Acne – we get it. You thought you’d left the big angry breakouts in your teens, then bam! They’re back with a vengeance and suddenly your skin doesn’t agree with the luxurious creams, serums and essences lining your bathroom shelf. It’s annoying, but you don’t have to give up pampering your skin completely.
Face masks can be a fast track to better skin, and those containing ingredients such as clay, charcoal and glycolic acid, to name a few, are particularly helpful for those battling acne.Dr Anjali Mahto, author of The Skincare Bible, believes introducing a mask into your weekly skincare routine may just be the ticket for banishing weekly breakouts: ‘If we live in busy, built-up areas and cities our skin is exposed to pollutants that we need to protect ourselves from. These dirt particles can clog pores and increase oil production making us prone to breakouts and blackheads leaving our skin looking dull. Introducing a weekly clay mask to our routines works to draw impurities out, stopping oil build-up and promoting even skin tone’.