I've Been Struggling With Maskne, but This New Acne Gel Treatment Is a Game-Changer
As someone with combination skin who struggles with keeping hormonal breakouts at bay on a good day, the last five-going-on-six months has proposed a bit of a challenge for me — between the heat and the humidity, the face masks, and the stress of a global pandemic. It's caused my face, particularly around my chin and mouth, to break out with multiple inflamed, uncomfortable pimples. (Which of course, causes me to stress over my skin more and only aggravates the situation.)
Aside from upping my exfoliation to help get rid of dead skin cells and face masking — the skin-care kind — multiple times a week, I've been on the hunt for new acne-fighting ingredients to really help me get a handle on this issue. The launch of the new Dr. Dennis Gross Blemish Solutions Acne Eliminating Gel couldn't have come at a more opportune time.
I got to meet with Dr. Gross himself (virtually, obviously) to learn about the new product ahead of its unveiling and at the end of the very informative presentation, he welcomed questions about the product and acne in general. I couldn't blurt out, "Will this help with maskne?" any faster. I swear at that moment all of the other beauty editors in attendance leaned in closer with anticipation. The answer: definitely.