When I asked Licensed acupuncturist, Peter Stewart, about the cause of facial eruptions created from long-term mask use, he answered, Damp-Heat. Stewart then laid out the triggers of damp heat and a few solutions. Peter Stewart has been a licensed acupuncturist on the island for many years and has successfully treated many people with different ailments. He recently interviewed Charlene Springer about sinus issues and people wearing masks and the hot tropical climate. The first question is what causes dampness and heat in the body? One organ in moving fluid and energy in the body is the spleen. It is instrumental in the production of flam and movement throughout the body. The spleen gets its energy from the kidney. The kidney gets its energy from two places. The first one is food, which the Chinese call “guqi”. The second source of energy is from the air we breathe known to the Chinese as ying chi. So if your air is good and your food is good, you produce a lot of energy.