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Maskne – What is it?

Since the CDC announced that face-coverings prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have come to notice some unwanted side effects.


Acne or other skin irritation that results from wearing a mask, especially a medical, N95, or cloth face mask. Maskne trended during the outbreak of COVID-19 due to the widespread wearing of face masks to protect against the coronavirus.

What can you do to help prevent Maskne or any other irritations from your mask? Lung Center of America is here to help!

  1. Cleanse and moisturize your face daily. Be sure to use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser.

  2. Applying a moisturizer will add a protective layer that will help with dryness.

  3. Pick the right mask. Make sure your mask has a snug, but comfortable fit. Cotton masks that are soft and natural are the most delicate types of masks for your skin. In addition, make sure your mask has at least 2 layers of fabric.

  4. Don’t forget to wash your cloth masks! It is important to keep your cloth masks clean and dry. Be sure not to use scented laundry soaps or any addition scent-boosters.

  5. Don’t forget about your lips! Applying petroleum jelly a few times a day will also aid in keeping your skin hydrated.

Let’s face it…we will take Maskne ANY DAY over COVID-19, but let’s be as comfortable as possible!

More questions? Contact Julie at LCOA and we will be glad to assist you.

Julie Eversole

Lung Center of America

Operations Manager



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