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Wearing a mask for hours on end: common skin problems and how to avoid them

I heard that some people had skin problems brought about by mask-wearing. I heard about acne, skin irritation, and increased sebum secretion.

The constant use of a mask may bring acne and skin irritation, but the problem may be related to how we treat the mask itself.

Some tips:

  1. You may prefer a cotton mask or a synthetic (soft) one. Try different shapes to see which is a good fit and make sure that they cover the nose and mouth but are still comfortable as you may have to wear them for many hours, at work, or at school.
  2. Wash your mask with a non-allergenic detergent and rinse well. Brand new masks may have some fragrances or other chemicals, and a good wash and air drying will remove them.
  3. I use a lingerie wash bag in the washer and had no problem; I always use a non-fragranced washing detergent and a double rinse setting.

If your skin gets noticeably oilier (and you tend to get acne) you can control the problem with the T-zone serum.

If oiliness progresses to a zit, try Zit ender.

To keep your skin clean and untroubled, use our salicylic cleanser.

Whatever you do, keep your mask on. It will take a while to get a vaccine approved and readily available. In the meantime, distancing and masks seem to do the trick, just as they did in 1918.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.

 

 

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