Irish Daily Mail
ARE YOU AT RISK OF MASK-ITIS?
WE SURELY all know by now about ‘maskne’ — acne that forms around the mouth and nose as a result of wearing face coverings. But ‘mask-itis’ is another skin condition caused by face masks.
The rubbing and friction can make skin inflamed, dry and flaky but should not be treated similarly to acne.
Dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross, who coined the term, says: ‘Instead, it needs a product that is soothing, decreases inflammation and rebalances skin. I recommend ones with superfoods, adaptogens and niacinamide.’
Lots of skincare products contain niacinamide, including Dr Dennis Gross Skincare B3Adaptive Superfoods Stress Rescue Super Serum (€86.50, lookfantastic.com) which even s and brighten skin.