The Best Facial Masks for Acne-Prone Skin

Having acne is a struggle, which is why there are so many products on the market to 'fix' the condition. Many people don't think to try facial masks that calm inflammation and heal breakouts.

Having acne is a struggle, which is why there are so many products on the market to 'fix' the condition. Many people don't think to try facial masks that calm inflammation and heal breakouts.


The Best Facial Masks for Acne-Prone Skin


Luckily, Adore Beauty has a keen focus on treatment masks formulated just for you. An intensive treatment can be the first step to making acne less visible and easier to fight, and we’ve found the three best products to take your spots down in no time.

 

1. Alpha-H Balancing and Pore Refining Mask


This gorgeous mask by active-ingredient powerhouse Alpha-H is a clay-based mask featuring soothing, vitamin A to refine, jojoba oil to balance, and lavender to soothe and disinfect. The clay base helps to draw out bacteria and impurities in the pores, making this product a great acne-fighter.

Jojoba oil is another amazing ingredient that balances acne-prone skin and restores its clear, lovely appearance. Jojoba is actually one of the oils most similar to the natural oil (sebum) produced by skin. Jojoba oil helps to balance your own sebum to prevent overproduction of oil, which can lead to breakouts.

Lavender is a proven skin-calming ingredient that also soothes the senses with its pleasant smell. Lavender also helps keep the skin in tip-top shape by killing bacteria and balancing sebum production.

Balancing and Pore Refining Mask draws out the gunk but provides a good balance of ingredients, which is exactly what you want in an acne mask.


The Best Facial Masks for Acne-Prone Skin


2. Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque


This gentle mask from Aesop epitomises the whole brand: simple, natural, and effective. The major acne-fighters in this gorgeous masque are tea tree, rosemary, lemon, and sage, all of which help to fight bacteria, brighten, act as astringents, and control excess oil.

Chamomile, however, is the truly wonderful ingredient in this mask that puts it on the top of the acne-fighting list. Chamomile is tremendously effective at soothing irritation, not only internally via a tea for your tummy, but also externally on the skin.

Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Mask reduces troublesome inflammation and irritation and leaves your skin ready for the aforementioned potent, botanical acne-fighters to do their job.

 

3. Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque


Ah, charcoal: the hot ingredient of the moment. Charcoal products have flooded the skincare market, and it’s not hard to understand why. Natural charcoal is used medically to counteract poisons and in air filters to remove toxins. Charcoal's ability to absorb impurities benefits your skin as well.

The type of charcoal used in Dermalogica’s mask is white charcoal, a gentler form for the skin. This product absorbs impurities so they can be rinsed away with the mask.

Not your standard charcoal mask, Charcoal Rescue Masque also contains niacinamide, a skin-soothing and restoring ingredient that helps to take down inflammation. As with the other masks we mentioned, the aim of this mask is to calm and treat the skin.

Overall, getting your breakout to be less visible is half the battle, right? Out of sight, out of mind! Once you use these guys, you’ll have skin that looks much less aggravated. Face the day with confidence by incorporating an anti-acne mask into your skincare routine.

 

The Best Facial Masks for Acne-Prone Skin