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A Dermatologist Recommends This For Face Mask Skin Irritation

While we are attempting to recover from the coronavirus and return to our normal routines, one aspect of our recovery is the precautions we must take to protect ourselves from infection.

Wearing a face mask when you leave the house is one example of such safety. These masks have wreaked havoc on our skin, but this havoc can be reversed!

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"Skin Irritation from Face Mask" overview

The acne generated by using a mask on a regular basis has been dubbed ‘masks’ because of its widespread frequency. If you wear a mask continuously, this can cause serious skin irritation. Wearing a skin-friendly face mask irritates the nasal bridge, behind the ears, and beneath the chin. The following are some of the skin issues that might be caused by wearing a face mask:
  • Acne-prone people should avoid wearing face masks because they may cause further outbreaks. Due to perspiration and dirt traps caused by prolonged coverage and lack of evaporation, masks obstruct and restrict hair follicles.
  • Dry skin, peeling, and itching- The heat of your breath trapped within dries your skin, causing redness, skin peeling, and itching. If you've ever been in cooler weather, you've probably seen how wearing a cap all the time makes your forehead dry. In the case of continuous use, a mask does the same thing.
  • Itchy rashes- If you wear a mask for an extended amount of time, it might cause rashes caused by allergic responses to formaldehyde, rubbers, metals, or glues in the mask.

What should we keep in mind when applying a face mask to our skin?

  • Don't fiddle with your mask all the time. The continuous movement against your skin causes friction, which damages your skin.
  • If possible, choose lighter colors for the reusable masks. Darker colors attract more light, resulting in increased sweating.
  • Softer fibers are preferable. Satin masks are also available and can be used.
  • Masks with a mesh screen on the inner surface should not be purchased. The mesh creates a mark on the face, and because of the smaller area of contact, it wears out faster than typical.

During quarantine, take special care of your facial skin to avoid skin irritation.

Let’s cut to the chase and share with you a few guidelines that expert dermatologists have been not just recommending but also implementing to avoid any skin damage caused by face masks. So, let’s get started!
  • To avoid transmitting germs or bacteria to your face, wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
  • Exfoliate your skin only as needed. You don't have to exfoliate or scrub your skin every other day just because you're at home. It might cause itchiness and soreness on the face.
  • Follow a proper CTM skin care routine (cleanse, tone, and moisturize)- while many people do this on a regular basis, it's even more important to cleanse and moisturize your face once you've removed the mask when you get home.
  • Use Chapstick to keep your lips moisturized. A honey lemon paste applied at the end of the day will keep your lips nourished for the rest of the day.
  • Probably No Makeup: Yes, because it's only your eyes that will be visible, so why bother?
  • Wearing the correct mask- one of the most crucial things to think about is the mask you're wearing.
  • Cleaning the cloth mask- If you choose to use a cloth mask, we recommend that you wash it after each usage to remove any dirt or dust that has accumulated on it.


Masks on the face have become the new normal. Even if the vaccination is available, it will be some time before people are allowed to leave the house without wearing masks. So, as we usually say, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Be sure to wear masks with lighter colors, softer fabrics, and wash them after each use. Take the extra time to care for skin, especially right after the mask comes off to avoid breakouts and irritation.


A Dermatologist Recommends This For Face Mask Skin Irritation

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