Is your face mask breaking you out? Here’s 5 deep-cleansing face masks to help
Deep clean once per week!
Due to coronavirus, most of us are wearing masks in public. Whether you’re DIY-ing it with a bandana and elastics or buying a cloth one online, we’re all likely to be experiencing the same uncomfortable side effects of keeping your nose and mouth covered for a prolonged period of time - with one of the worst of these being breakouts.
So why are our face masks breaking us out? Well, it’s been proven that covering your mouth and nose with a mask traps your breath and creates a warm, moist environment for your skin, which in turns allows for sweat and oil to build up and cause acne. So what’s a mask-wearer to do? Thankfully, there are some other kinds of masks that can come to the rescue: enter the deep-cleansing face mask.
When it comes to congested skin, not all skincare is created equal and there’s nothing that will work harder to clean out your pores than a deep-cleansing mask. To help you find the best ones that are worth your money, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favourites below, starting from the cheapest first.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask (火山泥)
Korean brand Innisfree has always been committed to launching products that do exactly what they say on the tin. This Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask is a gentler take on the traditional mud mask but works just as well to detoxify stressed-out skin. Combining both AHA’s and BHA’s, this powerful blend deep-cleans your pores and makes them look noticeably smaller.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
Equipped with bentonite and Amazonian white clay, this Kiehl’s formula controls shine, lifts dead skin cells and unclogs pores; whilst added aloe vera works to soothe stressed-out skin. Use it once a week as a deep cleanse.
Apivita Deep Cleansing Face Mask With Green Clay
Harnessing the powers of green clay, propolis extract and organic aloe juice, this Apivita Mud Mask is a powerhouse at drawing out dirt and impurities. Perfect for those with sensitive skin, this mask is free from all artificial ingredients, instead, zapping acne and blemishes in the most natural and effective way possible.
BORGHESE Fango Active Mud Face & Body
This BORGHESE face mask is a cult classic thanks to its signature Acqua di Vita Complex from the healing waters of Tuscany. Enriched with green clay, its super cleansing powers remove whiteheads and blackheads from the face, and with long-term use it’ll even refine and tighten pores. Recommended for those with more oily complexions, this is best used once a week to prevent over-stripping the skin.
Exuviance Clay Mask
Get spa-worthy results at home with this Exuviance clay mask. Formulated with both bentonite and kaolin clay, it works to draw out impurities and soak up excess oils, whilst papaya extract exfoliates the skin leaving a fresh and radiant complexion. Best of all, it also includes honey extract to hydrate and soothe the skin, so you don't have to worry about unwanted reactions.