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Regular Use of Face Masks Can Lead to Skin Irritation & Damage

Regular Use of Face Masks Can Lead to Skin Irritation & Damage

It is essential that the face mask fit to the wearer’s face perfectly as they should wrap up tightly around the nose, ensuring to offer maximum protection. Especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it turns mandatory to cover your face with a mask precisely to stay safe from this fatal virus. However, with such a fast-paced, stressful, pollution surrounding, and hot environment, regular usage of face masks can further lead to discomfort, causing skin damage. According to Dr. Jangid who is one of the best dermatologists in Delhi NCR, “Often the wearers sweat underneath the masks that cause friction. It leads to pressure damage on the cheeks and nose. Skin tearing can also occur which can lead to potential infection.” Normally, dressing a wound can help minimize further damage to prevent infection. However, in this case, a dressing might cause the mask to not fit appropriately, thus increasing the risk of infection. Realizing that the requirement of face masks will continue to surge in the coming time, especially post lockdown, Dr. Jangid emphasizes on some best ways for treating and preventing skin irritation from face masks.

Choose a Good Fabric for your Mask

Whether you use a home-made mask or purchase one from any retailer, the fabric is always a crucial factor that you should be keeping in mind before buying and wearing one. Experts including Dr. Jangid suggest that synthetic fabric should be avoided, hence picking up something which is soft and natural like cotton.

It’s Time to Put Aside your Makeup for a While

Even if you’re going to apply makeup on your skin, wearing the mask will eventually remove it, thus rubbing it against your skin. Therefore, it is suggested to give your makeup routine rest for a while as a matter of fact that no one is paying attention to your skin right now during this pandemic. So, let your skin breathe while wearing a mask. As per Dr. Jangid’s expertise, wearing masks above makeup can result in occlusion of oil pores and glands, potentially making breakouts worse.

Switch to Good Cleansers or Exfoliators

This is perhaps the most crucial time to take care of your skin than ever. Go babying your skin for keeping your skin protected by using ultra-gentle skin cleansers and moisturizers. Remember to avoid using harsh facial cleansers that can easily disrupt the outer layer of the skin, especially during the course of wearing masks constantly. It further can lead to the dryness of the skin, causing inflammation as well. Eventually all these factors in a combined form can develop skin irritation while the mask sits on your face for hours.

Wash your Face on a Regular Basis

Before wearing and putting off the mask, it is thoroughly recommended to wash your hands properly before washing your face. Consider using a foaming cleanser that can remove oil more effectively than other available options. Else, you can also use normal facewash available at your place to wash your wash before and after taking off your mask. Ensure to spend at least 2-3 minutes washing your face for removing all the dirt gathered. After all, protecting yourself and others at the end of the day is the number one priority. And maintaining a firm skin barrier helps any sort of infection along with the spread of viruses or bacteria. For such relevant information, stay tuned with Dr. Jangid, an expert and one of the best dermatologists in Delhi NCR.

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