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How to Clear Acne with Face Masks

How to Clear Acne with Face Masks

For most people, we experience acne at some point of our lives. And for those who manage to avoid it, well, they are extremely lucky!

Acne is caused by the sebaceous glands reacting to hormones in the blood, producing excess oil and clogging the pores with dead skin cells. The dead skin and excess oils create an ideal environment for the bacteria that causes breakouts to thrive, which causes redness and the development of spots. To help reduce and control acne, a good skin routine needs to be established.

It’s useful to look out for products that help to balance oil production, exfoliate the dead skin cells, and kill bacteria. A weekly (or twice weekly) face mask treatment is brilliant for this if you suffer from acne or problematic skin.

Not sure where to start? Here are our top picks for beating the blemish with face masks:

  1. REN ClearCalm 3 Acne Treatment Mask
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    REN ClearCalm 3 Acne Treatment Mask

    This Kaolin mask soothes and calms the skin, banishing redness. The use of clay in the product absorbs sebum and gently exfoliates to de-congest breakout-causing blocked pores.

    Its anti-microbial action combats the spread of breakout-causing bacteria, making it ideal for reducing the appearance of pore size and redness.

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  2. CosMedix Clear Deep Cleansing Mask
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    CosMedix Clear Deep Cleansing Mask

    This deep cleansing mask with detoxifying Bentonite clay is great for drawing out impurities and deeply cleansing the skin.

    Bentonite absorbs toxins and heavy metals from the skin replenishing with minerals. It’s packed with soothing herbs help to calm inflammation caused by bacterial infection and absorbs excess oil for clearer healthier-looking skin.

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  3. DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask
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    DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask

    Ideal for oily skin, this DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask is for the treatment of acne. The anti-inflammatory properties of Sulfur combined with Aloe Vera, purified clays and aromatic extracts is helpful in the management of oily skin and clogged pores.

    DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask reduces the severity of acne blemishes and allows the skin to heal. Frequent use also helps prevent new acne pimples from forming. Excellent for use on chest and back as well as the face.

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  4. Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Face Mask 40ml
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    Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Face Mask 40ml

    Combat blemishes with the Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Face Mask. The anti-blemish formula harnesses the power of several natural, active ingredients to deep cleanse for a more radiant looking complexion.

    This mask contains Grape Seed Oil to even skin tone, along with Aloe Vera to reduce redness and Kaolin Clay to draw impurities. Its an ideal mask for problematic skin due to Manuka Doctor’s signature ingredient -Purified Bee Venom™ – which has antibacterial properties, ideal for fighting those pesky blemishes.

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  5. Sothys Absorbant Mask
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    Sothys Absorbant Mask

    Clarify and refresh your complexion with the Sothys Absorbant Mask; a purifying treatment developed specifically for combination to oily skin types. Containing zinc oxide to reduce inflammation and irritation with kaolin clay to absorb excess oil.

    This mask makes a perfect acne treatment once or twice a week, and is a perfect shine stopper too!

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  6. Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Hydrogel Mask (4 Pack)
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    Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Hydrogel Mask (4 Pack)

    Enriched with potent Charcoal, it works to eliminate impurities and dirt from pores, whilst an AHA Fruit Blend breaks down dead skin cells leaving skin refreshed and healthier-looking. Suitable for all skin types including acne prone and combination, you can expect revitalised and detoxified skin with a radiant glow.

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  7. HydroPeptide Purifying Mask
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    HydroPeptide Purifying Mask

    Containing hyaluronic acid, Peptides, Enzymes and Green Tea this effective mask helps to increase blood flow and aid the shedding of dead skin cells. The perfect mask to combine anti ageing with skin balancing.

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  8. Skin Authority Calming Mask
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    Skin Authority Calming Mask

    This wonderfully scented medicated mask is infused with Eucalyptus, Sulfur, and purified clay. Its designed to exfoliate, calm, and hydrate inflamed skin caused by acne and other medical conditions. Perfect if your skin needs soothing and is irritated by breakouts.

    Just 1-2 treatments a week is all you need to really calm down angry looking skin.

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For more face mask inspiration, take a look at our full collection here.



Natasha Swindell

Natasha Swindell

Skincare Therapist

Mother of two and a lover of natural products. I have been in the professional skincare and beauty industry for over 10 years, although before this I used to be the child who bought new cleansers with my pocket money. Beauty was an early obsession, which I have grown to love even more after learning the importance of looking after your skin.


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