My Top 5 Face Masks for Acne Prone Skin

Hey guys! I wanted to create a new series on my blog called “My Top 5”. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but I will be sharing my top five products in a certain category. I already shared my top 5 luxury products and decided to continue the concept. Today I will be sharing my favourite face masks as someone with acne-prone skin. These aren’t all detoxing, pore-cleaning masks so if you have other skin types you might be able to use some of the other masks. Let’s get into it.

A collection of face masks from Garnier, Farmacy, Versed, Origins and Glow Recipe. Skincare for acne-prone skin.

My first favourite is the Garnier Clean+ Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask. I’ve had this mask forever. I use it all the time and I still haven’t finished it so you will get your money’s worth. I like this mask because it dries down quickly and isn’t as aggressive as other clay masks. I can leave this on for 5-10 minutes and my face will be cleaner than using a normal cleanser but it doesn’t feel stripped. I also like using this as a spot treatment as well. I put a bit of the mask on a zit and leave it overnight. And it’s from the drugstore so it’s affordable.

If I have some series breakouts going on, then I reach for the Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin. If you have dry skin stay away from this mask because it helps dry out all my pimples when they’re rearing their ugly heads. Also, like the same suggests I only have to wear it for 10 minutes to get the benefits, but if my face is really freaking out I’ll leave it on longer. Thanks to my friend for sharing this mask with me because I love it and as long as I have acne I’ll be using this mask.

Now after the breakouts subside I like using the Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask. This mask has active ingredients that not only hydrate my skin after berating it with drying product, but it helps reduce the appearance of dark spots. I scar very easily on my skin so I like using this mask to help reduce those scars. But it’s not an abrasive mask, it feels quite soft on the skin so if you have dry skin I think you’ll like this as well.

While I do have oily skin, I do have some dry moments. That’s when I like to use the Versed Look Alive Hydrating Plumping Mask. Unlike a lot of hydrating masks, this Versed mask has a gel-like consistency that provides hydration without clogging my pores. It has a cooling sensation as well, which is great if my skin is ever feeling irritating. The packaging is quite deceptive. It seems like there isn’t a lot but it’s only one fluid oz. less than the Origins mask. And it’s available at Shoppers!

The final mask to round out my top five is the Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask. I think calling this mask ‘renewing’ is quite accurate. If my face is feeling congested but not necessarily breaking out this is the mask I reach for. The mask starts as a thick yellow but as I rub it into my face it turns white and it gets warm and tingly on the face. After I wash it off my skin feels cleaner and hydrated at the same time. And the mask smells delicious, just like honey!

And those are my top five face masks. Let me know in the comments what your favourite masks are. And also let me know what category you would like to see next, it can be skincare or makeup or whatever you want to see!



My Mask Collection

Hey guys! I am personally always on the hunt for a great face mask. I love getting new masks, but I find good ones can really make a big difference on how my skin looks and feels. So I decided to share with you guys the masks that I currently own. I decluttered my collection a couple months ago so it’s not that large but I really like all the masks that I kept. Just want to mention that I have acne-prone skin, so all of the masks I use are meant for that. If I want something hydrating I generally use sheet masks instead.

masks 2019

The first mask is a great drugstore option – the Garnier SkinActive Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask. Now I only use this as a mask, but you can technically use it as a cleanser. I really like how the formula of this one is thinner so it dries faster. I can quickly use this mask for five minutes and see results. The thinner consistency also makes this mask really create for overnight spot treatment. I will say it’s not the deepest cleaning mask that I own, but overall I like it because it’s quick to use and it has a good price.

Next are my two mini Origins masks. I might have mentioned that around the holidays I picked up a set of Origins masks, and these are the two that I kept. First is the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay. I actually used this mask last night and wow! I like using this mask for cleaning out my pores more than dealing with any breakouts. I really notice a difference in my pores, and I don’t find this mask too drying which is nice. The other Origins mask is the Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin. Now this mask is for all my fellow acne prone friends. I use this mask when my face is freaking out and I notice such a difference in how my breakouts look before and after using this mask. It just does a great job of decongesting the skin and getting all the gunk out. Now I use this all over my face, but my friend with combo skin uses this too but just on her t-zone and she loves it as well. I will say that this mask is drying, so I always apply a nice moisturizer after using it. I think when I finish both of these minis I will purchase the full sized of these masks.

Now if you are looking for something a little more hydrating, I would recommend the Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask. I like to use this mask when I want to help clear my skin but I don’t want to dry it out. This mask doesn’t dry down, so it helps keep my face hydrated. My face always feels smooth and soft after using it. The only thing I don’t like about this face mask is that you can’t just wash it off, but you have to wipe if off with a cloth. I find this to be a bit of a hassle because it takes longer to wash off and it has stained my face towels before. I still really like this mask, and I would recommend this normal and combo skin people would like this too.

The final mask is Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty. Every time I use this mask I am always impressed at how well it cleans my skin. It makes my skin look brighter and feel smoother. It is does dry my skin, so I don’t wear it more than 10 minutes to not overdo it and then just apply a nice moisturizer after. It can be a little messy but I don’t mind that. What I do mind is that I’ve had this mask for awhile, and it’s not expired yet, but it is drying out. So keep in mind that if you don’t plan on using this mask weekly to maybe get the smaller size.

And those are all my favourite masks! Let me know down below what your favourite masks are because I always like trying new ones out!