Wearing Masks Giving You Acne?
Article We are experiencing unprecedented times. Face masks have become a necessity. Countries are taking different approaches to ensure people continue to wear face masks, particularly in crowded areas. However, wearing face masks come with their own issues, with a common problem faced by many being mask-induced acne. If you are getting acne triggered by wearing masks, you are not alone. Complaints about mask induced acne are very common, so much so that it has received its own nomenclature – ‘Maskne’. 1 Maskne is not a new phenomenon though. In 2003, when Singapore was fighting the deadly SARS virus, it was a common phenomenon among healthcare professionals. This kind of acne, caused by sweat and oil trapped inside the mask, is a frequent occurrence in hot and humid climatic areas such as Malaysia.2 Let’s understand a few things about it and how you can protect your skin:
- The Common Skin Problems Associated With Masks:
- The Root Cause of ‘Maskne’:
- Choosing The Correct Mask Fabric:
- Recommended Skincare Routine:
- Getting Rid Of Those Stubborn ‘Maskne’ Scars: