Have Teenage-Level Acne Again? Blame the Pandemic.

How to take care of your skin during Covid-19

Deanna Pai
Elemental

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Photo: Boy_Anupong/Getty Images

Experiencing your worst wave of breakouts since junior high? It’s not you — it’s Covid-19. The combination of skyrocketing levels of stress, occlusive protective masks, and upended routines can have negative consequences for skin, dermatologists say.

What’s Causing Acne

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Deanna Pai
Elemental

I’m a writer and editor in New York City. You can find my work in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, New York Magazine, and beyond.