Over a year of being in quarantine and wearing face masks on the regular takes a toll on our skin. I remember my first encounter with maskne last year — a constellation of acne on my chin and above my upper lip. I used to get tiny pimples in these areas where my face mask touches my skin, which becomes sweatier and oilier the longer I keep the mask on.
Thankfully, everything you ever need for pimple-fighting can be found online, and you can have these products delivered straight to your doorstep. One really good regimen is double cleansing, especially if you wear makeup. The second is to find an anti-acne product and routine that suits your skin.
If you’re looking for recommendations to calm your skin and battle blemishes, we are rounding up 8 products you can easily order online on platforms like Lazada and Shopee. From serums to creams, cleansers to pimple patches, here are 8 skincare finds that can help you battle maskne!
1. Hada Labo Hydrating Face Wash (Php385)
For sensitive skin, here’s a gentle AF face wash that won’t strip your skin of much-needed moisture. It is fragrance-free, colorant-free, alcohol-free, and mineral oil-free, plus hydrates your skin with Hyaluronic Acid. Maskne or none, this is a personal must-have!
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2. Human Nature Acne Defense Face Toner (Php115)
Proudly local brand Human Nature is also proudly natural, vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free. Stick to a non-alcohol-based toner to tame your skin, like this one that contains pimple-fighting ingredients so you can break free from breakouts.
3. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil (from Php371.25)
The OG tea tree oil product! Their Tea Tree Oil line of skincare products have been around for a long time for good reason — they’re extremely effective. The oil is perfect for spot application to get rid of stubborn blemishes. Snag this cult favorite while it’s on sale!
Currently at 25% off. Buy it now.
4. Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 (from Php450)
Even if we’re mostly indoors at home, sunscreen is still a daily necessity! This tinted sunscreen is dual purpose, thanks to its sheer color that evens out your skin without feeling sticky (something we hate feeling in our skin especially during summer). It’s non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, so it will not clog your pores nor irritate the skin.
Currently at 27% off. Buy it now.
5. Skin Potions Snowberry Sleeping Cream Mask (Php279)
Thanks to its positive reviews online, I got convinced to buy this overnight cream mask and it’s now a personal favorite. Apply it right before bedtime and enjoy the pleasant fruity scent on your skin. It dries up acne and lightens dark blemishes while you sleep! I’m definitely trying their Tomato Serum next — a holy grail for many fans of this local skincare brand.
6. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (from Php178.46)
For stubborn pimples popping around your maskne area (above the upper lip, chin, and surrounding areas), stick on these patches. This COSRX cult fave effectively protects your skin from any dirt, sweat, and bacteria build up if you’re masked the entire day. Simply peel off and replace it with a new patch until your blemishes start to flatten and heal.
Currently at 11% off. Buy it now.
7. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (Php1,975)
Speed up the fading of your acne scars with this iconic spot treatment from Kiehls. Visibly lightening dark spots and pimple marks, this solution brightens skin in 19 days! The dark spot corrector also contains Activated C, a Vitamin C derivative, plus White Birch and Peony Extracts to help skin become visibly bright and radiant.
8. Pond’s Antibacterial Facial Mist (Php100)
Perfect for on-the-go protection, this facial mist contains bacteria-fighting components with its TT-Protect, which removes 99% of germs. Give your face a spray of this alcohol-free and non-sticky mist to keep your skin both hydrated and protected.
[NOTE: Prices are subject to change without prior notice]
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