Love Island’s Dr Alex George candidly reveals battle with acne after wearing face mask on NHS frontline

Love Island star Dr Alex George has candidly spoken about his acne, as a result of wearing a face mask.

The star has been working on the frontline amid the coronavirus pandemic, and took to Instagram to reveal that his acne had worsened as a result of wearing a face mask.

Talking to his 1.4 million followers, the 30 year old star revealed he’d “taken steps” to try and tackle his skin problems after continuously wearing a face mask.

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Alex referred to his struggles as “maskne” – a term used to describe facemask acne – and he penned: “I was quite nervous about posting this, I have had acne most my life and it’s affected my confidence hugely over the years.”

In the image shared by the star, who recently reunited with his girlfriend Amelia Bath, he can be seen with crossed arms and a mask on whilst standing in his workplace.

Alex continued: “Masks and face coverings have definitely worsened my acne, which in the bigger picture might not seem like a big deal, but has been frustrating.

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“I have taken steps to tackle the problem and my skin is much better for it. With face coverings becoming commonplace I wanted to share some advice and tips with you to help prevent and treat any ‘maskne’ flare ups.”

Alex then indicated that he’d created a YouTube video to help those suffering with acne, as a result of wearing a face mask.

In a second image shared by the reality star we can see Alex’s acne which has made its way up the side of his face and half way down his neck.

Dr Alex revealed the brutal realities of battling the coronavirus on the NHS frontline recently.

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Discussing what it's been like for him personally, he confessed: "Sometimes it’s tough, I would be lying if I didn’t say I shed a tear or two when I get home."

Luckily, the former Love Islander has a good support system around him with the help of his girlfriend Amelia, as well as the hospital wellbeing group.

Alex, who is one of many celebrities working towards ensuring the safety of the UK public amid the pandemic, said: "I’m very fortunate to have supportive colleagues and a supportive girlfriend who is willing to listen to me.

"I think it's very important in these times to share what you're feeling, not to be afraid.

"Traditionally men can be a bit afraid of showing their emotions, but I think we need to open up and talk about how we're feeling."

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