I struggle with acne and I have naturally oily skin, I have found that masks really help me to get control over my skin. These are 3 masks which have different purposes and I have found using all of them has helped to clear my skin and boost my confidence. Masks are the perfect way to start getting in the habit of self-love and self-care. I’ve written a post here about how Self-Care needs to be Self-Initiated.
1. Andalou Naturals - Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
This is a brightening mask with glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells to work magic on your skin. This mask helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, clean pores, and will soften skin. Initially the mask tingles but the tingling sensation means it’s working. Some reviews say the tingling feels like burning on very sensitive skin types but most people don’t have any problems with it. It’s recommended to leave it on for 10-20 minutes, it doesn’t tingle too much for me so I leave it on for the full 20 minutes. I use this mask once a week. For those of you who like the smell of pumpkin, honey, and warm spices, you will enjoy the scent. Personally, I like how it smells, it reminds me of pumpkin pie.
2. Freeman - Polishing Charcoal + Black Sugar Gel Mask + Scrub
This mask I have found really great for my blackheads and the little bumps that I often get on my forehead. It detoxes your pores and then the scrub softens your skin and lifts dead skin cells. It also absorbs oils which is great if you have oily skin like I do. After this mask my face will get a little red from the scrub but I make sure to get my acne prone areas really good. It’s recommended to leave it on for 5-7 minutes, I usually leave it on for 10 minutes. I try to use this mask at least twice a week. I also really enjoy the smell of this mask!
3. Pacifica - Kale Brighten Enzymatic Overhaul Mask
This mask is really great for blackheads, it detoxes your pores. This mask goes on smooth and then tightens. After it makes my face feel soft and clean. This mask can be used daily, I don’t use it daily but I try to use it as often as possible. It’s recommended to leave it on for 5-15 minutes and I usually do the full 15 minutes. This is by far the oddest smelling mask but it does wonders for my skin so the smell is easily overlooked!
Have you used any of these masks? I would love to know what your opinions on them are and if they work for you! Let me know in the comments.