Behind the mask: how face masks are affecting our skin

It looks like we’ll need the protection of masks for some time yet, so what can we do to protect our skin and enhance the features that aren’t hidden? Beauty writer Amy Houlihan shares her top tips and favourite products.

In 2022, we’re firmly entrenched in our new normal, and at this stage of the pandemic that means masks have become a daily accessory. Although these face coverings are an incredibly important way to protect ourselves and others, they can cause skin irritation and pimples for some people – the dreaded “maskne”.

For make-up wearers, the mask can often end up wearing more make-up than you do by the end of the day, and those who love to express themselves with a slick of bright…

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