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Tackling the Rise of 'Maskne'

Tackling the Rise of 'Maskne'

Wearing a protective face mask has become a necessity for many and as lockdown starts to lift and we venture out again, more and more people are choosing to wear one. While helpful in many ways, this protective face wear is giving rise to a new skincare problem. Dubbed ‘maskne’ (mask acne) it presents as spots, breakouts and irritations around the mouth area. The primary cause of this is that your breath and warm, moist air circulating behind the mask has no-where to go.  Skin oils and perspiration are also trapped, providing the perfect environment for bacteria sitting on your...

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