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Pandemic Skincare: The Science of Beauty


Fri Feb 26, 2021
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
60 mins

The pandemic has brought many changes in how we negotiate public spaces and interactions with others. Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) for long periods of time and increased hand washing and sanitizer use has led to increased incidences of acne (commonly known as "maskne") and skin irritation.

Chemist and science communicator Louise Hidinger, Ph.D. will discuss different types of hand sanitizers and their effect, as well as common forms of skin irritation due to prolonged mask/PPE use, constant hand washing and hand sanitizer use. Tips on how to care for your skin while staying safe and following public health guidelines will be covered. In addition, she will discuss the impacts of quaternary ammonium detergents used to disinfect public spaces.

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