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Best acne masks

Best acne masks
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If your skin tends to break out, it’s well worth adding a deep cleansing product to your arsenal of remedies. Acne masks are specially designed for skin that suffers from blemishes, cleansing it thoroughly but gently, and soothing redness and inflammation. Time spent with a mask on can be relaxing, too, as you sit back and let it do its purifying and brightening magic. Our selection includes the best acne masks on offer to make choosing easy.

Best overall

BeBarefaced Mud Mask

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BeBarefaced Mud Mask

Suitable for vegans

Ingredients to cleanse, exfoliate, refine, and brighten make this mask a spa-style treatment. To improve acne-prone skin it’s made with kaolin clay that reduces blemishes, minimises pores, and cleanses excess oil. Mineral-rich Dead Sea mud draws out impurities, clears blackheads and restores optimal skin pH. A vegan product, it’s suitable for teens as well as adults.

Targeted treatment

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Mask

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L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Mask

Freshens without drying

This mask can be used on areas of break out or all over blemish-prone facial skin, and there’s enough for 10 applications in the pot. The treatment takes a rapid 10 minutes each time. The mask combines three clays to clear skin along with marine algae, which unclogs pores. 

For city residents

SunPrivé Pink Clay Mask

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SunPrivé Pink Clay Mask

Australian formulation

If you’re concerned about the effects of urban life on your skin, plus you have a tendency to break out, this Australian mask has your name on it. It combats acne-causing bacteria with a traditional indigenous ingredient and also includes antioxidants to protect from pollution. It’s suitable for sensitive skin. 

Appealing aroma

Plantifique Superfood Marine Clay Mask

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Plantifique Superfood Marine Clay Mask

Cleanses and tightens pores

Natural ingredients with a pleasant fragrance make using this face mask a soothing experience. It’s designed to eliminate sebum and dead skin cells, reduce open pores, and hydrate for an improved complexion. Application is easy with a brush included, and it’s hypoallergenic.

Bathroom beauty

Wake Face Mask

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Wake Face Mask

UK made

Go for a mask that looks great on display on your bathroom shelves as well as treating acne, blackheads, sensitive, and oily skin. Crushed walnuts and kaolin clay exfoliate, deep cleansing pores and removing dead skin cells for a natural glow, and it acts to tighten pores, too. Removing the mask isn’t hard work, and needs just a little warm water.

Bottom line

Regular use of an acne mask will complement other strategies to reduce spots, inflammation and redness, and help reveal a healthier complexion. BeBarefaced Mud Mask delivers a spa treatment at home because it cleanses, exfoliates, refines, and brightens. Both teenagers and adults with acne-prone skin can benefit from its regular use.

Plantifique Superfood Marine Clay Mask is easy to apply to skin with the brush that’s provided. Its fragrance makes treatment a pleasant experience, and it will cleanse and hydrate facial skin without causing irritation.