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Skin problems

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Recommendations and Regulations

Wearing respirators or face masks may cause skin problems or worsen skin conditions, especially to those who already suffer from some skin condition such as acne, eczema, or rosacea.

If you suffer from any of the skin conditions stated above due to wearing protective equipment, please try a respirator or a face mask made out of a different material.

It is important to follow the correct hygiene routine while using face coverings – make sure to change your disposable face masks regularly and disinfect your reusable face masks thoroughly and regularly. Here is how to take care of your face mask and respirator.

It is also important to wash your face regularly and to use a suitable face moisturizer. If your skin condition does not get better, or it worsens, please contact your dermatologist who should be able to find the right solution for you. Thanks to new technologies, there are many gentle materials such as nanomaterials. These materials can be worn even by people with sensitive skin.

Respirators and face masks help us to reduce spreading of the virus, it is vital to protect ourselves by wearing them.