Moisturizers and Cleansers in the Management of Skin Conditions Caused by Personal Protective Equipment and Frequent Handwashing

Sara Mirali, PhD; Patrick Fleming, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCDA; Charles W. Lynde, MD, FRCPC, DABD

Disclosures

Skin Therapy Letter. 2021;26(4):9-13. 

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Conclusion

Prolonged PPE usage and frequent handwashing increases the risk of developing or aggravating skin diseases, such as AD, ICD, acne, and HE. Routine moisturization with non-irritating, pH-adjusted, ceramide-based products and gentle cleansing with a pH-adjusted cleanser can treat the unique dermatological challenges posed by COVID-19 (Table 5).

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