Has your skin been breaking out more often than usual in the past few months? You are probably experiencing one of the most common skin concerns that emerged during the pandemic — maskne. For those who are not aware of the term, it’s a new term for skin concerns like acne and irritated skin that develops from wearing a protective face mask.

Since wearing a face mask when stepping out of the house is still mandatory, it’s necessary to use the right skincare products to prevent maskne, and keep your skin clear and glowing. Here’s what you need to do.


01. A gentle yet effective cleanser

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Using a facial cleanser with harsh ingredients to tackle the oil on your face may lead to skin irritation. Therefore, avoid using formulas that contain salicylic acid, alcohol or other such skin-drying ingredients. Instead, opt for a face wash that contains natural ingredients to combat excess oil. The Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Facial Wash contains witch hazel, thyme and zinc that offers deep yet gentle cleansing, and keeps the skin free from bacteria and acne.


02. Micellar water and face wash for double cleansing

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Irrespective of whether you’re wearing makeup or not, it’s necessary to cleanse your face before hitting the sheets. Product build-up, along with the skin’s natural oils, dust, dirt and pollution, can clog the pores and lead to breakouts. So ensure you’re double cleansing your face to get rid of all the impurities. Start by using micellar water like the Simple Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water to clean your pores and remove excess oil, dirt and build-up. Follow this up with a face wash to get clear and glowing skin.


03. Pore clearing scrub

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Don’t forget to exfoliate your skin twice a week to get rid of dead skin and deep-set dirt that may clog the skin. Use a gentle scrub that will clear pores without hampering the skin’s protective barrier. The Simple Daily Skin Detox Clear Pore Facial Scrub deeply cleanses and refreshes your skin. Using it twice a week will refine rough skin and clear out uneven patches.


04. Lightweight moisturiser

simple moisturiser

Applying moisturiser before wearing a mask is super important. Because believe it or not, every skin type needs hydration to stay healthy and happy. If your skin feels oily under the mask, use a lightweight moisturiser like the Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser to get long-lasting hydrated skin minus the oiliness. Formulated with witch hazel, thyme and zinc, it targets acne and clears out blemishes to give you smooth and nourished skin.

Apart from using these products, make sure you change or wash your mask after every use to prevent maskne.