Wearing a mask frequently can lead to the appearance of muzzle pills, which has become a necessity these days due to the spread of the contagious Corona virus.
The dermatologist at Nadara Skin, Cosmetic and Laser Center in Hurghada provides the best treatment for these diseases.
In this article, we will learn about the causes of the appearance of these pills, and what are the effective treatments and medicines to get rid of them?
What are mask pills?
Health experts agreed that wearing a mask is one of the most important things that contribute to preventing the spread of infection.
They can prevent respiratory droplets from potentially ill people from being released into the air, where they can be inhaled by healthy people.
But with this necessary safety step, some new skin problems emerged as a result of skin irritation from the muzzle.
This problem is called “maskini” which is a term used to describe acne in the area where they wear a mask.
The result of imprisoning dirt or oils in the pores of the skin appears through the growth of microorganisms on the skin.
Wearing it can also cause skin diseases such as rosacea.
Causes of the appearance of muzzle pills?
Increased pressure on the mask causes the appearance of acne associated with the mask, with a mixture of friction, blockage, or pressure.
Constant rubbing of the skin can cause the skin to become rougher, which contributes to skin irritation.
This leads to disruption of the skin barrier, which is exacerbated by the fact that it is a chronic inflammatory disease.
Stress also causes breakouts as a result of hormonal responses to stress.
Miliaria, also known as heat rash, can cause increased blockage and sweating under the mask, which contributes to breakouts.
This is caused by a local change in the skin microbiome as the skin is exposed to:
- High levels of carbon dioxide.
- increased humidity;
- higher temperatures.
- More and more bacteria and microorganisms from the mouth and respiratory tract.
Miliaria gag pills are more immunologically complex, increasing the production of bacteria and sweat salts in the skin openings where they do not belong.
Irritant contact dermatitis can increase the risk of developing a skin infection, causing pimples and an outbreak of the herpes virus.
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Complications of wearing a mask
Wearing a lot of the muzzle can cause not only the appearance of muzzle pills, but some bruises on the face and appear in the following symptoms:
- Redness of the skin in the places where the mask is worn.
- Ulcers in the skin.
- The occurrence of open wounds in the skin.
Therefore, the dermatologist recommends the Freshness Center for Dermatology, Cosmetics and Laser in Hurghada to use medical types of bandages to protect the skin from exposure to wounds.
Complications can also appear in the occurrence of skin sensitivity as a normal reaction from frequent wearing a mask.
Mask pills sometimes cause facial scarring, when the pimples penetrate the skin and damage the deeper layers.
This causes skin inflammation, which contributes to enlarged skin pores and the appearance of black or white heads.
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What are the ways to get rid of muzzle pills?
You can follow skin care methods while wearing a mask:
- Skin Moisturizing
Skin irritation with a mask is most common along the nose line, and the cheeks, where the flexible nosepiece can be held in place.
This can be reduced by using a thicker moisturizer such as Aquaphor.
This increases the skin's barrier function, or provides lubrication for the mask's junction with the skin.
Some other lighter moisturizers can ideally be used for acne like retinol, and products containing sulfur.
It also contributes to removing excess dirt and oils that may clog the pores of the face.
You should not put cosmetic products under the mask, as it contributes to increasing skin disorders.
- Skin exfoliation and cleansing
After removing the mask, you should clean your skin gently with a hygienic lotion.
A buildup of oil, dead skin cells, and other debris can irritate the skin, so exfoliating and cleansing your skin prevents breakouts.
Doctors also recommend drying the skin, and avoiding direct exposure to sunlight to avoid the dangers of ultraviolet rays.
- Use of medicines
The dermatologist at Freshness Skin, Cosmetic and Laser Center in Hurghada can prescribe some medications for you in cases of moderate to severe exacerbations.
And you should receive the appropriate treatment for your skin, as ignoring the appearance of these pimples leads to more serious skin problems.
Doctors recommend the use of medications containing steroids, andglutathione (It is an antioxidant that the body makes naturally.)
They also contain some antiviral properties that help the skin fight infections, and activate the body's innate immune response.
Medications containing glutathione can be used by spraying it onto the skin (so that your hands do not have to touch the face), and it is available in spray form.
You can apply it in the middle of the day on the skin or over sunscreen, as well as make-up.
Retinoids (vitamin A derivatives) contribute to the treatment.
You can resort to applying some medical masks if your skin tends to be more oily or prone to irritation.
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General tips for wearing a mask
When possible, you can keep the mask away from your face to give your skin a period of rest.
You may be able to do this if you are away from people, in your car, or with family members.
The dermatologist at Nadara Skin, Cosmetic and Laser Center in Hurghada recommends making cleaning the masks, especially made of cloth, a routine.
If you use this type of mask (cloth), the best choice may be those made of cotton.
If some pimples appear on your face as a result of wearing the mask, do not press on it to avoid further damage to the skin.
This may increase the recovery or recovery time from these pesky muzzle pills.
Use cleansers that contain salicylic acid to help unclog pores.
If you need to, you can use benzoyl peroxide cream at a concentration of 2.5 to 5%.
This cream is one of the best options that cleans the skin and leaves it moisturized.
The dermatologist in Hurghada suggests that you use some light serums with hyaluronic acid.
This acid boosts moisture for any skin type, including acne-prone skin.
You should apply sunscreen when you go out, in which case the SPF can help soothe your skin from irritation.
The sunscreen contains the active ingredient zinc oxide, which provides protection from the sun's rays, and protects the skin from the appearance of muzzle pimples.
Oil-free moisturizers should be applied to the skin several times a day as this will reduce the resulting inflammation.
It is preferable that this lotion be free of alcoholic substances, or substances that irritate the skin such as parabens.
Do not try new skin care products until after consulting with dermatologists at the Freshness Center in order to avoid any allergic reaction to these products.
You can use some antibiotics such as clindamycin and erythromycin to prevent the formation of surface bacteria that aggravate the muzzle pill.
Mask pills treatment
If medications and other treatment methods do not succeed in improving the effects of pimples as a result of wearing a mask, dermatologists at the Freshness Center may resort to the following:
The laser is primarily used to treat acne scars, as it conducts heat into the scarring collagen under the skin.
This depends on the body's wound healing response to produce new, healthy collagen.
This treatment uses special chemicals to remove the top layer of old skin.
As the layers are removed, the new skin that grows in it will be smoother and can lighten the scars formed as a result of pimples.
In conclusion, do not worry about the appearance of muzzle pills, the dermatologist at the Freshness Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser in Hurghada is working on treating you with the best types of medicines or modern technologies.
Visit our medical center and get rid of these annoying pills and their effects that make you lose self-confidence.
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