The best masks to wear to keep your skin healthy

Wearing a mask when out in public or unable to social distance is incredibly important when it comes to stopping the spread of coronavirus during this global pandemic. Dr. Michael C. Margulies and his team at Margulies Dermatology can help by educating patients on the best tips for mask wearing. Below are a few recommendations regarding masks that can assist in ensuring patients are wearing the best masks for healthier skin.

  • Ensure a snug but comfortable fit. Masks should fit snug but not be uncomfortable to wear. It needs to fit snug to offer the best protection. This means fitting close to the skin across the nose, on the left and right side, and underneath the chin. Wearing a mask that fits properly will also reduce skin issues, as masks that are not snug can irritate the skin and can cause patients to mess with their mask more often, transferring germs.
  • Ensure at least two layers of fabric. Two layers, at least, provide the best protection against the spread and contraction of coronavirus. It is also important to utilize fabrics such as cotton, which can be less problematic for the skin. Avoid using synthetic fabrics such as rayon, polyester, or nylon which can lead to increased breakouts.
  • Consider product use. Whenever possible, avoid wearing makeup when wearing a mask. Additionally, be sure to use products that are not drying to the skin and lips, and consider the use of lip balms to keep lips moist and avoid chapping.

Are you still struggling with skin concerns after mask wearing?

Protection from the coronavirus is still incredibly important in maintaining good health while avoiding the spread during this world-wide pandemic. However, if you are wearing the right mask and still dealing with issues such as dryness, acne, or clogged pores, it might be time to consult with a dermatologist to determine what skincare products to use to address these concerns. Dr. Michael C. Margulies of Margulies Dermatology in Miami, Florida is pleased to help. He encourages new patients to book an appointment at his practice to determine if further product use can reduce the likelihood of problems associated with mask wearing. Call (305) 595-0393 to request a consultation appointment at 8940 North Kendall Drive, Suite #704E.