the mineral sunscreen RAD SPF15 which uses titanium oxide your creating a barrier on the skin as it does not get absorbed which then leads the sunscreen to be able to act as a shield between the skin and mask.


Try to change your mask if wearing all day every 4-6 hours at least and wash masks if cloth and not disposable at the end of every day to stop bacteria building up inside the mask.


Skin accumax is the wonder working supplement specially formulated for those with problematic, acne-prone skin. It helps clear blemishes without dryness, relieves redness and helps support healthy cells. The advanced formula merges together vitamins a, c, e and phytonutrients to work from the inside out to support healthy skin giving a flawless complexion.

The newly launched clear biome  helps support stressed skin and those pesky and painful under skin bumps. Containing four unique bacteria strains with zinc to help address problematic and stressed skin. Stress, diet, antibiotics and some medications are known to cause imbalances in the gut microbiome, which can result in problematic skin.

It is designed to work from the inside out, feeding the gut with bacteria to clarify and brighten the skin. The unique combination helps support gut health, maintain skin immunity,  support skin health and balance the skins natural barrier.

Skin vitality 1 contains 25 vitamins and minerals, plus botanicals to help promote healthy skin. Because nutrients work best together, a multivitamin will support the work of your targeted skincare supplements.

At MJ’s we strive to help you in any way possible with your skin care journey. We may not be able to give you a facial in salon but we do offer a skin consultation service via online or over the phone to assist you in any way. Whether its to ask advice or purchase a product we really are only a message or call away.