SC (WBTW) — “Maskne” is the new term for mask acne and it’s caused by wearing a face mask. Dermatologists at Grand Strand Dermatology in Myrtle Beach say they’ve seen it and that there are ways to treat it.
“So, bacteria and yeast like the humid months more so than the dry months to begin with, so we see a surge of a certain type of acne, certain types of yeast during the summer months. And the mask just seems to be accelerating that,” said Grand Strand Dermatologist, Dr. Holly Glover.
Dr. Glover and the staff at Grand Strand Dermatology say they even experienced acne caused by wearing a face mask themselves.
“Yes especially on my nose. I think the pressure here is playing a big role with the pressure associated with the “maskne” but I’ve just been continuing my daily facial routine as far as keeping it clean in the morning and night and using my products just to make sure everything stays as normal as possible in these crazy times,” said Nurse at Grand Strand Dermatology, Caroline Gleason.