Harmful effects on skin for wearing masks and gloves all-day

The world is facing crises because of COVID-19, and many countries are under lockdown situation because LOCKDOWN is considered to be a good practice in slowing the spread of coronavirus around the globe. However, still, there are numerous reasons to go out of your place. After all, multiple times, we can not skip going out, so in that case, wearing a face mask and gloves considered the necessary preventive measure.

Here I am discussing some harmful effects of wearing a face mask and gloves for too long and it’s countermeasures:


  1. Skin Allergy


Sometimes the people might experience skin allergies because of wearing gloves for too long because the latex reacts with your skin, and you might feel itching or rash, which is irritating.

But the worst part is that there is no specific solution for latex allergies so, the doctor might prescribe antihistamines for treatment of your symptoms. But the best way to get rid of is avoidance, or you can wear cotton gloves under plastic latex gloves if this is getting out of control.

According to research, 36% of people reported skin allergies.

Let’s have a look at methods to prevent skin allergies:


  • Take apple cider vinegar and warm water in equal quantity, mix them, and apply with a cotton bud.
  • Mix baking soda with an equal amount of cold water and apply
  • Use virgin coconut oil
  • Mix 5-6 drops of peppermint oil and mix with coconut oil or olive oil and apply
  • Blend a bunch of tulsi (Holi Basil) leaves and apply
  • Take fresh leaves of Neem, blend it and apply


  1. You might experience dryness, itching, and irritation


The substance used in the manufacturing of face masks might not irritate you in the beginning, but if you wear them for long, it might cause redness and rashes. So, you must make sure you stay within the guideline timings of the product to avoid any issues. But if still, it makes your skin dry, you can use some home remedies to let down the risks for damage of your skin. According to research, 51% of people reported itching and dryness worldwide.

Here’s how to mitigate the risk:


  • Use Sunflower seed oil
  • Use Coconut oil
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Apply a mixture of yogurt and honey
  • Use aloe vera
  • Massage softly


  1. Acne


Wearing a surgical mask for too long might start with itching or irritation, but because sweat and oil comes out of your skin and stays for long under the face mask and it can lead to inflammation and acne breakouts. So, if you are facing acne problem, you can mitigate the risks by some of the methods mentioned below:


  • Apply apple cider vinegar with a cotton bud before going to bed
  • Take zinc supplements
  • Apply honey and cinnamon powder mask
  • Use tea tree oil
  • Apply green tea on your skin
  • Moisturize with aloe Vera












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