Found: The Best Face Masks for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin
If you find yourself dealing with concerns such as excess oil, clogged pores, and visible blemishes more often than not, chances are you have an oily, acne-prone skin type. To help address some of these skin concerns, you can look to face masks designed with mattifying and/or detoxifying benefits. Below are five of our favorite face masks—from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands—for oily, acne-prone skin.
THE ACNEFREE THERAPEUTIC SULFUR MASK
When it comes to checking off each step needed to address oily, acne-prone skin, the AcneFree Therapeutic Sulfur Mask hits nearly every mark. The product is formulated with sulfur, vitamin C, zinc, and copper, and can absorb excess sebum, minimize the look of pores, and treat blemishes with continued use. It’s color-signal technology also indicates when it’s time for you to remove the mask by transforming from white to blue. Neat, right?
To Use: Gently massage the product into clean, wet skin for about two to three minutes, or until the mask turns blue to indicate maximum absorption. Leave on for an additional 10 minutes before rinsing the product off with warm water. Repeat two or three times per week.
AcneFree Therapeutic Sulfur Mask, $7.27 MSRP
THE GARNIER SKINACTIVE 3-IN-1 FACE WASH, SCRUB, AND MASK WITH CHARCOAL
Along with many other benefits, charcoal is known to help absorb excess oil from the skin’s surface and effectively draw unwanted impurities directly from the pores. Tripling as a face mask, a scrub, and a face wash, the Garnier SkinActive 3-in-1 is formulated with charcoal and can reveal smoother, softer, and less congested pores on oily skin. Since breakouts occur when pores get clogged with grime and mix with bacteria, keeping your skin’s surface clean is a great way to keep unwanted zits at bay.
To Use: To use the product as a face mask, apply the formula to your face and leave it to dry for about 10 minutes prior to rinsing. To use as a scrub, gently massage the product onto damp skin before washing it off. As a face wash, simply lather the product on to your skin and rinse thoroughly.
THE KIEHL’S RARE EARTH DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASQUE
This mask— formulated with Amazonian white clay—intensely purifies pores by eliminating debris and a buildup of dead skin cells from skin’s surface. The result is a brighter-looking complexion that feels smooth to the touch.
To Use: Make sure your skin is clean and damp prior to use. Apply a thin, even layer on your face while avoiding eye contact. Let sit for approximately 10 minutes before removing with a warm, wet towel. Repeat up to twice per week.
THE L’ORÉAL PARIS PURE-CLAY PURIFY & MATTIFY FACE MASK
The team at L’Oréal Paris developed a whole line of pure-clay face masks made for your every skin care concern. If you’re looking to abate the appearance of excess oil on your skin, the Purify & Mattify Face Mask is for you. With the help of the product’s signature three clays plus eucalyptus, skin will immediately look less shiny, smoother, and feel clean and refreshed after just one use. The more often you apply the mask, the more your skin will appear re-energized and purified.
To Use: Smooth a small amount with fingers across clean, dry skin. Rinse with warm water and feel free to use the product up to three times per week.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask, $12.99 MSRP
THE SKINCEUTICALS CLARIFYING CLAY MASQUE
Perfect for all skin types (oily included), the mask contains natural clays along with a hydroxy acid blend to help unclog pores. Impurities and oil are all lifted from the skin for optimal purification and exfoliation.
To Use: Apply a thin layer of the product to your face, hands, and neck if desired. Let it dry for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry, and use up to twice weekly for congested skin.
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque, $52 MSRP
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