Maskne, Investigating The Phenomenon And How To Treat It

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a great amount of change across the world and as lockdown measures start to ease and we get closer to a sense of normality, there are some things that are likely to remain.

Face masks are sure to stay. Used as either a fashion statement or for medical reasons, face masks are likely to evolve in the coming years and this means there’s going to be conditions that are tied to mask wearing specifically.

One such condition is maskne and we’re here to help you learn more about it and how you can prevent it.

What is maskne?

Maskne, AKA face mask acne, is a condition that occurs through a mask rubbing against the skin. It also develops through a buildup of sweat, makeup and other outside sources that are trapped by a mask and block up the pores.

As a result, spots and blemishes are likely to show up and maskne can be an irritating condition. Luckily, it’s easy to treat. So, let’s take a look at some maskne treatment techniques.

How do you treat maskne?

Clean and replace your mask frequently

An easy way to stop maskne is to clean your mask on a regular basis. Left unchecked, bacteria will thrive in the lining of a mask and you can prevent this with frequent washing.

For those who prefer disposable masks, we recommend replacing them as often as possible.

Use high-quality skin care products

Another way to treat maskne is to invest in skin care products that are designed to reduce the impact of the condition. At Omniya Clinic, we provide several maskne treatment products:

ZO Skin Health

ZO Skin Health products are boundary-pushing skincare items that are backed by science and years of cosmetic research. From hydrating cleansers to acne pads, there’s plenty to choose from with treating maskne.


Our SkinCeuticals range is packed full of advanced skin care products. This includes skin care kits, blemish removal, purifying oils and so much more.

Dr Levy

Dr Levy skin care taps into the power of the Nobel-prize winning discovery that ageing is reversible and that all skin conditions can be cleared up with the right approach. The Dr Levy range includes efficient exfoliating products, fast-acting cleansers and soothing balms.

Get a facial and pamper yourself

We also recommend maintaining the health of your skin through getting a facial. These types of treatments are ideal for removing impurities, hydrating the skin and unclogging the pores. A perfect way to defend against maskne. 

An added benefit of a facial is that you’ll be able to unwind, pamper yourself and wear your mask without discomfort.

Protect against maskne with Omniya Clinic

At Omniya Clinic, we specialise in treating a variety of skin conditions and are well-positioned to provide advice about maskne prevention.

Be sure to check out our range of skin care products or book a consultation with us to learn more about our treatment options.