During the pandemic, millions of women preferred to wear masks to conceal their complexion.

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Millions of British women liked wearing a mask during the pandemic – as it disguised their skin, according to a poll. Researchers found that 65 percent of women have gone to great lengths throughout their lives to cover up spots, including wearing roll neck jumpers in summer and wrapping scarfs around their face.

It’s hard to see so many women struggle with the look of their skin, even when it’s such a natural and normal thing that we all go through

Kadeeja Sel Khan, beauty ambassador for Tolpa

Other tricks regularly deployed to hide bad skins include wearing hair loosely, growing a fringe and walking with their head down.

Half have also tried covering acne or spots up with layers of makeup, but fear it just makes things worse.

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of women aren’t happy with their skin and have tried six products to attempt to fix it.

And the average woman spends 15 minutes caring for her skin each day, spending an average of £61 in the last year.

The survey was commissioned by Polish dermacosmetics skincare brand Tolpa, which has launched its facial skincare products in the UK.

Kadeeja Sel Khan, an ambassador for Tolpa’s Nothing to Hide campaign, said: “It’s hard to see so many women struggle with the look of their skin, even when it’s such a natural and normal thing that we all go through.

“I have acne-prone and very sensitive skin and it can definitely get my mood down sometimes.

“Like many women, I used to find myself trying to hide my skin – but I have embraced the natural look and began using products that show the reality behind the filter, that actually work, which has made a huge difference.”

The survey also found 55 percent of women consider their skin to be the most important part of their appearance.

Concerningly, 38 percent said there has been a time when they haven’t left their house because of their skin, and one in ten have even lost out on opportunities because of their spots.

Furthermore, 44 percent have turned to home-made remedies including putting toothpaste on a spot, and honey face masks and apple cider vinegar in a bid to clear their skin.

And while 76 percent are dubious that these at home remedies work, they are willing to try anything.

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