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Do You Have Maskne?

Here's what to do about 'maskne.'

mysanantonio.com - Wearing a mask helps keep you and others healthy when it comes to covid-19. But it can have a harmful effect on your face, leading to skin irritations or acne. In fact, breakouts caused by masks have become so prominent that the word "maskne" has even been added to the Urban Dictionary. "Virtually all skin types will see some form of irritation from wearing a face mask if they are wearing them for extended amounts of time each day," said Dendy Engelman, a dermatologic surgeon in New York.

 

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