The British “Mirror” newspaper quoted the American dentist, Jeffrey Solitser, as saying that “covering your mouth and nose for long periods affects your breathing and forces you to breathe more through your mouth.” And he continued, explaining that this affects the moisture in the mouth, and can cause it to dry out, which in turn may lead to an increase in susceptibility to gum disease, tooth decay and suffering from bad breath.
And according to the British newspaper report that wearing a mask can also cause skin problems such as facial pimples, rashes and itching.
Girish Mohan, a dermatologist at a specialized medical center in the United States of America, explained that masks are a great way to protect ourselves and others from the risk of infection with “Corona”, but it can affect the health of the skin, as it is every time during inhalation and exhalation. Moisture builds up and the mask locks in on the skin of the face.
To keep the skin healthy, a doctor recommends using a fragrance-free cleanser followed by a fragrance-free moisturizer as well; Women are also advised to avoid using cosmetics on the areas covered by the protective mask, as this can be an additional factor in skin irritation.