Wearing a mask & skin problems.
Nowadays, wearing a mask when going out has become commonplace, and not wearing a mask is like running naked. The weather in Perth is hot and dry, and the ultraviolet rays are also strong. Wearing a mask for a long time will make the skin extremely delicate, and it will also cause various skin problems, such as dry skin and acne.
1. Dry skin
When wearing a mask, the water exhaled from the mouth and nose cannot be evaporated in time, making the skin surface in a humid and warm state, causing the stratum corneum to swell, damaging the cell barrier, and weakening the skin's ability to lock water. In this case, you should do a good job of moisturizing the skin, apply moisturizing lotion and lip balm frequently, but do not choose too thick and greasy one, so as not to cause the skin to be airtight.
2. Contact dermatitis
Some people have sensitive skin and have allergic to the mask material, causing itching, erythema. erosion and blisters in severe cases. Mild cases can be relieved by applying ointment under the guidance of a doctor. If there is no improvement within a week, it is necessary to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and take oral medication if necessary.
3. Mask scratches
Wearing a mask that is too tight for a long time will always put pressure on the back of the ears, cheekbones and cheeks, and the bridge of the nose, resulting in abrasions, and in severe cases, local hematomas or blisters may occur. In this case, it should be replaced with a mask with moderate elasticity; if the skin is damaged, the ointment should be applied externally to prevent infection; during this period, the skin should be cleaned and moisturized to prevent the skin from being rubbed.
4. Acne worsens
Wearing a mask can increase the local temperature and humidity aggravate the acne problem. In addition, the skin is compressed and the opening of the sebaceous glands is blocked, thereby breeding acne. In this case, the mask should be changed frequently. Drying the sweat before changing the mask and applying moisturizing lotion can improve the protective function of the skin and prevent the skin from being irritated by sweat and friction. Seek medical attention as soon as possible in severe cases.
When wearing a mask indoors, under the premise of ensuring safety, take off the mask every 2 hours to allow the skin to breathe. During this period, you should pay attention to a light diet and stay away from high-fat, high-calorie and high-sugar foods to avoid facial sebaceous gland dysfunction. Clean the skin reasonably, and apply moisturizer in time after washing your face to protect the stratum corneum of the skin. Do not use creams and ointments that are too thick or oily, and try not to wear heavy makeup.