Have only been in Taiwan for almost three months now, and have had some problems with acne here that I never had back in the US. I also teach as a job here, and I wear a mask the entire time while teaching. I finally figured out that my acne was driven largely by me wearing a mask and that wearing one for extended periods was really messing with my pores. My face also just seems to get more oily here for some reason, even with a good diet.
After trying myriad things, ranging from no sugar, to no alcohol, to facial washes at night…I finally figured out a simple solution that has worked for me. I feel almost like a salesman here but…
Gatsby facial wipes. They can be found near the men’s shaving section at Carrefour. Maaybe can be found at PX Mart.
I use them in between my classes, as well as before going to bed at night. Acne has basically dissappeared. I struggled with this issue for a while now, and I seem to have finally found a solution, so I thought it right to share this info with anyone struggling currently with acne caused by doing something they cannot avoid right now – wearing a mask.