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Here’s how to avoid ‘mask burns,’ according to a dermatologist

When Carsyn Kohns posted a TikTok video showing the fragmented sunburn her sister got after forgetting sunscreen during her graduation, It’s unlikely she imagined it would rack up 1.3 million views. But as the summer approaches and many states continue to require mask-wearing, it seems that the caption Kohns added under the video is about to become increasingly important: “Wear sunscreen kids.”

Dr. Rina Mary Allawh, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group’s King of Prussia, Penn. office as well as a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, confirms that sunscreen is key in the coming months. “During the summer months, we are not only outdoors more than during the late fall and winter months, [but] in general we are exposed to more UVB rays as less of the UVB rays are absorbed by the ozone layer.”



Source : Yahoo! Life – Here’s how to avoid ‘mask burns,’ according to a dermatologist Edited By, Abby Haglage

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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