We know that wearing masks is an easy way to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Treasure Valley. Your soul feels good knowing you're looking out for your neighbors. But your skin? Well, it's not quite as happy!

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all kinds of new terminology: social distancing, self-quarantine, doomscrolling...and something those of us across Ada County are definitely experiencing for the first time: maskne.

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It's a fancy new slang word for the sudden breakouts and blackheads you're getting on your chin, cheeks and nose. You know, all those areas your new fancy mask is rubbing, irritating and making sweat. Your skin just feels gross, no matter how many times you wash your face.

Luckily, our friends at Silk Touch MedSpa, Laser & Lipo can help! They've got an amazing mask relief treatment. It's called an Oxygeno Charcoal Super-facial that helps purify clogged pores, clears toxins and bacteria and deeply hydrates dry, irritated skin. It's just what you need to bring your skin back to life after hours of wearing a face mask!

We teamed up with them to give some of the folks with the most creative masks in the Treasure Valley the opportunity to give the facial a try! Below are our 'Mask'-querade Party contenders! Help us narrow pick the winner from our Top 5 finalists! The final round ends Saturday, August 8 at 11:59 p.m.

In the end, the beautiful face behind the most popular mask will win the Oxygeno Charcoal Super-facial (a $99 value) and a $250 gift card for a service of their choice at Silk Touch MedSpa. Two runners up will also get the opportunity to experience the mask-relief facial.

Pro-tips: If you can't see the entire photo, simply click it to enlarge the image. Also, the 'vote now' button is located UNDERNEATH the contestant you'd like to vote for!  You can vote once an hour.

  • Angela U.

  • Baylee S.

  • Erica J.

  • Jessie L.

  • Marlene T.

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