Dermatologist's Recommendations: 5 Effective Face Masks for Acne
There are ideal masks for everything: moisturizing, lightening, toning, etc. But what about the mask that can solve all the problems with acne? Dr. Anna Guanche, M.D., a famous dermatologist from Los Angeles, knows the answer to this question. “If you have a lot of blackheads, then a dry rubber mask is best. Because it tightens large pores and and removes dead cells.” In more severe cases, Dr. Guanche recommends a colloidal sulfur mask, which has an anti-bacterial effect.
In addition, Guanche insists not to use “active masks” with components such as enzyme, salicylic or glycolic acid. “f you have a strong desire to apply a mask based on acid, do it once a week, or even less.” Excessive exfoliation can be a problem, so you should carefully pay close attention the balance of moisture.
Top 5 Acne Face Masks:
1. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask
Night mask from Dr. Dennis Gross pulls out dirt, bacteria and absorbs excess sebum. Also it smoothes small wrinkles and pores.
2. Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask
This mask is intended for the treatment of blocked pores, hormonal & inflamed acne, and rosacea. The sulfur penetrates the pores and eliminates problems, preventing the appearance of new blemishes.
3. GlamGlow Supermud Activated Charcoal Treatment
GlamGlow Supermud Mask was designed to combat acne, redness, blemishes, razor bumps etc. Activated carbon removes impurities from the skin and gives the skin a healthy look.
4. Dr. Jart+ Clear Skin Lover Rubber Mask
Dr. Jart’s two-step rubber mask contains algae, which soothe and reduce redness on the skin. The results of this mask are amazing.
5. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
Pumpkin enzyme gently exfoliates the skin, while alpha hydroxy acid rejuvenates the cells. After several uses of this mask, the skin will definitely be smoother.
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