Mask-induced acne or “maskne” is just part of the stark reality we have to deal with given the pandemic. While we’re all still wearing store-bought disposable surgical masks or washable cloth masks to protect ourselves, our skin is more susceptible to dirt and other environmental problems. Skin’s pH level is also altered and its protective layer is damaged, making it more susceptible to clogged pores.
Because of the constant friction against our skin and humidity, acne is just unavoidable. Fortunately, there are skincare products that can help treat maskne.
Pro-tip: Look for products with Centella Asiatica Extract, otherwise known as “cica,” which for years has been used as a healing agent. Currently, it’s gaining popularity as a skincare ingredient. It repairs the skin barrier, fights inflammation, and hydrates skin. It even diminishes the visible effects of sun damage!
If you have sensitive skin or you’re suffering from rosacea, this superstar ingredient is a godsend. It’s sweeping the market and we’re here for it! Here are cica-infused products we’re currently obsessing over.
This gentle, water-based facial foam is powered by fermented green tea extracts, which gently cleanse and purify skin. It nourishes dry and stressed skin, and even hydrates it so it doesn’t leave that “plastic-like” feeling post-cleanse. The product even invigorates dull skin and evens out skin tone. Bonus, it minimizes the look of enlarged pores!
These double-sided cotton pads are pre-soaked with soothing essence formulated with Green-RX Complex derived from natural plants. Formulated with Green Tea Water and PHA, it gently calms and refreshes irritated skin. One side is textured to provide gentle exfoliation, while the other is smooth for basic toning. It’s a two-in-one product that definitely simplifies your routine!
This bestselling chemical-peeling cream from SOME BY MI, perfect for oily and acne-prone skin, is formulated with healing and soothing ingredients like Centella Asiatica Extract and tea tree, which help reduce inflammation. Its AHA, BHA, and PHA components also help gently exfoliate impurities. With 4-Cica Care, it even strengthens weakened skin barrier.
Treat yourself after a long day wih a gentle sheet mask saturated with 100% Centella Asiatica Extract! It soothes sensitive and acne-prone skin. For more sheet masks that target maskne, try our exclusive Acne Sheet Mask Set.