Skin Renu’s Sylvia Down has recently advised several magazines on how you can deal with a pesky problem…

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HOW TO COMBAT BREAKOUT SKIN CAUSED BY WEARING FACIAL MASKS – AKA MASKNE

“You must follow strict hygiene practices when wearing masks and ensure you change your mask every 4 hours,” said Skin Renu’s clinic practitioner, Sylvia Down. “If you notice any dampness within the mask you should change it immediately, however if you use a reusable mask it’s best to wash it daily for maximum hygiene. When you take your mask off it is important to be aware of where you are putting it down, so it does not attract more bacteria to its cloth surface.”

Other essential steps including hanging up your mask once it’s been washed to air dry and be treated by UV light to kill any bacteria.

“If you wear a mask for a long period of time at work, washing your face with a clean face towel and reapplying your moisturiser regularly will help to avoid bacteria build up during the day,” Sylvia continued.

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