Breaking Out From My Mask

Woman in face mask; The Jeune aestheticians offer tips for helping skin stay healthy even when wearing masks.

Healthcare workers have been dealing with breakouts from wearing a mask for many years. But now masks have become a daily accessory for most. Masks do offer a layer of protection but may be causing breakouts, clogged pores and irritation to your skin. Here are a few tips that can help keep your skin looking great, even if half is hidden.


Tips for Keeping Skin Clear When Wearing Masks


Wash Your Face


You should be anyway. If you can apply your mask after washing your face that would be best. Use a gentle cleanser in the morning and try a different cleanser at night that has glycolic acid or salicylic acid.  The Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion ($24) is great for the morning and we love SkinCeuticals LHA Cleanser for night ($41).


Use a Moisturizer


Moisturizer adds a protective layer that will help with dryness. Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer to help. We love Avene Tolerance Cream that has six hour hydration ($38).


Skip the Makeup Under Your Mask


Beneath a mask makeup is more likely to clog your pores and lead to breakouts. If makeup is necessary, use only products labeled "non-comedogenic" or "oil free." Intellishade SPF 45 is great for a light foundation ($75).


Treatment Products


Start using a treatment product to help with breakouts. Many treatment products are designed to help prevent the formation of acne and breakouts. SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Defense is great for all overuse or spot treat targeted areas ($92).


Avene Tolerance Extreme Cream - $38.00


Rich, non-greasy texture allows for optimal fusion with the skin. Delivering soothing and moisturizing properties in a rapidly absorbing cream. Provides six hours of hydration in only seven essential ingredients. Formulated without any preservatives, parabens or fragrances. This product is safe to use after dermatological procedures such as peels or laser treatments.

  • Hydrates and soothes skin reactivity
  • Exceptional post-procedure tolerance
  • 6-Hour Hydration
  • Sterile Cosmetic
  • 47% reduction in skin reactivity
  • Refined textures to unify seamlessly into the skin

Sterile Cosmetics: Eliminates the need for preservatives; contains only what is essential for healthy hydrated skin. Helps restore skin barrier and decreases reactivity.



  • Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms the skin
  • Glycerin moisturizes


Do you have changing skin in the colder months?


We'd love to help you find the perfect products or treatments to make sure your skin is staying hydrated and radiant. Call (866) 447-9990 or request a consultation online with our Jeune Skin Care aestheticians, to help you create the perfect fall and winter skin care regimen.