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Mediating Maskne: Acne-Friendly Products to Use

by Hannah Smith

Summertime usually equates to humidity, heat, and lots of face sweat that tends to leave behind more acne-prone skin. Throw a mask into the mix, and something about trapping the heat or that friction is not super friendly to your skin. Even worse, facials are hard to come by right now and you need to do your best to mediate the situation at home – and we’re here to help! Read up on some of our favorite options to throw into your routine and calm that maskne right down.

Gently Exfoliate

To help get rid of active acne and to lighten any scarring left behind, you’ll want to turn to a gentle smoothing cream. This one from Dermalogica is packed with hyaluronic acid and tons of antioxidants to help hydrate and smooth over the skin, as well as deliver anti-aging and damage erasing nutrients.

A Clearing Toner

If you’re not typically acne prone, you might not need to use this little guy too much, but it’s great to treat flare-ups along the way. Aloe juice helps to calm and soothe skin, witch hazel helps to wash away oil and reduce pore size, blue tansy helps to calm overall irritation, and rose water to help further soothe and enhance skin tone. Overall, this is great to spritz on troublesome areas to help clear up problematic areas.

A Double-Duty Cream

A lightweight cream is key for keeping the skin plump without clogging pores, and this guy from NOTO fits the bill perfectly. Hyaluronic acid helps bind moisture to the skin while extracts from blue tansy, clary sage, and geranium encourage clearer skin. Couple that with the fact that it is such a thin product, and you won’t feel extra greasy when using your mask with it.

A Clearing Oil

Some people completely avoid oils, particularly in the summertime, and if that’s you, that’s fine! If you do love a good face oil but want one that focus on balancing rather than hydration alone. With rosehip, lavender, and manuka extracts, this oil does lend a helping hand in terms of its antibacterial properties and its ability to encourage cellular turnover.

Detoxing Mask

Since your pores are probably feeling a little more clogged, a clay mask is perfect to reach for. This Healing Clay Mask contains French green clay, which not only works hard to draw out impurities and oils from the skin, but is also packed with skin-beneficial nutrients such as magnesium, copper, and selenium. Notably, it also contains kale for a dose of Vitamin A, neem to reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation, and thyme to fight acne-causing bacteria, just to name a few.

An Internal Solution

Sometimes no matter what we do, topicals just aren’t enough to kick the problem completely. If you feel like you’ve tried every avenue, opt for this skin health supplement from ZitSticka. With niacin, magnesium, selenium, and copper to name a few, this has helped to turn around acne-prone skin and reduce the overall size of breakouts and how frequently one might breakout to begin with!

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