Dr. Barbara Sturm has released a ‘smart’ face mask that could actually prevent acne

Since Boris Johnson has cracked down on the rules for wearing face masks– extending the requirement to retail staff, people in taxis and everyone using hospitality services, as well as doubling the fine for not wearing a face covering to £200 – it’s pretty clear that masks will remain a part of our lives for the time being.

Dr. Barbara Sturm

And while preventing the spread of coronavirus is of course the most important consideration, there’s no doubt that wearing a face mask for long periods of time can result in what has been termed ‘maskne’ – spots and breakouts caused by wearing a face mask.

But luckily for us, aesthetic doctor Dr Barbara Sturm has launched an innovative new ‘smart mask’ that aims to prevent maskne thanks to clever skin-benefitting material and technology.

The Sturm Nano-Silver Mask is a soft, washable and reusable face mask that’s made from anti-microbial, anti-friction, nano-silver infused fabric that has also been shown to have anti-bacterial benefits for the skin – silver is a powerhouse ingredient for both acne-prone and sensitive skin, eliminating bacteria build-up on the skin without stripping, irritating or drying.

With a comfortable fit – using adjustable ear straps and nose bridge – the Nano-Silver Mask also ensures none of that pesky chafing or inflammation against the skin, which can worsen maskne and lead to rashes or soreness. The mask is also ideal if you wear glasses, as the lightweight, breathable, triple-layered fabric prevents glass fogging.

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NEW!!! Sturm MASKNE SET 😷 skin essentials for during and after wearing your face mask⁣ ⁣ Face masks are now part of our daily lives, but they can create skin irritation and dysfunction. I created the #Maskne Set after my clients asked how they could care for their skin both during and after wearing a face covering. It includes:⁣ ⁣ NEW! Sturm Nano-Silver Mask 😷 a reusable, anti-microbial mask that prevents the formation of maskne due to its breathable, triple-layered fabric and anti-bacterial, nano-silver technology.⁣ ⁣ Clarifying Mask 🌱 a hydrating cream mask containing Zinc and Kaolin Clay to absorb excess sebum and Purslane for soothing. ⁣Apply to cleansed skin at least twice a week. ⁣ ⁣ Anti-Pollution Drops 📱protects skin from digital and airborne pollution while also boosting skin barrier function. Apply after cleansing and before your face cream.⁣ ⁣ Calming Serum🌻 contains a complex of Cardiospermum, Echium and Sunflower that helps rebalance skin and reduce visible signs of irritation. Apply after cleansing and before your face cream.⁣ ⁣ Clarifying Spot Treatment Untinted✖️a transparent, anti-bacterial gel that addresses impurities at the source to immediately reduce the appearance of spots. Apply directly as needed. ⁣ ⁣ Available now at drsturm.com 💫

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We reckon the launch of the Nano-Silver Mask will see a wave of other smart skincare face masks hitting the market, so here’s hoping maskne could finally be a thing of the past. 

Sturm Nano-Silver Mask, £30, Dr. Barbara Sturm

10% from the retail price of every sold mask will be donated to the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Fund, set up to support key workers during the pandemic.