For someone who has suffered from acne most of her life, I am always on the lookout for a good face mask. I have very oily skin that gets shinier during the day, but acne can strike the driest of skins and this is why I have included all types of skin when it comes to choosing a suitable face mask.
See which one might suit you:
BEST FOR LARGE PORESDr Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner – $42.80
If you want award-winning products then look no further, this one from Dr Brandt helps to loosen up those pesky blackheads and reduce the appearance of large pores. It contains Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid alongside Eijitsu Rose which help to shift the blackheads and at the same time tighten up the skin whilst the mineral powder absorbs excess oil.
BEST FOR ACNE SCARSMario Badescu Whitening Mask – $25.10
I have several unsightly acne scars on my face because I cannot stop picking at a spot whenever I get one. No other product has worked as well as this one from Mario Badescu to reduce the look of my acne scars. My whole appearance has been gently lightened and even my rosacea is improved, something I wasn’t expecting.
BEST FOR DULL SKINGlamglow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment – $69
Sometimes when we use a lot of treatments on our face, especially drying ones to combat the excess oil, our skin can begin to look dull and lifeless. This product from Glamglow puts the glow back into your skin by gently exfoliating the dead skin cells and tightening up larger pores.
BEST FOR OILY & COMBINATION SKINFirst Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay – $21.40
A lovely refreshing peel-off mask here that works by deeply detoxifying the skin as it draws out impurities and regulating excess sebum with the rich red clay. The natural clay also works to stop sebum congestion and reduce the surface of the skin and the likelihood of breakouts.
BEST FOR OILY SKINMurad InstaMatte™ Oil-Control Mask – $38
I love this mask, as someone with really oily skin, this product mops up all the excess oil and leaves behind a smooth complexion that stays shine-free for days. The magic ingredients? Oil-absorbing myristic acid and pore-smoothing grapefruit extract.
BEST FOR SHINY SKINClinique Acne Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask – $23
Another good product if you have shiny skin and not much time to sort it out, as this mask takes just five minutes. A medicated face mask that you simply smooth over your face, targeting the affected areas and leave. It also prevents future prevents.
BEST FOR COMBINATION SKINDDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask – $45
A really strong mask here that contains 10 percent sulfur (eliminates bacteria, the cause of pimples) alongside aloe vera and sweet almond oil. Many people are put onto anti-biotics which also eliminates bacteria so there is some good logic in this mask.
BEST NATURAL FORMULABurt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Pore Refining Scrub – $8.49
If you have had enough of harsh chemicals on your skin, rest assured that Burt’s Bees only use natural ingredients when it comes to their pore refining scrub. Contains Salicylic Acid, derived naturally from Willow Bark Extract and Jojoba Beads with a Fruit Acid Complex to gently exfoliate and penetrate deep into the skin.
BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKINOrigins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores – $26
Charcoal has long been used to draw out impurities and detoxify skin and here a finely milled version is put to work. Bamboo charcoal is both gentle and powerful enough to be used by those with a sensitive skin.
BEST TO PREVENT BREAKOUTSSheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask – $12
Stop those pimples popping out in the first place with this skin-correcting soap. It absorbs excess sebum and eliminates impurities that cause the breakouts in the first place.