This happens because there is a buildup of toxins in the skin. After continual use the mask will help to eliminate the buildup of toxins, which will lead to fewer break-outs. After using the mask, instead of using lotion on your face apply Neosporin to the break-out area before bed. Lotion clogs the newly cleansed pores and Neosporin will help heal the irritated areas. You will see a difference in the morning and a dramatic difference after continual use. Only apply Neosporin to your face before going to bed. Neosporin is very greasy and will not work well under makeup.