What’s big, red, and inflamed all around? Acne! And if you’re planning on getting clear skin anytime soon, you’re going to want to include an acne face mask in your beauty routine like now.
As anyone who finally got rid of acne will tell you, finally achieving clear skin is going to require more than a three step approach.
Why? Well your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer may simply not be enough to tame breakouts. That’s where a good acne mask comes in. Face masks are designed to not only hydrate, but also treat skin concerns. They’re also pretty good at unclogging pores too.
Not all acne face masks are created equal, however, so we decided to help you out and compile a list of the best ones. Check it out!
Shea Moisture’s African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask, $3.94-$11.19
You have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of Shea Moisture’s African Black Soap. The popular soap bar has gained a cult following, with many swearing by its acne clearing abilities.
With that being said, it shouldn’t come as shock that the African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask is a hit as well. The mask combines the power of African Black Soap, along with Tea Tree Oil, and tamarind extract to stop breakouts, and prevent new pimples.
The face mask consistently receives high ratings, and comes in a nice travel pouch perfect for those who’d want to test it out without shelling out a lot of cash. You can find the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask at Target.
New Skin Who ‘Dis By Moella Beauty, $14.99
Definitely the new “it” acne face mask on the block, the New Skin Who ‘Dis Face Mask promises to stop breakouts without the use of harsh chemicals. It’s a powdered face mask that can be mixed with anything from honey, apple cider vinegar to even yogurt.
Though new, the mask is slowly building up quite a following on Instagram, where users rave about how effective yet gentle it is. Some have even credited the mask with clearing their skin overnight, so clearly this face mask is some serious stuff. You can find the New Skin Who ‘Dis Face Mask at their website www.moellabeauty.com.
Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch, $5.00
Think of this as a spot treatment re-imagined. Ideal for skin plagued by whiteheads and black heads, the Acne Pimple Master Patch promises to clear your skin practically overnight, removing the gunk that often leads to clogged pores. The product even promises to speed up the healing time for cystic acne.
If the reviews online are any indication (it currently has a 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon), the Pimple Master Patch actually gets the job done in a short amount of time. You can find it at Amazon, and Soko Glam.
Manefit Natural Gift Green Tea Pore Care Sheet Mask, $5.00 to $19.00
Relaxing in pajamas and a sheet mask is definitely a mood. Especially if that sheet mask actually gets the job done. It’s no secret that pore care is very important when it comes to achieving clear, acne free skin.
The Natural Gift Green Tea Pore Care Sheet Mask by Manefit, is a green tea infused miracle that helps to hydrate skin, and keep your pores in tip top shape. The acne face mask is currently a hot seller at Soko Glam, so head over there quick before it goes out of stock.
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, $9.85
It’s no secret that Asian Skin Care products are all the rage right now. Another great pick is the Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask by Elizavecca. It generated quite a buzz upon it’s release in the US beauty market. Made with carbonated water and mud, the mask promises to cleans pores, reduce oil, and even remove your makeup. Not bad for a product that costs under $10.
The reviews are great, with most on Amazon praising the mask for helping them get clear skin. And if you’re still not sold, check out the pics of face mask in action. That should do the trick.
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment $24.00-$79.00
Named an Allure Readers Award Winner 4 years in a row, the GlamGlow Supermud Treatment is proof that getting a little dirty can sometimes be good for the skin. The mask uses the power of Activated Charcoal, to pull toxins out, and reduce pore clogging sebum, resulting in clearer softer skin.
The acne face mask is an OG as far as masks are concerned, and has definitely achieved holy grail status among beauty lovers. You can find the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment at Sephora, and at the GlamGlow website.
Know of an acne face mask that deserves to make the list? Tell us in the comments below. Our readers will appreciate it!