Have you noticed your skin breaking out around your nose, mouth, cheeks and chin since you started wearing a mask? You're not alone. This phenomenon known as "maskne" is very common, caused by all the extra friction, rubbing, and sweat that gets trapped underneath your mask. This creates a humid environment conducive to the development of bacteria. But NIVEA has some simple maskne solutions to help — including lightweight moisturizers to help reduce mask friction, and cleansing washes + wipes to remove excess oil and dirt that can lead to maskne, but also itchiness due to dryness and moisture loss.

NIVEA Pure & Natural

Made with naturally sourced
ingredients, including chamomile day cream + biodegradable wipes that help unclog your pores.
NIVEA Essentials Soothing Cream

NIVEA Essentials Soothing Cream

Back to basics. Simplify your day + night routine with mask-friendly, 24H soothing hydration. Our Soothing Day Cream is fragrance-free, to protect and nourish sensitive skin.
NIVEA Q10 Power Fragrance Free

NIVEA Q10 Power Fragrance Free

For younger looking skin, before and after masking. Our fragrance and alcohol-free Sensitive formula visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles without clogging pores.

More helpful tips to prevent maskne
Beyond choosing the right products for your unique skin type, there are plenty of simple everyday habits you can get into that will help
protect your skin from maskne. Check out a few below to learn more about the causes and treatment of maskne.

1- Change your mask twice a day, minimum. By always having a fresh covering, you’ll reduce the amount of oil and dirt that comes into
contact with your face.

2- Avoid touching your mask with your hands. As much as possible, at least. Once again, this increases the likelihood of dirt and other
irritants getting into your pores — and you obviously want to keep germs away from your face.

3- Get some fresh air. Your skin needs to breathe, too! As long as it’s safe to do so, taking off your mask and exposing your skin to some fresh air is always a good idea. Try to find some open space in nature, a backyard, or park for a daily refresh.

4- Limit your make-up. If you know you’re going to be wearing a mask for long periods of time, it’s best not to be wearing make-up
underneath. Make-up always has a habit of clogging up pores — and this issue is compounded by restricted airflow and increased friction + sweat while masking.