The Game-Changing Skincare Advice We Were Given In 2020

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From maskne (acne caused by wearing face masks) to chapped hands thanks to constant washing, it's safe to say that 2020 has been exceptionally hard on our skin.
Of course, these pandemic-induced skin gripes didn't faze beauty experts and dermatologists. They took anxiety breakouts and chafed skin in their stride, conjuring up clever remedies, sharing top tips and recommending hardworking products and ingredients to help return our skin to its best.
Skincare wasn't all COVID-related, though. We saw TikTok invade the beauty space, bringing us countless skincare trends such as the oil cleansing method and DIY skincare, which you could whip up in your kitchen. We also debunked a number of shady skincare myths along the way.
There's no denying it has been a truly hectic year. So just in case you missed anything, ahead we round up the very best skincare advice we were given in 2020, and how it can serve you well into next year.
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