Face coverings may have become an essential part of our ‘new normal’ toolkit, but unfortunately, somebody forgot to notify our skin. Cue a host of new PPE-related skin issues to get to grips with, not least the most newly christened – “maskne” – which refers to breakouts or blocked pores linked to wearing face coverings. However, it’s not all bad news. By wearing a mask you’re not only being responsible, you’re also creating a physical barrier between your skin’s surface and airborne pollution particles – cue beauty silver lining. Plus, there are some really simple tweaks you can make to your current routine to ensure that while you’re wearing a face covering, your radiance levels needn’t suffer.