Our hearts go out to all the workers who must wear a mask for many hours in a day. The likelihood of your face experiencing acne breakouts and irritation is high. Breakouts can be caused by bacteria buildup mixed with perspiration and sebum (oil). And, ill-fitting masks may cause chaffing and sore spots. Medical staff and first responders sadly often have additional issues, like bruising and tearing. We’ve all seen the horrifying photos.
Read on for our recommendations for keeping your skin safe and healthy during this trying time of mask wearing.