Winter is hard on the skin even without the prospect of mask acne: the harsh wind, cold temperatures, inactivity and lack of vitamin D all take their toll. The result can be dry, dull, and even irritated skin. Add a face mask to the mix, and you might be dealing with some unwanted acne breakouts, too. Even if most of us don’t have anywhere particularly special to go these days, those breakouts are still annoying and even painful. Plus, depending on the type of acne and your skin type, they can leave hyperpigmentation that sticks around months after the acne itself is gone. So, what can you do to prevent the dreaded maskne for the remaining winter months? A few changes to your routine can make a big difference. You may already be doing some of the things listed here, so see if implementing one or two new techniques does the trick.