Trikini, Quarantan, Maskne: Here Are the Best Words to Come Out of Quarantine

Times have been stressful recently, which is why we cling to every hint of hope, positivity or downright silliness. For a dose of the latter, read on for five new terms we've gotten out of this whole ordeal.

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1. Maskne

What it is: As the name suggests, "maskne" is acne brought on by wearing a face mask. These breakouts typically happen where your mask sits—on the bridge of your nose, your chin and cheeks. Here are some tips on how to combat it from NYC-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe.

Used in a sentence: "Girl, my maskne has been going crazy recently. I feel like I'm back in middle school..."

2. Quarantint

What it is: One of the most prolific quarantine trends among celebrities has been dying your hair fun colors (we love Sarah Hyland's new pink 'do). A quarantint is a fun, temporary way to shake up your look without having to go to a salon.

Used in a sentence: "I may not be able to get a haircut right now, but nothing's stopping me from giving myself a quarantint!"

3. Trikini

What it is: Italian company Elexia Beachwear recently went viral for its matching bikini and face mask sets, and despite how kooky the idea sounds, when you think about it, it's also kind of genius. Elexia's designs are currently only for sale in Italy and not able to be shipped internationally, but a Los Angeles-based swim brand, Dippin' Daisy, is also making face masks out of its swimsuit material, which you can buy to match your bikinis and one pieces.

Used in a sentence: "I want an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie, yellow polka dot trikini."

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4. Quarantan

What it is: Without movie theaters or restaurants or concerts, many of us have no choice but to spend lots of time outside right now. What better time to work on your quarantan—literally, a tan you get while in quarantine. Just don't forget the sunscreen.

Used in a sentence: "It's going to be so nice out this weekend! Catch me at the beach working on my quarantan in my trikini."

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5. Zoombombing

What is it: Video conference platform Zoom has been around for a while, but it's never been more popular than right now. But with the increase in people using the service has come and increase in Zoombombers. Zoombombing is when a random person drops into a Zoom call they weren't invited to. At best it's a stupid prank, and at worst it's potentially punishable by law.

Used in a sentence: "Make sure to set the call to private, the last thing our happy hour needs is to be Zoombombed..."

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Sarah Stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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