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Mask Wearing = Increase In Spots?

13 replies

PseudoSudocrem · 11/10/2020 06:15

Anyone else finding this? I've suddenly got loads of spots on my chin and lower face. I have to wear a mask most days for work, for long periods of time.

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FourPlasticRings · 11/10/2020 06:16

Try a different mask type? Maybe you're sensitive to something in the one you're using at the moment.

PracticingPerson · 11/10/2020 06:18

It hasn't happened to me but it is common, have read lots of articles.

sashh · 11/10/2020 06:24


When I first started working in cath labs and operating theatres I got loads, your skin does seem to get used to it though and in a couple of weeks I was OK.

Livebythecoast · 11/10/2020 06:39

Yes, definitely! Loads of spots on my chin 😷. I work in the NHS and have to wear the blue ones so can't try out others. I've never really suffered with them, even as a teenager. Its a catch 22 cos the mask covers them but the mask is causing them 🙈

eurochick · 11/10/2020 07:26

Yep. I've had awful mask spots.

FrenchFancie · 11/10/2020 07:31

No, but I’m fortunate in that I can wear cloth masks at work and I was them in sensitive skin non bio liquid and give them an extra rinse.
I have a colleague who always wears the blue disposable ones and she has said hers gives her spots

Ilikewinter · 11/10/2020 07:37

Yes i have, I've had to stop putting make up on my chin and I dab on tea tree and witch hazel frequently. I also use a tt and wh face mask weekly. This has worked for me!

fairydustandpixies · 11/10/2020 07:44

Yes, me too! I'm actually glad of the mask now to hide them!

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow · 11/10/2020 07:47

My son's cystic acne has re-emerged after being under control for ages mainly under his mask.

Blankiefan · 11/10/2020 08:39

It's a thing - google maskne!

Doje · 11/10/2020 08:56

Me too. Not spotty, but I've got a bit of irritable skin in my chin that has flared up. The last time it did this was after I had DS1 6 years ago.

MrsCrosbyNRTB · 11/10/2020 08:58

I have to wear one for 12 hour shifts and my chin is spottier than when I was a hormonal teenager Hmm

ProudAuntie76 · 11/10/2020 09:00

I keep getting big boils on the areas which the mask covers (smaller spots on chin, big ones on the side). I can only wear the blue disposable ones.

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