How to combat mask-ne

by Olivia Cartwright,

If your face is experiencing breakouts, you are probably experiencing maskne - skin upset and breakouts caused by continually wearing a face mask. The constant rubbing, breathe, and chafing that the mask puts on your skin leads to a condition where the skin’s barrier is harmed and becomes angry and sensitive and little spots start to arrive. This mixed with the heat from your breath makes a breeding ground for bacteria and dirt to grow which can lead to breakouts.  

It’s unsurprising that we’ll all go through maskne at the moment, but luckily it’s quite simple to manage with some changed, good products, and various helpful treatments.

What can you do?

1. Don't forget to wash your mask regularly, ideally, you would have a clean one every day! We like to have numerous masks so that we can have them on rotation 

2. Fabric - consider the fabric of your mask  This will reduce the risk of rubbing and irritation which can harm the skin barrier and cause upset. We like natural materials such as cotton or silk. 

3. No make up where the mask sits. No one is going to see that area anyway! And it just further blocks the pores and stops the skin from breathing. 

4. Use products that support your skin's natural barrier rather than harms it. Probiotics and vitamin B are a great place to start! 

5. Always always cleanse your face! We like to double cleanse nightly to ensure it's squeaky clean. I personally like to use an oil cleanser to cleanse and remove makeup! 





Lymphatic drainage massage with Flavia Morellato

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                                BEFORE                                                                       AFTER


Lymphatic drainage has long been a treatment we recommend on a cleanse for it’s incredible detoxing benefits but this is just one of the advantages! Lymphatic drainage aids circulation, weight loss, increases metabolism, reduces bloating and inflammation, supports the immune system and so much more. We have long been looking for a particular practitioner that we can direct our clients to and we think we’ve found just the person. 

Flavia Morellato's reputation precedes her and for very good reason. With a quick glance of her Instagram you will immediately see she has an a-list celebrity following and I completely understand why. Flavia’s warm energy is contagious and she was so inviting from the offset, making you feel incredibly comfortable even in a state of undress! Her passion for what she does is immediately apparent, it’s so obvious she truly loves caring for people. 

I have had a few lymphatic drainage massages in the past, typically whilst on a cleanse but it hasn’t always been the comfortable experience but this was quite the contrary, it felt great and you could feel the changes in your body instantly. Mid way through the massage she asked me to elevate the leg she had just finished and in comparison, my other side felt like it was filled with lead. I couldn’t believe the difference. 

Flavia told me that lymphatic drainage massage is considered commonplace in Brazil, it is even prescribed as mandatory for those after surgery due to it’s anti-inflammatory and detoxification benefits. Flavia initially trained as a physiotherapist and her knowledge of the body and it’s anatomy is second to none. Since lymphatic drainage transformed her own life, helping her get her body back post partum, she then wanted to help others get the same results she did.  She set out to do her own training and even secured a masters in lymphatic drainage, today she has developed her own unique method.  The Flavia Morellato method is totally unique and she has become so busy that she has personally trained some trusted physiotherapists she cherry-picked from her home in Brazil in this incredible technique. 

I have mentioned before that I have struggled with IBS and bloating and I never imagined I would see such instantaneous results. I honestly didn’t recognise my own body after the treatment. Everything felt tighter, lighter and more contoured than ever, like a new person. The before and after photos speak for themselves, I would go every day if I could, I walked out of the room feeling lighter than air and floated my way through the rest of my day. I cannot recommend Flavia and her services enough! 

Passion Fruit Chia Pudding

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  • 30 grams chia seeds
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 150 ml coconut water
  • drop of vanilla extract
  • 1 mango
  • 1 lime
  • 1 passion fruit
  • toasted coconut flakes


  1. Place chia seeds in a container and add coconut milk, coconut water and a drop of vanilla extract. With a spoon stir until well combined. Close the jar with a lid or with cling film and leave to soak for about 2 hours. You can also refrigerate overnight, but keep in mind if using canned your coconut milk will thicken to almost solid and you may need to warm it up to loosen again in the morning.
  2. Peel and cut mango into chunks and put into a blender. Save a couple of smaller chunks for topping. Add juice of 1 lime to blender. Blend until smooth and thick.
  3. Assemble your pudding: place a couple of spoons of mango puree, then add a layer of chia pudding and repeat. Top your pudding with the saved mango chunks, passion fruit and toasted coconut. Serve.

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