How To Prevent Acne Breakouts From Wearing Surgical Masks

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

Your face might begin to itch unbearably after donning a mask for a tad too long, so much so the temptation to simply rip it off altogether just to scratch around and breathe properly overwhelms - ever felt like that before? Well you are not alone, obviously.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify in many countries around the world, wearing surgical masks to guard against infections has become quite necessary. In fact, legislation requiring all individuals to do so whenever he/she is patronizing public spaces has since been enacted in Singapore.


Surgical masks no doubt are to a large extent effective in curbing the spread of the virus, then again uncomfortable side effects associated with prolonged use could give rise to Maskne, a novel form of acne caused by constant masking up. 


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