Why the Aspirin Face Mask Touted in TikTok Video Isn’t a Good Idea

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  • A TikTok video is showing teens how to apply a face mask made of aspirin as a treatment for acne.
  • Experts say aspirin has acidic qualities and can burn the skin if applied incorrectly.
  • They recommend people be cautious of any medical advice they see on any social media platform and consult medical professionals instead.

Kids, don’t try this at home.

Seriously… don’t.

That’s doctors’ orders after news broke recently of a viral TikTok video showing a user named Mallory Le mixing crushed aspirin with water.

The girl then smeared the resulting paste on her face like a mask as a cure for acne.

Almost every doctor contacted by Healthline used the term “bad idea” when hearing about the video.

“This is a bad idea,” Dr. Susan

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Ask a Doc: Now that I wear a face mask every day, I’ve noticed that I have been breaking out. What can I do to help my skin? | Harbin

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Question: Now that I wear a face mask every day, I’ve noticed that I have been breaking out. What can I do to help my skin?

Dr. Jonathan Pewitt: Wearing a face mask is likely to be part of your daily wardrobe. Face coverings play a crucial role in reducing exhaled air particles and slowing the spread of COVID-19. However, your skin may be experiencing some pesky side effects, such as redness, acne and facial irritation. By practicing effective facial hygiene, you can help curb those breakouts while still wearing a mask and protecting those around you.

Masks provide an important layer of protection. However, when not washed or cleaned properly, they can clog pores and flare acne. While there are a variety of reasons breakouts occur, the top two as it relates

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Maskne: How to Take Care of Your Skin While Wearing a Face Mask

As we adjust to the important (and in some places mandatory) act of wearing a mask during the current global health crisis, our skin is also adjusting. Though very much necessary, a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reported a 97 percent rate of skin damage enhanced by infection-prevention measures among front line medical workers in Hubei, China.

While the bruises and skin injuries documented by some frontline workers come from the necessity of wearing personal protective equipment at a tight fit for the entirety of their long shifts, cloth masks or other face coverings used by the general public will also impact each person’s skin differently. If you’re experiencing “maskne” or other skin irritations, know you’re not alone. We asked experts how to take care of our skin during this new normal.

How Will Wearing a Mask Impact My Skin?

While this answer will

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All the places you need to wear a mask in England from tomorrow

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From Friday, people in England will need to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets, as well as on public transport, where it is already mandatory.

However, there has been widespread criticism of the government’s messaging over face coverings and confusion as to exactly where people should be wearing them.

A number of officials have made contradictory statements about what constitutes a shop under the guidelines, specifically regarding over the rules for takeaway food and drink outlets.

Last week, health secretary Matt Hancock said: “You do need to wear a face mask in Pret because Pret is a shop. If there’s table service, it is not necessary to have a mask. ”

He added: “But in any shop, you do need a mask. So, if you’re going up to the counter in Pret to buy takeaway that is a shop.”

But the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson later

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Anna Camp Says She Contracted COVID-19 the ‘One Time’ She Didn’t Wear a Face Mask: ‘Please Be Safe’

Anna Camp is opening up about her experience with the novel coronavirus in an effort to encourage fans to wear a face mask.

The Pitch Perfect star, 37, detailed how she contracted COVID-19 in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday, sharing that she fell ill after forgoing to wear a face mask one time “when the world was starting to open up.”

Alongside a picture of herself wearing a panda print face mask, Camp began in a note, “Hi friends… I felt it was my responsibility to share that I ended up getting Covid-19. I have since tested negative, but I was extremely sick for over three weeks and still have lingering symptoms.”

“I was incredibly safe. I wore a mask. I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask. One. Time. And I ended up getting it,”

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Trump says he’s ‘getting used to’ wearing mask

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’s “getting used to” wearing a mask as he showed off his from the White House briefing room podium.

He’s telling reporters that he has “no problem” wearing one, saying: “I carry it. I wear it… and I’ll continue.”

Trump’s recent comments are a major change in tone for the president, who spent months resisting wearing a mask in public and once suggested they were a political statement against him.

But he told reporters Tuesday that he’s “getting used to the mask” and uses one when appropriate.

Trump then pulled his out of a suit pocket and encouraged the public, saying: “if you’re close together, I would put on the mask.”

Trump’s comments came at the end of the return of his evening briefing, which lasted less than half an hour. Trump appeared alone, with no public health experts appearing.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU

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Face mask rules will deter shoppers, retailers fear

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Retailers have criticised the move to enforce mandatory face coverings in shops, suggesting it may act as a “deterrent” for younger shoppers.

Peter Cowgill, executive chairman of JD Sports, said he was “surprised” by the timing of the Government’s announcement, which he said had come at the “back end” of the pandemic.

Mr Cowgill added he suspected face coverings could act as a “deterrent” for younger customers.

Police chiefs also voiced their concerns with enforcement of the new measures described as “nigh-on impossible”. Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said the situation facing officers was “absolutely absurd”.

It comes as police in England are set to be given new powers to enforce the wearing of face masks in all shops, the Government is set to announce on Tuesday.

The Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 will be amended to allow police

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Some Americans refuse to mask up. Rules, fines and free masks will change that, experts say.

Many Americans have embraced health officials’ recommendation to wear masks in public, but those who refuse to mask up are likely to encounter increasing pressure in the coming weeks and months.

There is a “sizable minority” of Americans who are skeptical, Ashish Jha, the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, told USA TODAY — evidenced in part by numerous viral videos showing shoppers flouting mask rules.

Critics often say mask mandates infringe on their personal freedom. Some right-leaning Americans have called masks a tool of oppression, Democratic conspiracy, and even sacrilege.

But growing evidence shows face coverings are an effective way of slowing the spread of COVID-19, leading more state leaders to enact mask mandates. On Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, went so far as to say face coverings were “the only way” to avoid another shutdown of the state’s economy.

Local officials voting to require face

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Try This 60-Second Hack to Make Your Face Mask Fit Better

Photo credit: TikTok
Photo credit: TikTok

From Woman’s Day

Wearing a mask in public is basically the norm these days (or at least, it should be). But let’s be real, surgical masks aren’t perfect. Namely, they can have a loose fit and allow potentially infected particles to get to your nose and mouth.

Well, dentist Olivia Cuid, M.D., has a hack for making surgical masks fit better over your face, and it’s genius. (BTW: This can work for cloth face masks, too.)

Cuid shared the hack in a TikTok that’s already racked up 395,000 views. With a surgical-style mask, “the sides of your face are left very exposed to the outside,” Cuid points out. So, she recommends this trick:

  • Fold your mask in half

  • Tie a knot with the ear loops on each side as close as possible to the mask

  • Open up your mask

  • There will be a little opening on the

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This Dentist’s 60-Second Hack to Make Your Face Mask Fit Better Is Going Viral

When 2020 began, most Americans likely didn’t anticipate a reality in which we’d all be wearing (or should be wearing!) a face mask while out in public. But that’s the reality of life in the age of coronavirus. In some cities and counties, face masks are required in any place where you are not able to safely social distance. 

The facial coverings are, of course, recommended by the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but anyone who’s attempted to wear a surgical mask can tell you that they don’t always fits properly. Enter dentist Olivia Cuid, who shared a 60-second mask hack on her TikTok that is now going viral. 

In the clip, Cuid shows you how to take a standard surgical mask and make it fit your face better—and it’s pretty fantastic. The video has already racked up over 400,000 views for good reason. “In absence of

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