DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20221584

Facial mask-related acne during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: a literature review

Natalia Jennifer Handika

Abstract


The global COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to the need to use personal protective equipment such as masks, among healthcare professionals and the general public. Regular long time wearing of mask during this pandemic has resulted in increased incidence of acne flare, which the term maskne or mask acne has emerged. This literature review discussed current knowledge of maskne, the factors predisposing person to developing maskne, some strategies which may prevent maskne and its effects.


Keywords


Mask, Acne, Maskne, COVID-19, Skin

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