If you’ve ever struggled with acne, you may know that the use of *certain* (not all!) face masks can be a powerful addition to your daily skincare routine to help detox, hydrate, and soothe the skin.
Face masks can be a bit tricky as many are too harsh on the skin, and can damage the outer protective layer, causing irritation and ultimately, more breakouts. That being said, certain masks can be a helpful complement to your acne treatment regimen!
Hydrating Masks: These have a soothing effect on the skin and can help calm
some dryness and irritation from your active acne treatment products. We
recommend you limit use to 1-2x/week as needed.
Clay Masks: These can be helpful to help draw out impurities and toxins from the
skin and offer a gentle physical exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. We
recommend you limit use to 1x/week as more often can cause over-irritation.
Overall, the best type of masks for acne-prone skin are clay masks. Clay masks (also referred to as mud masks) have been around for millennia (not just for millennials). They are a fabulous way to harness some of the earth’s rich, nutrient-dense, and powerful ingredients to help rejuvenate the skin.
When clay is wet (like it is when used as a mask) its molecules produce electrical charges that allow it to attract bacteria and debris from the skin, providing a gentle yet effective, deep pore cleansing.
The MDacne Clarifying Pink Clay Mask, detoxifies, brightens, and minimizes the appearance of pores instantly. It's formulated with the purest Australian Pink Clay, to remove toxins and pollutants while leaving your skin smooth and hydrated. The formula is also boosted with powerful retinoids, beta hydroxy acids, and natural plant-based boosters like rosehip and peppermint, to tighten pores while reducing inflammation and irritation.
To learn more about the best clay masks for acne, check out this article on our website!