Almost a year into the Covid-19 pandemic and cases of the coronavirus continue to surge. New variants of the virus have emerged that appear to spread from person to person more easily. Research suggested that widespread mask-wearing can curb infections and deaths and some experts are even recommending people to double up on masks.

The best masks are N95s, which are designed with ultrahigh filtration efficiency. Since the N95s are in short supply for health workers, who need them to safely treat patients, layering two less specialized masks on top of each other can provide better protection.

However, any and all face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19, especially until a large part of the population is vaccinated. The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.

Thanks to the coronavirus, we’ve seen an increase in the number of patients experiencing acne caused by wearing a face mask; also known as: Maskne. However, a few simple changes to your mask-wearing and skin-care routine can make a big difference in getting rid of and preventing maskne. Click here to read some simple tips recommended by Dr. Monique Cohn.

The arrival of the vaccine is a major turning point in the pandemic so stay strong and keep wearing your mask! If you develop any skin issues because of wearing a mask, give us a call at  330-425-7600 to set up an appointment in Twinsburg or we can treat you by telemedicine.