When it comes to taking care of your skin, there’s probably nothing as satisfying and effective as applying a face mask. It doesn’t matter if you want to deep-clean your pores or intensely hydrate your skin overnight; doing a face mask by taking out 20-30 minutes from your busy schedule is undoubtedly a great way to achieve smooth and flawless skin without breaking a bank.
There can be numerous factors responsible for acne, but clogged pores and excess oil are the most common ones. We have carefully selected five of our favorite face masks that never fail to deliver astonishing results every single time. However, before delving into the top acne face masks you can buy; let’s first take a look at some DIY options.
1. Witch Hazel + Rose Water + Regular Clay Mask
Witch hazel is a potent botanical extract that also works as an effective natural astringent. This means it can help you get rid of excess oil from your skin effectively. Secondly, it has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it really effective for red, painful bumps associated with severe forms of acne.
To make this skin-calming and acne-fighting mask, pour some drops of witch hazel extract in rose water. Now use this liquid mixture in your normal clay mask. Don’t use alcohol as the base as it can rob your skin of its essential oils and make it even more irritated.
Leave this mask on for 10-15 for optimum results.
2. Oatmeal Mask without Sugar
Oats are abundant in natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Oat bran is specifically abundant in B complex vitamins and vitamin E, along with protein, minerals, and fats.
To make this mask, simply put some oats in water and boil the mixture. When the mixture cools down, apply it to your skin to soothe and heal your skin from deep within. Oatmeal masks are great for a range of skin issues, but for compounded results, you can add other ingredients like turmeric or tea tree oil as well.
Leave this mask on for 20-30 for maximum results.
3. Aloe Vera + Green Tea or Turmeric
Aloe is a soothing and anti-bacterial plant-based ingredient. If you’re suffering from inflamed and painful acne, this face mask is very effective in soothing red and irritated skin. Furthermore, Aloe contains naturally occurring salicylic acid that can help unclog your pores and prevent your acne from becoming worse.
Combine Aloe Vera and green tea (or turmeric) to make it even more effective if you’ve oily or sensitive skin.
Leave this mask on for 15-20 for best results.
5 Best Facemasks You Can Buy To Target Your Acne
1. Dermalogica Medibac Sebum Clearing Masque
This facemask contains proven and effective acne-fighting ingredients including salicylic acid and anti-inflammatory mineral zinc to help relieve irritation and redness. The clay in it pulls out the excess oil while salicylic acid gently cleans your pores from deep within. This product is great for inflamed and chronic acne. Buy it here.
Stubborn acne and oily skin are almost synonymous. This mask is infused with green tea to tackle both these skin problems instantly – removing excess oil from your skin and healing acne with a cooling and calming effect. Get it here.
3. Activated Charcoal with French Clay Powder
This product contains charcoal and green clay that can help reduce excess oil. Additionally, zinc fights inflammation and redness. Lastly, spirulina and vitamin C in this mask will soothe and heal your skin and prevent free radical damage. Buy it here.
4. De La Cruz 10% Sulfur Ointment
Sulfur is the key ingredient in this product. And that’s it – no unnecessary or harmful ingredients. This product is superbly effective for spot treatment and oily skin. Get it here.
5. Paula’s Choice Night Mask with Niacinamide
This is an overnight mask fortified with Niacinamide. Niacinamide is a proven acne-fighting ingredient because of its excellent anti-inflammatory properties and ability to relieve redness. This mask is great for infusing a new life into dull, dry, and dehydrated skin. Get it here.
We hope this handy guide will help you choose the best face masks for your acne-prone skin. Make sure to explore our full range here.