7 Face Masks for Oily Skin
While the clogged pores and shiny T-zone that often plague those of us with oily are annoying, one of the perks — aside from the age-old rumor that oily skin can age better than other skin types — is experimenting with the sheer number of detox masks at our disposal. They’re fun, easy to use and can target your biggest oily skin concerns. Ahead, we’re sharing some of our favorite face masks, from clay formulas to more sensitive skin-friendly options, to help you get your oily skin under control.
Attention all multi-taskers: This creamy clay-based formula is infused with charcoal and works as both a cleanser and a mask to draw out impurities like a magnet. When used as a detox mask, skin will feel deeply cleansed and hydrated.
Even oily skin can get sensitive sometimes. If this sounds like your skin type, you’ll need to find products that are powerful enough to wash away the excess sebum and impurities lingering on your skin without upsetting its natural balance or causing irritation. If excess shine is your issue, but harsher formulas for oily skin typically cause an adverse reaction, try this gentle mineral face mask by Vichy. It’s formulated with two ultra-fine white clays and the brand’s exclusive Mineralizing Thermal Water to eliminate excess sebum, while also maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier.
If your skin has a shine to it by noon, incorporating a non-drying mask into your routine can help decongest pores, lift impurities and remove unwanted grease. This formula — infused with kaolin and bentonite earth clays — balances its hydroxy-acid blend with aloe and chamomile to calm and soothe the skin.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque is formulated with Amazonian white clay to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins from the skin’s surface. To use, apply a thin layer to your face and leave on for approximately ten minutes. Once dry, gently remove this mask using a warm, wet towel, then pat dry. For best results, reach for this mask once or twice per week.
If acne is a big concern of yours, reach for AcneFree’s Kaolin Clay Mask With Charcoal. This mask’s main ingredient, kaolin clay, is a naturally occurring mineral known for its ability to deeply clean pores and refine the appearance of oily-prone skin. This mask works double duty as both a pore-purifying mask and acne cleanser, so you get two products in one.
This mattifying face mask helps absorb excess sebum from the skin’s surface without being overly drying or harsh on skin. It’s formulated with olive leaf powder to gently exfoliate skin and slough away built-up debris and dirt on the skin’s surface for a cleaner feel.
Designed to control excess oil and clarify skin, this detox mask contains two very powerful skin-care ingredients. French green clay helps draw out impurities deep within pores, while tea tree helps reduce the appearance of blemishes. Squalane helps replenish hydration to leave your complexion calm and soft.