A woman wears a surgical mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a mask can make facial blemishes and breakouts worse. Photo: AFP A woman wears a surgical mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a mask can make facial blemishes and breakouts worse. Photo: AFP
A woman wears a surgical mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a mask can make facial blemishes and breakouts worse. Photo: AFP

Surgical masks and skincare: amid summer heat, how to avoid pimples, dry skin and other problems

  • A mask will trap oil and sebum from your pores, and could make the skin on your face dry. You need to exfoliate, moisturise, and use a hyaluronic acid serum
  • Favour products with antibacterial and antioxidant ingredients, avoid harsh chemicals, and if all else fails, give up applying make-up, a skin doctor advises

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A woman wears a surgical mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a mask can make facial blemishes and breakouts worse. Photo: AFP A woman wears a surgical mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a mask can make facial blemishes and breakouts worse. Photo: AFP
A woman wears a surgical mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a mask can make facial blemishes and breakouts worse. Photo: AFP
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