Facial masks bring the relaxation and benefits of skincare to your home. Masks are commonly used to help reduce the appearance of acne. These are some of the best face masks designed to help your specific skin type and the type of acne you are dealing with.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is caused by an overproduction of oil in the skin and the buildup of surface debris that clogs the pores. Sebum oil is naturally produced by the skin to get it moisturized and hydrated but if too much oil is produced, it settles on the surface of the skin and mixes with dead skin cells, dirt, makeup residue, and other surface debris. This mixture of oil and debris clogs the pores and blocks the hair follicles, causing inflammation.
What Are Facial Masks?
Facial masks are a relaxing at-home skincare product that can be applied as a sheet mask, peel-off mask, or layered on the skin as a gel or paste-like product. Not all facial masks are made alike, so it is important to look for quality ingredients from companies like Epicuren that rely on high performance products and clinical testing.
How Do Facial Masks Work?
Face masks are infused with products that are essentially trapped against your skin by the mask’s film for maximum results. As the mask sits on your face, antioxidants, hydrating, and other ingredients work together. Clay masks absorb excess oil and debris on the pores and gently lift it from the skin. Ingredients like salicylic acid gently exfoliate the skin to remove surface dead skin cells that may be clogging the pores.
Why Are Facial Masks Important?
Facial masks are a good addition to anyone’s at-home skincare routine. They are perfect for individuals concerned with the signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, dry skin, oily skin, congested skin, and more! Various ingredients have different purposes such as hydrating, moisturizing, or exfoliating the skin.
How Do Facial Masks Help With Acne?
Facial masks can remove oil and debris (dirt, makeup, etc.) from the pores. Trapped oil is one of the main causes of acne, so using a facial mask can be very effective. Some facial masks also have exfoliating ingredients that strip damaged or dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, helping reveal a new layer of skin.
Why to use Facial Masks
Facial masks have many visible benefits, including:
- Brighten dull skin
- Smooth rough skin texture
- Minimizing breakouts
- More even skin tone
- Hydrate skin
Best Masks from Epicuren Discovery
Clarify Polishing Mask
The Clarify Polishing Mask is a great face mask for normal skin and all skin types, especially those with active breakouts. This mask has sulfur which is a potent ingredient for helping with acne breakouts. Spot treating blemishes with this mask has also been known to be helpful.
Bulgaricum Probiotic Powder Mask
The Bulgaricum Probiotic Powder Mask is a great option for fungal acne or rosacea-type acne and is best used on sensitive skin. Mix the powder with our Aloe Vera Calming Gel for a skin-smoothing and softening treatment.
Chai Soy Mud Mask
The Chai Soy Mud Mask for combination skin targets clogged pores and excess oil responsible for your acne breakouts. Natural ingredients deliver antioxidants and minerals to the skin for a skin-brightening and smoothing effect.
Volcanic Clay Mask
The Volcanic Clay Purifying Mask is great for oily or combination skin. Essential oils have been known to help inflammation caused by acne and soften roughened or uneven skin texture while the clay lifts excess oil and surface debris from the skin.
Acne Skincare from Epicuren Discovery
At Epicuren Discovery, we offer a variety of face masks for acne and skin care products to visibly help reduce your acne breakouts. Take our Skin Quiz today and shop online to find the best products to treat your acne in 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do facial masks help with acne scars?
Yes! Many masks with antioxidants, exfoliating agents, and hydrating ingredients can help to brighten the skin and improve the appearance of acne scars.
How can I clear my acne naturally?
Natural-based ingredients like tea tree oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera, zinc, and green are effective for acne concerns. Many of our acne facial masks contain these ingredients.
How long does acne last?
Some people have acne-prone skin that is susceptible to acne breakouts well into adulthood. How long an active breakout lasts can vary significantly depending on the type of acne and how well it responds to various treatments. It can take a week or two for your acne breakout to fully clear up.