August 14, 2020 | 9:34 am
Our best defense against COVID-19 is wearing face masks together with practicing hand hygiene and social distancing. The importance of wearing face masks cannot be stressed enough. It shields the nose and mouth to lower the chances of getting and transmitting the virus.
With regular wearing of face masks being the new norm, skin problems from wearing it arise.
Wearing masks subjects our skin to constant pressure and friction, thereby causing irritation. It also exposes the covered skin to higher temperatures, trapped sweat, and more bacteria and microorganisms from our noses and mouths. These factors may trigger breakouts, irritation and other skin problems.
Things you can do to protect your skin:
It is best to be guided by experts in dealing with skin conditions. Set your appointment with our dermatologists! You may visit http://findadoctor.dlshsi.edu.ph/ or call (046) 481-8000 or (02) 8988-3100 locals 2001 / 1206 for the clinic schedules.
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