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