With the spread of the pandemic, wearing of masks is not only lifesaving but also mandatory. However, it comes with a set of protocols that must be followed.
In addition to wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizers is equally important. However, the constant wearing of masks can also cause some skin problems.
The mask may trap oil and sweat deposits from the skin or cause a collection of stale breath in the mask. Cotton material is best for masks, as it allows proper ventilation and traps less moisture that builds up from breathing and sweating.
Synthetic materials should not be used to make masks. The mask should also fit properly so that it provides adequate protection and should not be too tight. With cotton masks, you can wash them easily and dry them in the sun.
The constant wearing of masks can also lead to skin irritation, due to collection of stale air, carbon dioxide, even saliva and mucous inside the masks. It can even lead to a kind of dermatitis, which will need medical attention. The constant wearing of masks can also cause lack of humidity and dryness of the skin around the mouth area. Yet another problem is that the mask trapping oil and sweat deposits from the skin can lead to an acne condition. For rashes and allergic reactions, it is better to consult a dermatologist.
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