Skincare has gone through several evolutions since our mothers’ and grandmothers time. There were times that going to bed with a face full of cold cream and a daily cleaning of Noxzema was the thing to do for clear and clean skin. Top it off with some Oil of Olay and your skincare regimen was complete. Now there are a slew of face masks that promise clearer skin and a reduction of acne. Below we’ve highlighted some of the top face masks for acne.
This is going to sound odd but make way for sulfur! ZO Skin Health Offects Sulfur Masque is a new type of acne fighter that utilizes sulfur as the active ingredient. Yes, sulfur is smelly, but the benefits might outweigh the smell. Like charcoal, the sulfur works by drawing the impurities to the surface of the skin. When you wash off the mask, you wash off the skin gunk. So, spices are normally found in our food. Now, we can find them in our face masks. Isla Apothecary Refine + Radiate Mask helps clear inflamed skin with a mask infused with turmeric. Turmeric is a great natural antiseptic that stops bacteria from spreading. An acne mask with turmeric has the added benefit of reducing redness, rosacea, and eczema. Clay masks are a huge treatment choice these days. Let’s move from spice to flora with the Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Mask. Just as chamomile is soothing for tummy’s and great sleep, chamomile quiets down skin that is prone to acne and inflammation. We’ve all seen them. Sheet masks. These are a wonderful, cost-effective way to get clear skin without breaking your beauty budget. Dr. Jart+ Dermask Clearing Solution Ultra-Fine Microfibre Sheet Mask combines salicylic acid, tea tree, and niacinamide combines to create an acne busting trifecta that will have your skin glowing. Hint: Sometimes there’s extra serum left inside these sheet mask packages. Don’t throw it away. Put a paper towel in there overnight to soak up that extra goodness and save it to rub in later for a quick skin boost! Glam Glow Mask is a charcoal based facial treatment meant to reduce the appearance of skin issues such as blemishes, fine lines, and large pores. The Glam Glow Mask pulls oil, impurities, and dirt to the surface as it dries. This mask is kind of fun. As it dries, you can see areas where the oil has been leached from the skin and brought to the surface. That might seem kind of gross but at least you know that stuff isn’t lingering on your face! Some of us have sensitive skin that can be made worse with certain acne treatments. Pai Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA Mask is a great option for those with sensitive or dry skin. This mask uses fruit acids to gently remove dead skin cells while Kaolin clay helps remove impurities from the skin. A pore cleanser is great for reducing acne and improving the overall appearance of skin. There are several types of acne masks that are out there. It doesn’t hurt to hit up a dermatologist to help identify what would be best to help your acne, and reduce the chances of side-effects, before you commit to a particular mask. When you find one you might want to try, don’t buy it in the store. Go to the brands website and see if the offer a trial size. This way you can find out what will really work for you.