How to avoid skin problems when wearing a face mask

KUALA LUMPUR: Since it will be compulsory to wear a mask in public places from Aug 1, doctors have advised on the dos and don’ts of using such coverings to avoid skin problems.General practitioner Dr Jim Loi said he had seen 30 cases of issues such as acne and dry and flaky skin in the last two weeks due to the use of face masks.

To avoid such issues, doctors advised people to observe good hygiene, apply a suitable moisturiser on the face and hands to prevent dryness and irritation, replace disposable masks often and ensure that fabric masks were regularly cleaned.Women should also not put on too much make-up under the mask to prevent acne breakouts.

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