‘Maskne’ — or acne caused by masks — is a brand-new issue this summer as we all struggle with breakouts due to wearing face coverings.

But there’s hope due to one old ‘classic’ by Mario Badescue and a brand new acne serum from Peace Out, maker of the wildly popular microneedle Dark Spots (we’re a big fan.)


Mario Badescue Drying Lotion.

The gold standard, Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion, has been our go-t0 for years. It clears up zits overnight and doesn’t overdry the skin, a problem with most acne solutions. Ingredients Salicylic Acid, Sulfur and Zinc Oxide dry up the oily pimple and the Calamine calms the skin afterward.

PRO TIP: NEVER shake the bottle, and use a Q-tip to apply. $17. at Mario Badescue.




For more than one pesky breakout, reach for the Peace Out Acne Serum, a lightweight all-over face serum powered by salicylic acid with niacinamide to cut down on oil production, which does double duty to control any post-breakout hyperpigmentation. After all, what’s the point of getting rid of acne if you’re left with a blotched complexion?

A plant extract called ‘centella asistica’ helps boost collagen production and Vitamin C and zinc to brighten the skin.

‘It’s like getting three serums in one.’


$34. at Peace Out or Sephora.

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