MASKNE: Mask-Induced Acne Flare During Coronavirus Disease-19. What is it and How to Manage it?

Authors

  • Laura Pauline Kosasih Department of Dermatology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2020.5388

Keywords:

Acne, MASKNE (Mask Acne), Coronavirus Disease-19

Abstract

The coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 is a global pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-CoV-2. Due to the rapid spread of the disease, several measures have been proposed to mitigate its transmission, including wearing a mask in certain circumstances. This new proposition leads to some novel skin adverse effects; one of them is acne flare. This particular outbreak has significantly affected people’s quality of life. In this minireview, a brief current knowledge of SARS-CoV-2 and its related-acne-flare, or popularly called as mask-acne (MASKNE), are discussed. This review aims to provide some information that may be helpful in opting for the most suitable management and treatment for each individual.

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2020-10-21

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Kosasih LP. MASKNE: Mask-Induced Acne Flare During Coronavirus Disease-19. What is it and How to Manage it?. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 21 [cited 2021 Oct. 24];8(T1):411-5. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5388