It’s finally summertime! That means it’s time for the beach, tan skin, sunburns, jogging, and unfortunately… acne. For people with oily, acne-prone skin, acne tends to flare up in the summer due to frequent sweating and the oil buildup from lotion and sunscreen.
Thankfully, excess oil can be tackled with the use of face masks. When used regularly, charcoal, dead sea, green tea, clay, sulfur, bentonite, and glycolic face masks have been proven to treat oily skin and fight acne. Continue reading to find out the 8 best face masks for oily & acne prone skin.
1. Vikeepro – Dead Sea Mud Mask
Dead sea mud masks are great for oily skin. They contain magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium which work together to fight acne and eliminate oil. Other beneficial ingredients include shea butter, sunflower oil, aloe vera juice, jojoba oil that clear pores and reduce inflammation. It also works as an exfoliant, leaving skin feeling healthy and smooth. For only $13.98, you can’t go wrong with purchasing the Vikeepro Dead Sea Mud Mask. Found here.
Green tea is known for its natural antioxidants known as catechins, and with Vitamin C, volcanic mud, and hyaluronic acid added, your skin will not only be deeply hydrated, but the acid will prevent signs of early aging. The formula itself glides on smoothly and leaves a cool, fresh sensation behind. And it only costs $15.87 for this powerful mud mask. Found here.
3. Brooklyn Botany Activated Charcoal Mud Mask
If you feel that your acne comes from toxins and chemicals in the air, then this mask is for you. Charcoal formulas are extremely effective for controlling oil and unclogging blocked pores. It also contains organic aloe vera that hydrates skin and eliminates blackheads. You can find it for just $18.49. Found here.
4. Pure Biology Clay Face Mask
The Pure Biology face mask contains NaturePep™ Pea which helps cleanse the skin without causing redness or irritation. This mask also removes excess oil and fights acne without leaving skin parched. You will notice a difference in the vibrancy and texture of your skin after just the first use. This high-quality mask can be purchased for $22.90. Found here.
5. AcneFree Sulfur Mask
The AcneFree Sulfur Mask contains Vitamin C, Zinc, and copper that collaborate to banish acne and remove excess oil from the skin. The active ingredient, sulfur, has drying properties that cuts down on overproduction of sebum without drying out the skin. A unique feature of this mask is that it’s designed to change color when it’s ready to be rinsed off. And if you’re on a budget, you’re in luck because this mask only costs $9.67. Found here.
This clay mask contains Bentonite clay, which is gentle on skin but tough on acne. Bentonite is formed over time by the weathering of rocks and contains minerals like iron and magnesium formed from volcanic ash. As an exfoliant and anti-acne mask, you’ll have all your masks in one with this clay alone. It can be used on face and body. Found here.
7. Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
The Andalou Glycolic mask contains several different ingredients that act as an acne-fighting task force. The organic pumpkin removes oil and gives skin a smooth texture, while the Vitamin C evens skin tone, and the Aloe Vera adds hydration. And for only $10.75, you can’t skip out on this one. Found here.
For a budget face mask, Garnier SkinActive really packs a punch. It acts as a day moisturizer that leaves the skin looking matte, a night cream that adds moisture, and a facial mask that fights oily skin. With 97% naturally-derived ingredients, a vegan formula, and soothing green tea, the low price of $9.96 is well worth it. Found here.
About the author:
Heather Lomax is a contributing writer and media relations specialist for Zoetic. She loves talking all things beauty, and when she has a spare moment, she likes to spend that time outside and reading literature journals.
More on Summer skincare can be found on the previous article: Top 5 ways to control oily face in Summer.
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