1.Skin Marks or Cracks
Wearing masks (especially KN95 masks) for a long time, the skin is rubbed while being pressed by the rear straps and nose clips of the fixed mask. The back of the ears, the bridge of the nose, cheeks, and cheekbones have become the hardest-hit areas.
To avoid strangulation, the easiest way is to change to a mask of suitable size, material, and type:
Don’t wear KN95 Masks
Although KN95 masks are the first choice for protection against the COVID-19, disposable medical masks are sufficient in places where people are not too crowded, such as supermarkets, vehicles, offices, and open outdoors. KN95 masks will tighten the facial skin and easily cause damage; disposable medical masks exert less pressure on the skin. If the skin behind the ear is severely damaged, you can choose a head-mounted mask to reduce friction and pressure on the skin behind the ear.
Reduce mask-wearing time appropriately
Before wearing the mask, apply moisturizer to areas where the pressure of the mask is high to reduce irritation.
Choose the right size of the mask
Generally, masks have three sizes of S, M, and L. You can choose the appropriate mask size according to the size of your face and head. Before wearing the mask, adjust the elasticity of the mask to avoid pressure marks caused by the elastic band of the mask.
When wearing a mask, the skin under the mask is always in a muggy and humid environment; this environment will accelerate the reproduction of bacteria and other microorganisms such as Propionibacterium acnes, horse sale bacterium, mites, etc. It will also destroy the water-oil balance of the facial skin and cause the skin Dry, oily, acne. People with sensitive skin may even experience contact dermatitis, erythema, pimples, and redness and itching on the face.
To solve the problems of acne and allergies, ventilation and medicine are most needed:
After wearing a mask for a period of time, the outer surface will absorb a lot of dust, bacteria, and other pollutants in the air; therefore, after removing the mask, you need to protect the inner surface of the mask from pollution and do not leave it anywhere. The dampness in the mask can cause germs to grow and stimulate the surface of the skin to cause allergies; therefore, when the mask is wet, it should be replaced in time. If there is no mask replacement, you can also hang the mask in a ventilated place for next use.
If you have a lot of acne and it is difficult to deal with it, it is best to seek the help of a professional doctor and use the medicine under the guidance of a doctor.
3.Stuffy, Dizziness, Chest Tightness
Wearing multi-layer masks will increase the burden of breathing, and wearing multi-layer masks will not enhance the protective effect, but will affect wearing comfort. Choose the appropriate mask and wear it correctly according to your environment and physical condition. It is not necessary to wear masks in homes, well-ventilated places with a low density of people.