by wearing face masks for long periods of time, we may see conditions such as acne Mechanica.
Acne Mechanica is a form of acne caused by friction, heat, pressure, and lack of circulation. By continuously wearing a face mask for extended periods of time, we are now creating the perfect environment for acne to harbor bacteria due to sweltering conditions under the mask.
so how can we treat this?
- Avoid wearing makeup under your mask.
- Consider using a hyrdrating moisturizer to create a barrier.
- Wash your mask daily.
- Disinfect your mask with 70% isopropyl alchol.
- Don’t forget to use sunscreen containing zinc oxide!
Written by Esthetics Instructor, Ms. Tracie