The New South Wales Premier’s announcement today of mandatory face masks in shops and public transport comes as a big relief to one young Sydney man.

Nineteen year old Tom Ridley suffers with bad facial acne and says his quality of life will improve dramatically.

“I haven’t looked this good in a while with my mask on and I feel way more secure in myself,” he says.

Tom Ridley also says the new rule will allow him to ditch his laborious skin care routine.

“I reckon I’ve saved about 30 minutes in the bathroom this morning alone,” he says.

“And I’ve already noticed I’m getting a lot more attention from women while wearing the mask.”

And he’s not alone. Thousands of New South Wales residents with acne and other facial ugliness say they’ve been given a new lease on life.

“Life is just easier with a face mask on,” says Peter Phillips, who has suffered with a horrendous looking mouth and nose region since birth.

“I’ll be wearing a face mask for years to come, even after the laws are relaxed. Thankfully, this is my new normal.”