Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Skin

The coronavirus can manifest through a sore throat, cough, runny nose, extreme fatigue and severe muscle aches. Lately, there have been reports of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 losing their senses of smell and taste. While so far there are no skin rashes directly associated with the coronavirus, they can be related to frequent hand washing and the increased use of surgical masks.

While it is recommended to wash your hands often to reduce the chances of infecting yourself or others, this can also result in dry skin. Overly dry skin can cause cracking and small tears to develop secondary to the dryness, which can act as an entrance for viruses, as well as bacteria.

We recommend you use a moisturizer of your choice frequently throughout the day. Our Bussell Skin Care Multivitamin Moisturizer is a particularly good option because it lubricates, relieves itching and forms a protective barrier on the skin that helps prevent infection from easily taking hold. In addition, our Toner contains alcohol and acetone, which are excellent antiseptic agents. We are well-stocked with them in the office and they can be ordered by calling us or going online at

With the increased use of surgical masks, you may experience more sweating on your face and/or acne breakouts. If you find you are getting any acne lesions on your face, again our toner is antiseptic and can be used throughout the day, not only for acne breakouts but to help clear the skin of virus. You should clean your skin when you take the mask off at home and moisturize.

At Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants, we are open for in-office procedures and we are also offering telemedicine consultations, unrelated to your health insurance. Call the office at (310) 550-7661 or write to to register and schedule your telehealth consultation.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661