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14 best silk face masks for people with sensitive skin or fighting maskne

If you're worried about maskne, a silk face covering might be your best option

Even though lockdown is easing, wearing a face covering over our nose and mouth is still essential when using public transport and entering shops. 

There are funny masks to show your sense of humour, designer masks and stylish masks that you can find at some of your favourite high street shops - but what about those of us that are struggling with maskne? (The acne caused by wearing face coverings). With maskne on the rise, we've found that silk face coverings are your best option when it comes to sensitive skin.

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Will a silk face covering prevent maskne?

Experts also say that face coverings made of silk are the best to wear if you have problem skin or are worried about the dreaded maskne. Silk face masks are also gentler on your skin compared with polyester or other types of face masks, and are more breathable than multi-layer cotton. Then there's the touchability factor – silk masks are decidedly more luxurious.

From lingerie brands to designer labels, here is an edit of our favourite silk masks...

READ: What the experts are saying about how to prevent maskne caused by face coverings

Shop the best silk face coverings

Love a good neutral? You'll find this double-layer Mulberry silk face mask – available in beige, black and leopard print – on eBay. 

Silk face mask, £8.90, eBay

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Crafted from 100% pure ORGANIC mulberry silk, these masks are extra breathable, gentle on the skin, and help prevent acne. You'll also receive a vegan leather pouch for easy/safe storage.

Anti-Acne Organic Silk Masks, £35, Wolf & Badger

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How cute is this pink number? The reusable fabric face covering comes with elasticated ear loops for a comfortable fit and the silk lining is gentle for everyday use.

Silk Pale Pink Reusable Face Covering, £15, Oliver Bonas

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We love this bright pink mask, which is lined with silk, giving extra comfort. The lining will replenish the skin's moisture and is a soothing choice.

Pink Mask, reusable silk lined, £5, Reiss

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Designed as an important part of your skin regime, Slip's face mask is made from the highest grade long fibre mulberry silk. 

Slip Silk Face Mask, £39, Cult Beauty

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A beautiful triple-layer face mask with filter pocket made from 100 per cent Italian silk in London

Silk face mask, £24.99, Etsy

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You find homemade silk face masks like these, which have a 4.5-star rating, on Amazon. 

Mulberry silk face mask with nose wire, £13.99 each, Amazon

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These masks really fit like a glove - with slim and effective nose clips, different size availability and adjustable ear straps, you barely know you're wearing one. And If you like these 100 per cent Mulberry silk masks, you'll probably like the matching scrunchies too - the skinny scrunchies are divine!

Silk face mask, £16.90, The Big Silk

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The White Company is renowned for its silk pillowcases, so we're overjoyed that they're now selling silk-lined face masks. The lining is made with 100% silk and comes with a toggle fastening so you can adjust it to fit your face perfectly.  

Silk-lined face mask, £14, The White Company

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The Karizma four-pack of light-coloured silk face masks is a great choice if you prefer pastels and nudes. 

Karizma Beverly Hills Silk Mask 4-Piece Collection, £24.99, Amazon

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Jennifer Aniston loves Wolford face masks – this popular version of the simple and chic mask is 100 per cent silk.

Wolford Cares Silk Mask, £30, Wolford

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For an organic, eco-friendly choice and to support a smaller brand, One Imaginary Girl is an indie designer who creates quirky and fun silk masks with a cotton lining. 

One Imaginary Girl silk face mask in original 'Social Distance' print, £37, Wolf & Badger

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Stylish and sustainable, we're loving the bright neon shade and sweet ruffle detailing of this silk mask. 

One Imaginary Girl pleated silk charmeuse face mask with ruffle detail, £49, Wolf & Badger

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These luxurious 100% mulberry silk face masks come in four colours, including navy, black, white and teal. 

Silk face mask, £15 each, Bulan

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