You also want to choose the right fabric with the right fit, something that will keep you protected from virus exposure while easy on your face. “Cotton is a good product because it’s breathable,” said Dr. Newmark. “If you’re going to make your own mask, you definitely want to make sure you wash the fabric before you wear it because a lot of fabrics when they’re shipped, they’re sprayed with formaldehydes and things like that to keep bugs out so that can cause problems,” said physician assistant Julie Luckman. Dermatologists here in the Southern Tier are sharing tips on how you can protect your skin. Make sure you wash your mask before you put it on for the first time. “Plan your visit so you’re not wearing it for hours on end unless you’re in a job or position where you need to,” said Dr. Newmark. “Anything that’s abraded will end up healing better if it’s kept moist. So even using something like Vaseline on abraded areas will help a lot,” said Dr. Newmark. If it comes to the point where your skin gets irritated, there are some things you can do. Dermatologists always suggest calling your doctor if the irritation gets worse. First, they say only wear masks when you have to, to give yourself a break from the heat and moisture they trap. “If people are wearing their masks for an extended period of time, they’re going to get warm and sweaty,” said dermatologist Dr. Joseph Newmark. Especially if you’re a healthcare or essential worker, wearing one for hours. (WBNG) — While it’s necessary, wearing a mask can be uncomfortable. It’s also important to clean your mask after each wear. “Most of the masks we have, we’re reusing a lot because they’re hard to find. But theoretically, they’re supposed to be a one-time use. So yes, you should have several masks and if they’re cotton, wash them after you use it for the day,” said Dr. Newmark.
By Amy TenneryNEW YORK, NY (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova slipped back into an all-too-familiar routine on Monday, as the Russian came up short for the 20th time in 22 matches against Serena Williams, to exit the U.S. Open in the first round.A stone-faced Sharapova was left to ponder a 6-1, 6-1 drubbing that proved once again Williams has all the answers when the pair meet on court.“I thought she served really well. Found her spots really well. Didn’t feel like we got into too many long rallies,” said Sharapova. “I think the 1-2 punch. She won a majority of those points.”Prior to Monday match, Williams led Sharapova 19-2 in head-to-head meetings. They last met in the 2016 Australian Open quarter-finals where the American emerged with a 6-4, 6-1 win. They were due to meet at last year’s French Open but Williams withdrew due to injury.Sharapova has not taken a set off Williams since the Miami Open in 2013.The 32-year-old Russian, who was banned for 15 months for taking the banned drug meldonium in 2016, struggled with injuries earlier this year, including persistent shoulder problems that have plagued her in the past. The five-time Grand Slam champion underwent a small surgical procedure for her right shoulder that caused her to miss the Miami Open.“I missed a lot of this year with my shoulder. Just getting the routines back and being back in the draws is, you know, it’s tough to talk about after a defeat, but it’s a long road,” Sharapova said.“It’s facing an opponent that’s at her stature is extremely difficult in the first round of a slam, coming in with the fact that I haven’t played that much.” There is no love lost between the two, with Sharapova including Williams in her autobiography in anecdotes that the American described as “hearsay”.“Sport is very much result-oriented. There are stories behind the results,” said Sharapova. “There are phases you have to get through in order to get to where you want to go.“This is a very different chapter in my career. It’s not an easy road. It’s never been.”Williams next faces fellow American Catherine McNally, after the wildcard beat Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky 6-4, 6-1.