How to avoid breakouts from wearing a mask

Skin condition colloquially called 'macne' by dermotologists

Some people are reporting having skin issues that could be linked to the frequent use of masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some people are reporting having skin issues that could be linked to the frequent use of masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

DETROIT – Some people are reporting having skin issues that could be linked to the frequent use of masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical experts all agree wearing a mask is critically important, but wearing a mask -- especially the same one over and over -- can create skin issues.

The best advice is to clean your mask. If you can’t do that regularly, wear a disposable mask and see your doctor if your skin issue becomes a real problem.

You can watch Hank Winchester’s full story in the video posted above.


About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.