1-How did the use of the mask we started with the Covid-19 process affect our skin?
-I wish you all a good week. This process, pandemic -Covid-19, increasing anxiety, financial and moral problems, frustrated expectations, future worries of children and young people about life are perhaps the hardest test in our lives and affect our skin.
In this process, the measures we have to take for our health; especially negatively affected our skin health. The use of masks is the most basic way to protect against viruses. We even have to use a mask. Both for our own health and the health of others. Using masks significantly increased acne formation especially in young people and children. Black spots, oil buttons, and acne have started to appear even in people who have never had acne before. We also observe an increase in seborrheic dermatitis, which is seen with the increase in fat on the skin caused by stress.
2-What should we do to get the least damage from these effects?
It is useful to consult a skin doctor to get the least damage from these effects. Thus, we learn in the most accurate way what we need to use for both the treatment of our existing acne and for protection.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a stress-triggered condition with redness and scaling on the face, which bothers the patient very much, and during this period, the serious increase in the complaints of the patients began to be seen not only on the face but also on the scalp and body.
For this reason, the best way is to be in contact with your dermatologist.
3-Summer months are approaching, what would you suggest?
In the summer months, the temperature increases due to the season, and we have to continue using masks. Since the use of masks increases the formation of oily and acne, it is very important to use the right product, wash our face at the right frequency, and know what to use.
Since the needs of each skin are different, the healthiest way is to be in contact with our doctor. Since the forehead and other areas of the face outside the mask are exposed to the sun and the underside of the mask does not see the sun, there may be color differences and blemishes on the face. For this reason, I would like to emphasize the importance of using sunscreen.
4-Did the stress of the pandemic affect our skin?
During this period, an increase was observed in all stress-related skin diseases. In addition, hand eczema has increased significantly due to frequent hand washing and disinfectants. Unfortunately, stress is most expressed in the skin in our body. All skin diseases triggered by stress such as psoriasis, vitiligo, hives, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and acne have increased. For this reason, the best way is to be in contact with a good dermatologist.
Let us be endlessly patient and calm to get through this period. Despite everything, let’s think well and hug life and the whole world with love. Stay calm …