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Overcome Your Fear Of Acne Breakouts With These 5 Dermatologist Approved Face Masks

by ShannonNia

PHOTO: Serenity Facials

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When it comes to acne-prone skin you may want to test out new products like face masks, but you want to make sure you get one that does not aggravate your acne symptoms or cause damage to your particular skin type. 

Here’s five, dermatologist approved, face masks for you to add to your collection without irritating your skin or breaking the bank:

1. Miss Spa Age Detox Facial Sheet Masks - $2.99

PHOTO: Target

This unscented sheet mask is just what you need to kick off your in-home spa-day. It detoxes the skin and clears your pores to reveal brighter and clearer skin all in 20 minutes. Miss Spa Detox mask is also free of sulfate, dye, aluminum and phthalate. 

Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., founder & director of Capital Laser & Skin Care told Women’s Health Magazine she loves this mask because it’s inexpensive but is made with great ingredients.

“Key ingredients in the Detox mask include natural extracts, which help to gently exfoliate debris from the surface, and aloe, which has anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm the skin,” Tanzi shared with Women’s Health Magazine

2. Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask - $20

PHOTO: Mario Badescu

If your face skin could say "woosah" based on a mask application, this would be the mask to do it. This mask can be a champion player in your anti-acne routine. It is non-hardening and helps to restore balance while simultaneously combating dryness. 

Parvaneh Rafaeloff, MD, at Le Jolie Medi Spa in Los Angeles shared with Mydomaine this masks selling point is: 

"An at-home face mask specifically for acne can dry out existing acne, tighten pores, and minimize oil production. This version from Mario Badescu reduces redness, takes away inflammation, and calms the skin overall,” Rafaeloff  said to Mydomaine

3. Aztec Secret: Indian Healing Clay - $10.95

PHOTO: Amazon

This infamous clay can be mixed with water or apple cider vinegar to give your skin a powerful, deep pore cleansing treatment. New York dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green, explained to Bustle the benefits clay mask have for acne-prone skin: 

"Clay masks are great for acne prone oily skin as the clay draws out the impurities from deep in the pores… It will speed up the process of healing active breakouts… Clay masks also absorb excess oils, as well as reduce surface shine and help reduce clogged pores," Dr. Green told Bustle.

Dr. Green also suggested looking for clays that include either kaolin or bentonite. 

4. Boscia Luminzing Black Charcoal Mask - $34

PHOTO: Sephora 

Mineral-rich and sporting a  peel-away method, this charcoal mask great for minimizing the appearance of pores, promoting radiant skin and detoxifying the skin. The charcoal draws out oil and dirt and helps your skin combat breakouts. 

Certified dermatologist, Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, told Business Insider masks like this can be an alternative to sometimes harsh and drying ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide. Doing a weekly mask can be beneficial for those with blemish-prone skin. 

5. Neutrogena Moisturizing Hydro Boost Face Mask - $2.99

PHOTO: Ulta | Retails for $2.99 

Need a hydro boost? Neutrogena made this mask with a unique “hydrogel” which is said to help the formula penetrate your skin for maximum absorption. It is also made with hyaluronic acid and does not clog the pores or leave a greasy/oily feeling behind. 


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