Most of my life, I’ve pretty much had acne. If I don’t take care of it, I get acne. When the seasons change, I get acne. While I’m traveling, I get acne. I can go on and on about when I get acne, but I guess that’s the unfortunate part of having acne-prone skin. I feel like I’ve tried everything possible, especially masks, and I think I have narrowed down the best masks for acne-prone skin.
Game Changer For My Skin
One thing I noticed when trying out several masks is that utilizing products that have clean (safe) ingredients work best for me. I have very sensitive skin, and I need to be mindful about the ingredients being used. When I talked about switching to safer beauty last year, it opened the doors for me to try safe face masks.
It’s been a year since I’ve started using safe beauty products, and I have discovered, in my opinion, the 3 best masks for acne-prone skin.
3 Best Masks For Acne-Prone Skin
It’s no surprise that I love Beautycounter. I love it so much that I became a consultant. When I tried the No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask, I instantly became obsessed. And it looks like several people are too! It has 5-stars on its reviews. If you watch my InstaStories, I almost always share that I am using it!
This is a charcoal clay mask that draws out impurities and removes excess oil. It helps minimize the appearance of pores and evens out your skin-tone. My skin feels so smooth after using the mask. What’s amazing about this mask is that you can actually see it pull out the impurities and it has peppermint to it. Which to me, feels really soothing on my skin.
The first time you use this mask, it will take a bit longer to dry. But since the first time, it probably takes about 10 minutes (sometimes less) to dry.
I recently started using the Exfoliating Treatment Mask about a month and a half ago, and now I know why there is so much hype about TULA. This is another 5-star review product. So incredible!
This clay mask exfoliates skin, but is safe for sensitive skin because it is so gentle. It adds antioxidants to your skin so that it is nourishes with nutrients and hydrates. Your skin will not feel dry at all after using it!
This mask only needs 5 minutes to dry. After 5 minutes, you want to dampen your fingers (I actually use these muslin cloths versus my fingers) and massage in a circular motion into your skin before rinsing. This activates the exfoliation and helps brighten your skin tone.
Herbivore products are amazing and their products are 100% natural. The Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask is specifically made for people with acne. The mask has a slight blueberry scent to it which is probably from the blue tansy oil.
The texture of this mask is different because it is not a clay mask. It has the texture of a thick serum, so it will look glossy on your face, but will eventually dry. The first time you use it, it will take longer than 15 minutes to dry. After that, maybe 10 minutes to dry. Areas where you have the most concern will take the longest to dry.
This mask will sting a little bit, but it is tolerable. I don’t mind the sting because it makes me feel like it is killing all those pimples. I followed the recommended instructions to use it every other day when I first got it, and I did notice an improvement with my skin. Now I just use it twice a week.
Application of Face Masks
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not a fan of using my fingers or hands when it comes to cleaning my face. And with face masks, they can be really messy to deal with. So I have been using this face mask brush. It makes applying masks so much easier!
I am able to apply the mask with the right proportion of product, get into hard to reach spots (like the side of the nose), and outline my face very well. The best part is that my hands are not messy either! This brush is easy to clean too. The product comes right off when you run it under water.
Removing masks can be difficult, especially clay masks. I used to use face towels, but unfortunately the towel just absorbs so much product and water. These muslin cloths do a good job removing the masks. They have a slight roughness to them, which is why the mask can come off, but is still gentle on your face. It also works as an extra exfoliation!