COVID-19 Series: Maskne Management Tip #1

Wearing protective face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 might cause or exacerbate acne, redness, and skin irritation. The term “maskne” is to describe skin irritation resulting from daily wearing of mask. As face masks become a part of our daily life, we’ll be sharing a series of tips to prevent your skin from being collateral damage.


Wash your reusable mask frequently and store them in a clean place, such as a zip lock bag or small box. This way, your mask won’t pick up more dirt and bacteria after you’ve washed it, or when you’re not using it. Remember to wash the storage bag/box frequently too!

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