Acne breakout got you down?? Yeah, girl I know how you feel.
There are so many times when I feel like I just blink and cause my face to breakout… Can you please tell me I’m not alone?
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We all know I’m crazy about skincare over here. But do you know why? Because I believe that in order for any amount of makeup to look flawless, you need to start with a good foundation. And by foundation, I mean your skin…not makeup. 😉 When you take care of your skin, your complexion will noticeably glow naturally. And despite the random breakout here and there that might need to be covered with some concealer, you’ll have a glowing complexion when your skin is healthy.
One of my favorite steps in my skincare routine is doing face masks. And the main reason may or may not be because I have an excuse to not have to talk to anyone… #sorrynotsorry.
Okay though, for real, masks are my fave because they really work to clean out my pores and soothe my acne-prone skin. My skin type is combination, meaning I’m oily on my forehead, nose, and chin. And typically, that’s where I see most of my breakouts.
With oily/combination skin, I’ve tried so so so many face masks for acne-prone skin it’s ridic. And with testing so many face masks comes a list of leading products that I know you guys need in your life!
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When do I do my face masks for acne-prone skin?
Face masks really work well when your pores are open. And ya know how to get those bad boys open?? Steam and heat! Because it’s the easiest, I’ll usually do a face mask to help my acne after a shower. I know I’m in there long enough, so my pores should be wide open by the time I get out.
Whenever I’ve gotten a facial, they have always put a warm, damp wash cloth on my face for a minute or two. If you wanna skip the shower, you could also do this at home! I also have a face steamer at home that also works wonder at opening my pores! But, if you are in a pinch, you could also boil some water in a bowl in the microwave and put your face in the steam. Super simple!
We’re going to start with this guy, because this is typically what I use before I use any other face mask. With this mask, you just apply a thin layer and leave on for about 10 minutes. To remove, don’t use water at first! Simply start massaging your skin in circular motions and your dead skin will start to pill off! It’s kinda gross but also super cool.
I think exfoliating is great for a couple reasons. First, taking that dead layer of skin off your face will allow new skin to grow and breathe. Which will help heal any blemishes you have. It also allows your mask you put on next to really work its magic directly on the surface and not have to fight through a dead layer.
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Charcoal is the ingredient that really drew me to this mask.
Didja know? Charcoal is awesome at drawing out impurities from your skin and clogged pores?! Makes it a great ingredient for face masks for acne-prone skin!
And this mask works double duty. When it’s time to clean off your mask, the sugar helps exfoliate any left over dead skin.
First, I’m just so obsessed with the citrus scent of this face mask! This mud mask is perfect for when you already have breakouts. I also will use this as a spot treatment at night to help accelerate the pimple healing process. Works like a charm!
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I used this mask when I was on a cruise in that Caribbean and couldn’t believe I only just started using it. A little goes a long way with this one too. It contains Kaolin clay, sulfur, and zinc oxide which really work well for combination/oily skin.
This clay mask is also perfect for oily/combo skin. Make sure you shake this face mask really well before using because it’s pretty liquidy. I did think it was so cool that I could see the dots on my nose where my blackheads were when the mask dried. Showed it really did some work 🙂
Clay is also another awesome ingredient for acne-prone skin because it draws out impurities and removes excess oil. Something I always need!
There are so many face masks out there that can work wonders for troubled skin – these are just what I’m currently using that I’ve seen the most benefit from. I’m always trying out new skincare, so if you have recs for face masks for acne-prone skin, lemme know!! 🙂