Maskne: What is it and why it happens?


Maskne has become a common skin problem in 2020. It is a skin condition from prolonged wear of facial protective equipment.


Apart from fighting COVID-19, individuals with sensitive skin are fighting with what’s under the mask – skin irritation and acne.


Masks impose heat, sweat, moisture, and friction on the skin. Bacteria and trapped sebum within the pores then result in the dreaded acne breakouts. Friction, heat and sweat can cause the skin to become dry and itchy.



Common Maskne Problems:


Maskne isn’t a new phenomenon but has become more widespread amongst the general population.






Treatments to help with Maskne



1. Choose the right skincare

It is important to choose appropriate skin care products that do not cause further irritation to already sensitive skin.


It is best to avoid face scrubs with abrasive beads or particles. Instead, use gentle skin cleansers that do not strip the skin of moisture, and follow up with a light moisturiser that hydrates skin without clogging pores.


Our medical-grade Anti-Maskne skincare products are available at our clinic and online.






2. Oral medications

For more severe cases of maskne, oral medication may be necessary. Large and painful acne cysts or nodules that are not resolving may benefit from steroid injections to reduce the ongoing inflammation and avoid scarring.



3. Anti-Maskne skin treatments



Our ‘anti-Maskne facial’  can help to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, and deeply infuse calming and hydrating serums into the skin. This strengthens the skin’s protective moisture barrier and reduces skin irritation, especially on areas of the face that are in direct contact with the mask.


Chemical peels are great for unclogging pores and keeping them clear. This helps to treat inflamed pimples as well as prevent further breakouts.


Broadband light (BBL) and laser treatments gently target the P. acnes bacteria that causes acne, while at the same time reducing inflammation, redness, and acne scars. These treatments complement your skin care regimen, as they act on the deeper layers of the skin which creams and lotions cannot reach.



It is best to treat maskne early. If the bacteria and inflammation continue to fester, maskne is likely to get worse, which will then require more intensive treatment.

The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way we’re using products in our beauty routine.


Considering extensive hand washing has become our daily routine, skin dryness and irritation is a serious concern for many people.


Daily mask-wearing has triggered acne and skin irritation.




Safer, cleaner skincare regime this Covid-19 pandemic

Consumers are becoming more particular about what products they put on their skin.


More people are searching for moisturisers that soften skin, soothes irritation, and made from safe ingredients that don’t produce further damage.




Eyes Makeup is Trending

Beauty trends are shifting.


According to reports, the sales for makeup products have been declining, and it will be a “total beauty reset”.


Lipstick and foundation sales have dropped but there’s a surge in sales in eye makeup products.





Recommended Beauty Routine This Covid-19 Pandemic

    Clean your face using a pH-balanced, non-drying skin cleanser.
  2. TONE.
    Use a toner to balance your skin’s pH value.
    Protect the moisture barrier. Apply light-weight moisturiser and avoid using rich face cream.
    Cover any open wounds or cracks in the skin. Apply steroid creams on eczema-affected areas.
    Wear oil-free sunblock (even when you’re working from home)
  5. AVOID.
    Try to avoid wearing makeup. If you have to apply makeup, choose non-comedogenic cosmetic.
  6. TREAT.
    If you’re suffering from skin irritation, it’s best to visit a doctor to get the problem treated before it gets worse.




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Contact us if you have any skin or health-related concerns!



Healthsprings Laser & Aesthetic Clinic

  • 541 Orchard Road #11-01, Liat Towers Singapore 238881

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  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
    Saturday: 9am to 1pm.
    Sun/Public holiday: Close


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    Saturday: 9am to 1pm.
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Healthsprings Aesthetic

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    Saturday: 9am to 1pm.
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Healthsprings Medical Clinic

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    Saturday:  8.30am to 1 pm
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    Saturday:  9am to 1pm
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Healthsprings Medical & Laser Clinic

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    #01-09 Singapore 341105

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    Saturday: 8.30am to 1pm

Healthsprings was established in 2000 with its first medical clinic located at Bukit Panjang. In 2001, the company ventured into the medical aesthetic field and has been offering Lasers, Peels, Fillers, Botulinum Injections and other aesthetic services. In 2008, Healthsprings Laser and Aesthetic is opened in Orchard Road and has been known to specialise in different aesthetic procedures for the skin, face, body, and hair.

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