How masking can irritate the skin and cause ‘maskne’

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie about how to prevent common skin problems caused by irritation from mask-wearing.

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How masking can irritate the skin and cause 'maskne'

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie about how to prevent common skin problems caused by irritation from mask-wearing.

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    L J says:

    FINALLY THIS IS BEING ADDRESSED! I HAVE HAD THE WORST ACNE SINCE PUBERTY BY WEARING MASKS

    Leah Gary says:

    Antibacterial soap…it’s a good thing. 🧼

    Leah Gary says:

    @Bryan You never had kids have you? A lot of them NEED muzzles!

    Lord bread says:

    Better then covid

    L J says:

    @Carpe Diem thanks webMD

    Carpe Diem says:

    @L J Ayurvedic teachings

    Anthony Jackson says:

    Welp, new excuse for work. I have been diagnosed with maskne 😂

    Douglas Swails says:

    The infant’s will be one with their mask 😷 growing up knowing only mask wearing. Strange new world, right out of a sci-fi flick .

    Eskimo John says:

    Yep. The psychological damage here is unprecedented on this generation. Of course this is ignored however.

    RNG BOY 13 says:

    https://youtu.be/VczUAmDwXYoTP-LINK TLWR940N – Router –

    Andrea Aldrich says:

    It’s normal in East Asia. I’m sure they will be facing more devastating things in the next 50 years than mask wearing.

    Shaun Stark says:

    Not to mention bacterial pneumonia, accerated dental decay, acidosis of the blood, confusion, brain fog, shortness of breath, etc

    Eskimo John says:

    @Andrea Aldrich
    It should never be “normal” anywhere

    Madre V. Por Vida says:

    Also causing Kids with eczema to have issues – lotions mix together: Gold bond diabetes mix it with cerave Sa then add Amlactin add some Eucerin put it on after removing mask 😷. If need be seal it with Vaseline if baby drools 🤤. Try to keep their mask off when you can as much as possible.

    K C says:

    Ooooor DONT PUT MASKS ON YOUR BABY.

    Fucking lunatics.

    Mother Rucker says:

    I’m sick of this 😩😩😩

    N. Pak says:

    We need to face up to the health problems in the homeland.

    I G says:

    Tea Tree oil, from the health food store. My son used it when COVID first hit and it did wonders. It smells but his face was back to normal. It will save you tons of money.

    DJ DaveRave aka Dave Gordon says:

    Good answer

    Augustin Sanchez says:

    I love looking at the ABC News YouTube Channel comment section, it’s pure comedy gold.

    Mason 美生 says:

    “Please wear a mask”

    “I can’t, I have a medical condition called maskne”

    Master Jay says:

    This medical condition only affects the graduates of Trump University who don’t know how to put a simple piece of cloth over their face

    WhatDumbassWouldPut TheirRealNameHere says:

    I live in Texas and NEVVVER wear a mask nor am I ever forced to. So, I never have to worry about this.

    Gurpal Singh says:

    I get mist on my spectacles when I breathe with the mask on.. any suggestions for that?

    Space Force Commander says:

    Place the nose pads of your spectacles on top of the mask to get a better seal.

    LogansBaya says:

    So, now we are concerned with personal appearance in the middle of a “pandemic”?!

    We live in such silly world!

    Lord bread says:

    The internet was was horrible idea

    Beautiful Rosemary says:

    I had maskne the first year. That’s why I don’t go into public spaces so I don’t have to wear one and use a clean one that’s disposable. They’re so annoying!

    JENNIFER- 🥂T[A]P Me!! to Have [𝐒]𝐄𝐗 With 𝐌𝐞 says:

    “Please wear a mask”

    “I can’t, I have a medical condition called maskne

    Cindy 💖 𝐹**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝒞𝒦 𝑀𝒴 Р𝑅𝟢𝐹𝐼𝐿Е says:

    Tea Tree oil, from the health food store. My son used it when COVID first hit and it did wonders. It smells but his face was back to normal. It will save you tons of money.

    Firecracker 2020 says:

    Anyone with common sense will read the warning label on the box!! They aren’t meant to be worn like that!

    Juana 𝓕**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝓒𝓚 𝓜𝓨 Р𝓡0𝓕𝓘𝓛Е says:

    Tea Tree oil, from the health food store. My son used it when COVID first hit and it did wonders. It smells but his face was back to normal. It will save you tons of money.

    Suzy 🔥 I WANT SЕХ 💋 F Uc_k me says:

    Tea Tree oil, from the health food store. My son used it when COVID first hit and it did wonders. It smells but his face was back to normal. It will save you tons of money.

    Kristy 🔞 𝗙**𝗖𝗞 Me! Check 𝗠𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶le 🔞 says:

    Tea Tree oil, from the health food store. My son used it when COVID first hit and it did wonders. It smells but his face was back to normal. It will save you tons of money.

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