(CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a brand new time period, however it’s not a brand new idea. “Maskne” is a group of pores and skin problems brought on by irritation from a masks. And now it’s affecting greater than soccer gamers and frontline staff.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Lisa Pruett mentioned “maskne” is a typical grievance amongs her sufferers today.
“Undoubtedly we’re having sufferers are available in particularly for ‘maskne,’ after which I’m additionally having numerous sufferers who’re coming in for his or her annual pores and skin exams, and I’ve their take away their masks, after which they create it as much as me,” she mentioned.
She mentioned the record of contributing elements is lengthy similar to warmth and sweat, creating moisture trapped beneath a face masking.
“Micro organism and yeast like to develop in that surroundings,” Dr. Pruett mentioned.
Docs say one sort of masks isn’t higher or worse than every other in terms of “maskne.” They are saying an important issue is preserving them clear.
“You actually wish to consider your masks virtually like underwear. You actually wish to put on a brand new one day by day,” mentioned Dr. Pruett. “Should you put the identical one on day after day, you simply have extra elevated danger of irritation.”
She additionally mentioned when you don’t wash your face on a regular basis, now could be the time to begin. Use a mild cleanser morning and night time. You probably have a breakout, use an zits cleanser. And moisturize your pores and skin.
“The explanation why we inform you to moisturize is as a result of we’re wanting you to restore your pores and skin barrier that’s getting damaged down by the masks all day,” she mentioned.
All methods to mitigate the flare ups with mask-wearing in our foreseeable future.
“Masks are vital proper now, and we are able to handle the entire irritation,” she mentioned,