FACE MASKS FOR ACNE


Face masks are one of the favourite parts of my skin care routine, and I use one almost twice a week. I love the squeaky clean feeling you get after using face masks.

Since tea tree oil is antimicrobial, it is very effective in treating mild to moderate acne.  I really like The Body Shop Tea Tree face mask when I have a lot of active acne on my face. I leave it on for a good 20-30 minutes on my face. This mask is REALLY cooling without actually being stingy on your skin, leaving you feel very refreshed. It can also be used as a spot treatment. A cheaper alternative could be the Lotus Tea Tree Clear face mask, which is also aimed at reducing acne and blackheads, if you want to try a tea tree mask but do not want to splurge.

One of the main reasons I get these unwelcomed eruptions on my face is the fact that my skin is SUPER oily. I love using the Seaweed Ionic clay mask to tame my oily skin, and I think it does the job perfectly. It can be a bit stripping (especially on dehydrated skin), and can also be a little stingy if you have very sensitive skin, but I haven't had a bad experience with it yet. I follow it up with my La Roche Posay Effaclar duo, so that my skin doesn't start producing excess oil after being completely stripped off of all it's natural oils.

 On days that I am not feeling very patient I like to throw in the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions mask in my skin care routine because the thick clay structure dries up very quickly and can be washed in 5 minutes leaving your face clean, smooth and refreshed. This mask is a must in my travel bag.

I also wrote a post on how you can also make your own anti-acne face masks  and a mask for sensitive skin at home which is equally efficient as the masks I mentioned here. 
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