I recently came across an article from CBS New York about the new skin irritation that has been brought about due to the changes in society thanks to Covid-19. The constant need to wear a mask has resulted in what is know as “Mask Acne” or rather, “Maskne”. As more of us are heading back to work and required to wear our mask for longer periods now as level 3 begins, these tips should assist with avoiding the irritation.
“There are two main types of maskne, an allergic reaction causing a dermatitis, and actual pimple breakouts because you’re trapping germs, moisture, and skin oils under the mask and rubbing it all into your skin,” (NewYork CBS)
Read more now from the article on “Ways To Avoid Getting Irritating Maskne”.
Meet Dr. Deon Weyers – A plastic and reconstructive surgeon from Fourways, Johannesburg. He currently runs his own practice, DW Skin & Body, and offers a series of surgical treatments for your face, breast and body. His reconstructive services cover procedures such as fat transfer, burns & trauma and tattoo removal. His non-surgical services include botox dysport, chemical peels, volumizing fillers and scar management. This video the first in the DW Skin & Body video series where viewers can get to know more about the world of plastic surgery and the many procedures that can be done.
Be sure to subscribe to the official YouTube channel to stay up to date on this series!
I’m Dr. Deon Weyers. I’m a plastic surgeon from Fourways in Johannesburg.
As a plastic surgeon, I’m involved in both reconstruction and cosmetic surgery procedures. On the reconstruction side we repair and restore tissues to a better function and appearance where they might have been affected by illnesses such as Breast Cancer, Skin Cancer and also injuries after trauma but also where an individual might have been born with a certain abnormality like a cleft palate or a cleft lip. On the cosmetic side I do both minimal invasive procedures such as Botox, Fillers, Chemical Peels and Energy based treatments. These are all done in the rooms and then also your more invasive surgical procedures such as Breast Enhancement surgeries, Body Contouring surgeries and also Facial Cosmetic surgeries. My aim in this video series is to inform you more about the latest trends in technology and new innovations in the exciting field of plastic surgery. If you want to see when the next video is uploaded you can subscribe to the channel below and you can also follow my blog on the website at www.drdeon.co.za. I look forward to seeing you when you tune in.
Consultations during Covid19 social distancing.
The team at DW Skin & Body is delighted to be able to welcome you to our practice. We’re open during Level 4 – Level 1 for all consults. Please take note of the following:
1. For your convenience our practice is based at Life Hospital, Fourways, Johannesburg.
2. You will be required to be scanned for Covid19 upon arrival at the entrance to the hospital.
3. Please make sure you are wearing a face-mask as per government regulations.
4. Please reschedule your appointment if you have a fever or cough.
5. Our practice is equipped with hand sanitizer.
6. Our staff are trained with all appropriate measures to comply with regulations and we look forward to welcoming you.
Book an appointment with Dr Deon at 011 875 1694 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How do i protect my skin during the winter sun?
The Highveld winter has set in early this year. During your limited 6am – 9am walk or morning run, you may have seen the trees losing their leaves or turning red accompanied by a biting chill before sunrise. Skincare is as important during the cold winters as it is during blistering hot summers. Insufficient skincare can leave your skin irritated and dry. Easy measures you can implement right away include:
- Apply a great moisturiser morning and night
- Apply sunblock when you head up out in the morning with a minimum SPF30
- Avoid facial cleansers containing too much alcohol
- Moisturise your hands
- Drink lots of water and eat healthy, clean foods
Photo credit: The Creative Exchange