Masks – we’re all wearing them nowadays. As a new norm in our society, we’re all making adjustments and incorporating them into our daily routines. And you might be noticing that your skincare routine needs some adjustments, too, to help prevent unwanted acne. Mask acne (or maskne) is something a lot of us are dealing with and it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. But fret not, there are skincare treatments and masks that can help eliminate, and even prevent, dreaded maskne. Here are some of my favorite face masks for kissing mask acne goodbye.
My personal favorite for an affordable treatment to combat acne is the Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque. For my combination skin, it does a great job at pulling dirt and excess oil that causes acne out of my pores and does wonders on existing acne breakouts. Salicylic acid is a super effective ingredient for helping acne and with the concentration of it in this mask, it packs a punch. And because of that, this mask might not be perfect for those of you with sensitive skin. But if you want something strong and effective, this mask is great. PS. It also works great as a spot treatment, too!
Calling all sensitive skin boys and girls who love a good clay mask, this mask is for you. With acne-fighting ingredients like bentonite clay combined with hydrating ingredients like propanedoil, glycerin, and aloe, this mask is a sensitive skin dream.
Getting angry, mean, inflamed breakouts? This mask is perfect for calming the skin, helping reduce redness, and get those breakout healed quickly all without stripping the skin. Colloidal Oatmeal is a standout ingredient for calming and nourishing the skin, something your skin is begging for when going through major breakouts.
Another great option for those of you who love clay masks, but can handle a few extra active ingredients. Bentonite clay and kaolin help extracts the dirt and oil from your pores while glycerin helps replenish your skin. I personally love this mask because of the lactic acid – an AHA that exfoliates the skin but also helps hydrate the skin. Can’t ask for much more!
Let’s just stop and take a moment to recognize that the first ingredient is Aloe….the FIRST INGREDIENT – not water. That’s something we should all be excited about. Aloe is a great ingredient for calming the skin. Alongside lactic acid to help exfoliate, caprylic acid to help prevent moisture loss, charcoal powder to clean pores, and shea butter to hydrate, this mask is exactly what you need in your maskne-fighting skincare arsenal.
Have a mask or skin treatment you love for kicking maskne to the curb? Leave it in the comments below! And for more skincare tips, visit our Beauty page.