Yes, maskne, also known as acne caused by wearing a mask, is here to stay for now. Ugh! When your face mask is continually rubbing against your face and trapping dirt and oil, it creates the perfect environment for the dreaded maskne to form. There are some things you can do to treat maskne and keep your skin clean, clear, and healthy, such as facials combined with the correct products to keep your skin healthy and blemish free! In today’s post, we will discuss some of the benefits of regular facials to help improve the look of your skin and eliminate pesky maskne.

If you’re in need of a cleansing facial or some other beauty treatment, look no further than Lash Envy Studios in Mesa! We offer an extensive range of beauty treatments, from eyelash extensions and microblading to chemical peels, dermaplane facials, and more! You don’t have to settle for maskne after wearing a mask. Explore our website to learn more about our services, and give us a call to schedule an appointment at our beauty salon today!


Regular facials keep pores clean by removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and removing impactions, and with regular treatment, facials can greatly improve maskne. The massage with facials helps to circulate the blood and aid in lymphatic drainage, making them the perfect solution for clear healthy skin that will look younger, stay softer, and retain that natural glow.

Chemical Peels are another great tool in an esthetician’s arsenal! They improve texture and tone, stimulate healthy skin cells and collagen, reduce sun damage, reduce lines and wrinkles, and of course, clear up or greatly reduce acne or maskne! Chemical Peels added to a regular facial regimen can keep skin clear and looking brighter.


Using proper products on your skin, in addition to facials and chemical peels, is the most important thing you can do to alleviate breakouts. Using products that are not right for your skin or skincare concerns can actually make the problem worse! Here are a few products and ingredients to look for and add to your routine:


The first is to use a cleanser that will help reduce oiliness created by your mask and to keep pores clear and protected from breakouts. One of the best ingredients to help with this is Salicylic Acid. This chemical stimulates natural exfoliation, helping to clear impacted follicles and minimize acne formation.


The second tip is to use a product that boosts and preserves the skin’s natural microbiome to reduce breakout-causing bacteria while protecting the “good bacteria.” It should also contain Salicylic Acid. Niacinamide is another great ingredient that combats congested pores and redness. Finally, we can’t forget hyaluronic acid that will attract and lock in moisture to soothe your skin.


Additionally, we can’t forget a toner to help balance the PH of your skin and keep bacteria in check. Toners help to level out oils and prep the skin for moisture — this is definitely not a step to miss! The pH of your skin is important to maintain at an optimal level for healthy skin, which is why using a toner is so important.



Hydration is the key to keeping skin healthy and keeping the bacteria from invading the barrier of your skin. Using a moisturizer with ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and elasticity, and Squalane to prevent moisture loss, can create the perfect barrier to preserve skin health and the microbiome.


To give your skin an extra boost, we recommend using a product with Retinol A, as it is the perfect booster to fight both aging skin and breakouts in one! Retinol is so important because it delivers clearer skin and can help to build collagen and keep skin youthful while reducing dead skin cells from building up. Using a combination of Retinol and Salicylic Acid in your skincare routine can give your skin the flawless vibrant glow you want!


Lash Envy Studios in Mesa is dedicated to making your skin look and feel its best! We offer a complimentary skin analysis at our beauty salon, and we can recommend a skincare routine to help with any skincare issue. Along with facials and chemical peels, we offer microdermabrasion, microneedling, and dermaplaning. Come visit one of our specialists to see what treatments will work best for you and your maskne or give us a call to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you!