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Wearing a face mask for long periods of time has really wreaked havoc on our skin, making us prone to breakouts – or ‘maskne’ as it’s now known.
The term, coined by Elizabeth Arden’s Consulting Dermatologist Dr Dendy Engelman, is used to describe spots caused by wearing a face covering.
Why does it occur? Well, face masks tend to trap in lots of hot air when you breathe or talk - something many of us find uncomfortable.
This trapped air creates a humid, warm environment under your mask, and in these conditions bacteria can thrive.
So, given that it’s likely we’ll be wearing masks when out and about for the foreseeable, we decided it was time to look for a skincare quick-fix in the meantime.
And we found it - for just £5.99.
Dots for Spots Original Acne Absorbing Pimple Patches are fast-acting, cruelty-free and can be used on the go under your mask.
The transparent patches have been designed to blend in with your skin and mean you can pop one on and not worry that others will notice (especially when hidden beneath your face mask).
Underneath the patch, the hydrocolloid technology creates a moist environment, which is the optimum conditions for your spot to heal.
Buy it: Dots for Spots Original Acne Absorbing Pimple Patches | £5.99 from Amazon
Each pack contains 24 spot stickers, which are suitable for all skin types as they are fragrance-free, sulphate-free, phthalate-free, alcohol-free and paraben-free.
The reviews, all 1,800 of them, speak for themselves.
“I have seen this product advertised a lot and I’m suffering with bad skin at the moment due to wearing a mask everyday,” one shopper wrote. “These are honestly one of the best things I have ever bought.
“I had a massive spot that hadn’t quite come to a head yet, I popped one of these on and in four hours it was virtually gone. I also used one on a spot I squeezed and it took the remaining stuff out of the spot and reduced the redness and swelling I caused by squeezing it.
“I would recommend these through and through! I don’t mind the price tag as it does the job well.”
Another added: “For me, the best thing is that these stickers are almost invisible and calm down the appearance of the spots massively.”