When a ugly breakout rears it’s head, one of the first things I do is reach for a face mask. I always find that face masks do an excellent job of bringing everything to the surface and help to calm down and soothe skin, leaving you with clearer skin that heals a lot faster. Over the years, I have tried many a face mask, some have resulted in my skin being redder than a tomato, and some have made the situation even worse! However, I finally have three face masks that I have on rotation that always help me out when things get a bit bumpy and yucky.
Una Brennan Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Face Mask: This is the face mask I use when my skin is being super stubborn and is breaking out all the over the place and is really oily. The sayclic acid is great at penetrating the pores and killing bacteria, however I can find this mask sometimes stings on open spots, so I tend to avoid this if I’m having one of my sensitive breakouts. I find this really helps to bring everything to surface and whenever I use this, my skin is a lot clearer the next day. It helps to reduce spot size and keep everything a lot clearer.
Yes TO:Tomatoes Clearing Mask:* I never knew that tomatoes could be good when it comes to spots, but this face mask is good when your fighting a battle against spots. Again clay based, this is great for oily congested skin, with aloe vera it’s also soothing for skin and great for restoring everything back to normal.
Mario Badescu: Whitening Mask: This is the mask I use when either A: my skin is very sore and sensitive which can happen sometimes with breakouts, and when I don’t really have a break out but I need something to help lift my complexion. This mask has ingredients such as liquorice, and zinc, this helps to soothe the skin whilst also helping to calm redness and inflammation of spots. It also helps to lighten acne scars and marks so great to use when your breakout is healing to prevent scarring. It always feels very soothing on my skin and leaves me with a brighter and clearer complexion.
So what’s your favourite face mask for fighting the spots?