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Is Your Face Mask Causing “Maskne”?

From inflammation with red rashes to tiny clusters of pimples located around the mouth and nose – its due to wearing face coverings!

Maskne is acne that is caused by wearing face covers or face masks for extended periods of time. When you blend together trapped breathe, sweat, dirt, make-up and/or skin oils, you end up with a hot, moist envirPrevent Acne Associated From Face Masks and Coversonment under your mask and this often leads to the risk of irritation.

While experts agree on the importance of wearing masks, as these can help slow the spread of infection, there are downsides for some people, especially those who must keep them on during full workdays, anyone with underlying skin conditions (e.g., acne or rosacea) or for individuals with sensitive skin.

Because so many people are wearing disposable face masks or reusable type face covers because of pandemic requirements, skin problems like rashes, sores, acne or other irritations around the mouth and nose regions are becoming prevalent.

The inner lining of the mask typically contacts the skin causing friction and irritation across the nasal bridge, behind the ears, under the chin and around the lips. This happens because masks are worn tight which is well-intended but it can strangulate the skin.

Unrealistic Remedies

Some medical professionals suggest using topical ointments such as zinc oxide to create a barrier layer in places where the mask will rub against the skin. But let’s face it, applying moisturizer or other ointments throughout the busy work day is unrealistic. That is, IF you remember to grab it along with your cell phone, face covering, purse/wallet, sanitizer and car keys!

Prevent the Spread

A major hurdle in PPE compliance is making sure employees actually wear their protective gear.  Specifically made for individuals suffering from skin irritations, Fluidsheild® masks  feature proprietary So-Soft® technology on two skin-mask contact points - the inner lining AND the ear-loops. So-Soft® uses Kleneex® brand facial tissue technology for an ultra soft and silky smooth hypoallergenic  inner lining that reduces skin irritations and reactions making them ideal for extended wear. Alpha Protech® PFL® Magic Arch® Twist Seal® Respirators and Maytex® Comfort Arch™ masks also boast non-irritating inner layer ideal for sensitive skin types. It’s important to continue wearing a mask, even when it causes skin irritation. Wearing a disposable face mask properly can help reduce the potential of infection for patients and for medical professionals. Now you can keep your skin feeling comfortable and refreshed while doing your part to prevent the spread. All you need to do is tap the link and...

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