Itching, redness, and even wounds are all the consequences of constantly wearing a medical mask. Doctors recommend changing it every three to four hours. But if that doesn’t help, what to do?
Tatyana Gavrilyuk’s face suffered from constant exposure to a medical mask. The girl wears it for eight hours at work in the office and transport and the store. From this, a rash appeared – along the contour of the face, and especially on the chin, and also the neck began to itch.
“A mask is my daily attribute. It rubs, you can’t get away from it – you have to wear it, but a rash appears on the face,” says Tatiana. She tried to dry out the inflammation, and vice versa – gave more moisture, but everything was useless.
From the prolonged wearing of masks, protective screens, and glasses, not only a rash appears, but scars. Dermatologist Natalya Podkolozina tells how to get rid of the unpleasant consequences of the mask regime.
Before putting on the mask, it is better to wash your face. “If you do not have this opportunity, there are antiseptic napkins without alcohol (do not confuse napkins with the topic that we wipe our hands). If there are none, you need to take chlorhexidine and wipe the area where we wear our mask,” the doctor advises.
After washing, be sure to apply a moisturizer, depending on your skin type. The procedure should be repeated 2-3 hours after changing the mask. If there is makeup on the face, wipes with a matting effect will help reduce the effects. If the rash has already appeared, the dermatologist advises to include additional products in-home care.
“When we already have damage, the flora has already got there, we have pustular eruptions – we use drying components in active cosmetics, such as acids,” says Natalya. This is usually salicylic acid (not to be confused with salicylic alcohol).
At night, an intensive moisturizing based on hyaluronic acid will not be superfluous. And don’t forget about lip care.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle