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7 silk face masks that are good for your skin and for staying safe

After a year of normalized face masks, scientists and medical experts across the country are studying which types of fabric are most effective at protecting us against the coronavirus. Notably, researchers are investigating silk. In September 2020, University of Cincinnati researchers showed that, when compared to cotton and polyester, silk is most effective at preventing small aerosol droplets from penetrating masks in a laboratory setting — including respiratory droplets that carry Covid-19 and are released when a person infected with the virus sneezes, coughs or talks. This is the primary way the coronavirus is spread from person to person, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Benefits of silk face masks

Finally, silk is known to be good for your skin. Michele Farber, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group, recommended silk pillowcases for acne-prone and sensitive skin, as it does not result in as much friction — and therefore irritation — as other fabrics. That guidance can now be applied to face masks.



Source : NBC News Shopping – 7 silk face masks that are good for your skin and for staying safe Edited By, Zoe Malin, Shop TODAY

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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