You’ve probably seen videos or advertisements of those white paper masks that are so popular right now. The ones with the holes cut out for your mouth and nose? Yeah, those ones.

Many others have made it onto the scene as well, whether it’s charcoal, clay, rose, mud, sheets masks. But are they really good for your skin? In this article we’ll go over whether these work for acne and what you can do about it.

I think we can all agree that skin care is not to be taken lightly. A good cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen are a must. Some face masks can be complementary beyond that, but they’re not necessarily essential for healthy skin. It all depends on the product and your skin type.

Face masks occlude the skin, which is going to create a natural barrier between your skin and air. Which means that the product only goes into the skin. This makes it penetrates deeper and the effects are stronger as well as fast acting.

For a boost, we like to use our Oxygen Cream Mask. It not only helps detoxify deep down in the skin but it also helps with cell regeneration by adding oxygen back into the pore, which is great for people who suffer from dry skin.

But as you can imagine, the main problem with some face masks is that they can have added fragrances or oils, which can make the product smell good but otherwise don’t have any benefit and can be irritating to sensitive skin.

Not all masks are designed for those with acne, so be wary of ingredients that clog pores and make your acne-prone skin worse in the long run.

Always use masks and new products with caution if you have sensitive skin. Masks are intended to be used only 2-3 times a week and a good skincare routine is so much more than that. Using a product only a few times a week by itself will not heal your acne. And depending on what the product contains, it can hurt more than help.

To go along with that, if you’d like to start out with a good acne-friendly mask, try our Melon Exfoliating Mask. It will help exfoliate and hydrate. This is the perfect mask for those who just want to add a little extra oomph to their current skincare routine.

Some masks can deliver a quick fix, but it’s not likely to last. Others are good for oiliness or redness but it’s unclear if it’s actually the mask itself that’s helping, or just having something cooling and wet on the skin before being washed off. Any benefit you see from using a mask depends on the underlying skin issue you have and ingredients in the mask itself.

This is why we recommend our Sulphur Healing Mask for those who are particularly struggling with acne. It’s great for oily skin, inflamed acne, and spot treating pimples. This mask helps heal and minimize oil and acne on the skin.

Last but not least, another important thing to remember is that if you have questions about a particular product, it’s best to ask your esthetician before using it.

To reach out to us about any of your acne or skin care related questions, give us a call at 801-800-6602. Or give us try and book your appointment here.