When it comes to face masks and choosing what’s right for your skin, it’s super important to find one to suit your needs, in particular if you have sensitive and/or acne prone skin. With the endless amount of face masks readily available, choosing the right one can be confusing as well as daunting.
From breakouts to blemishes and other skin care problems related to acne, face masks can prove to be very beneficial to help treat skin problems while also pampering you during the process.
You might be thinking that finding the perfect skincare regime can already be difficult as it is, so why add face masks to your routine?
To find out the advantages of wearing a face mask, as well as how to (correctly) choose the right face mask for acne prone skin, then keep on reading!
Face masks… what are they?
Facial masks are a popular and much loved skincare regime that is ultimately used to protect and improve the skin. They take place after cleansing and helps treat your particular skin type or condition. They usually stay on your face for 10-15 minutes and, when used correctly, provide you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.
What face masks are suitable for my skin type?
While it might seem obvious to you, a lot of people actually get confused with identifying what issue they have (especially if they’re experiencing several skin types). Acne prone skin is combination to oily skin (especially in the T-zone) and includes blackheads, whiteheads, enlarged pores, pustules and/or papules. Oily skin is more prone to breakouts and the skin may appear greasy throughout the day. If you wear makeup, you might also find that it rubs off quite easily after a few hours. This is due to the higher amount of sebum you produce, an oily substance that flows from inside the epidermis to the surface of the skin through pores and hair follicles.
Now that you have the right idea of your skin type, it’s time to get yourself the perfect face mask!
Shrink those pores away:
Want to say bye-bye to enlarged pores, blackheads and whiteheads? Say hello to your new friend; clay masks. People have been using clay topically for soothing and healing the skin for thousands of years and can be traced back as far as 384BC. This magic ingredient acts like a magnet, attracting and drawing out impurities seeped in your skin including dirt and oil, thus decongesting and shrinking the appearance of pores. Incorporating weekly charcoal face masks will likely see a difference not only in combatting comedonal acne (blackheads and whiteheads), but also in reducing blemishes. Try SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque.
It might sound like scary word, but it’s definitely something that you should look for when it comes to skincare products. Salicylic acid is a usual ingredient in a BHA peel that penetrates deeply into your sebaceous glands to clear pores and dry up nasty acne spots, like papules and pustules. Additionally, it also encourages ongoing exfoliation, to prevent future breakouts. For a mask containing a powerful blend of 35% AHA/BHA, try Asap Reveal Peel to improve your overall skin texture and restore radiance.
Clogged pores on acne prone skin is also a sign to incorporate exfoliating into your skincare regime. The process of exfoliating softens the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, and assisting with exfoliation will help reduce pore obstruction. This will leave you with smoother and brighter looking skin. For a gentle product to draw impurities from the skin, try Asap AHA/BHA exfoliating treatment mask.
Reduce redness and irritation:
Reduce redness and soothe irritation associated with acne with natural ingredients such as acai berry, aloe vera, vitamin C and green tea. These natural and powerful products not only contain healthy properties for your body but so many key benefits for sensitive skin. They provide high anti-inflammatory properties and is useful for treating redness and rosacea. Aspect Doctor Fruit Enzyme Mask is a popular mask for this.
What is your favourite face mask? We’d love to hear your thoughts and if you’ve tried any of the above mentioned products!