The struggle with maskne is very much real. It’s by no means aggravating enough to stop wearing the face coverings entirely, but the frustration with mask-induced breakouts certainly has beauty fans searching high and low for something—anything!—to combat this 2020 skin care problem.
To which, we propose: Why not address a mask-induced issue with a mask-inspired solution? It’s not just a cute play on words—applying a face mask (the, uh, beauty kind) after hanging up your protective gear can supply your skin with the heavy-duty actives it needs. Even if masking isn’t in your regular repertoire, consider throwing a few formulas into the mix; after all, your skin may need a bit more TLC right now.
Whether you need an extra hydration boost for irritated skin or a clarifying moment for stubborn breakouts, these five products have got you covered—well, in a different way than your face covering.