We have been using face masks daily for several months as a protection measure against the health contingency caused by Covid-19, but although the use of these masks protects us from the virus, some people have experienced skin problems.
And despite taking good care of our skin, this is something that ends up happening due to the long periods of time that are used, because although many people can carry out their activities from home, many others must leave their homes.
What diseases does it cause?
Some people have had problems with acne, dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, among others. This became known thanks to a publication made in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatologists, in which it was assured that at least 83 percent of health workers in China had suffered skin problems due to the prolonged use of such items, so that later it was learned that other people around the world also began to suffer the same problems.
Each person’s skin is different and the symptoms vary, but it is necessary to pay attention if you have dry skin, peeling, extreme sensitivity, itching, redness and rashes, especially in the areas of contact with the mask such as nose, cheeks, area of lips and chin.
The key is in the care
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should begin to take greater care of your skin to avoid such problems and keep your skin always radiant.
- What type of mask are you using? Although only you can tell what type of mask you will use, dermatologists recommend using one hundred percent cotton mask, this way your skin will breathe a little.
- Upgrade your skin care: Many of us already follow a fairly strict skincare routine, but if not, you should start doing it; wash your face at least 2 times a day and especially remove from your routine all fragranced products as they irritate the skin.
- Does not wear makeup: We love to look pretty but if we wear a mask all day outside the home, it is better not to use makeup so that your pores do not clog and sweat less.
If necessary, see a specialist
It is normal to have some skin problems or suffer certain acne breakouts, especially during the time prior to the period, but if the outbreak is constant and does not go away, it is best that you go to your dermatologist, to determine what is what happens and how you can control it and take care of your skin.