Wearing face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community may cause another outbreak – an acne outbreak, also now termed ‘maskne’.
When face masks are worn for prolonged hours, there is constant friction and pressure between the masks and the skin. This causes abrasions and irritation of the skin. The skin barrier is weakened and skin is more sensitive and easily inflamed.
The increase in temperature and humid conditions also provide an ideal environment for bacteria growth. This is compounded by sweat, sebum and makeup that clog the pores.
Ensure your surgical masks are changed daily.
Change them 2-3 times a day, especially when they become soiled. If you are using cloth masks, wash them daily with a gentle detergent.
Step up on your skincare routine
Keep a lookout for antibiotics, vitamin A, benzoyl peroxide
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