5 Beauty Masks for Acne-Prone Skin

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Suffer from unpredictable breakouts? Tried a million different creams, cleansers and spot treatments¬† and nothing seems to work? Don’t stress – our beauty editors have tried and tested some of the industry’s most-talked about masks and we have reached a consensus. Here’s our TOP 5 beauty masks for problem and acne-prone skin… so you’re looking clear and feeling fine in no time!

  1. Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque ($45)


Type/ Cleansing – be warned, this is a strong one! BUT we promise it will successfully draw out ALL your impurities. You may have small breakouts for a couple of days following, yet the results speak for themselves. Clear, glowing, refined and pimple-free. Expect a gorgeous leafy fragrance lingering on your skin too!

Good to know: A clay-based masque to deeply cleanse and refresh most skin types, particularly sensitive or dry. A gentle yet thorough deep-cleansing treatment that extracts impurities clogging the pores, to smooth and refresh the skin.

Buy it here at Myer

2. Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque ($15.95)

SA Style Magazine - Sukin Detoxifying Clay MAsqueType/ Refining – it’s a pore refining mask that won’t dry out your skin. Heals breakouts overnight (including those nasty blackheads and whiteheads), and leaves skin feeling supple and detoxed!

Good to know: A clay based masque infused with kale, spirulina and parsley to promote a clean, healthy and glowing complexion.

Kale, spirulina, parsley and chlorella offer a super green blend of detoxifying antioxidants and vitamins to promote healthy, youthful skin. Avocado and Baobab lock in moisture while goji berry encourages a dewy complexion. A burst of cranberry provides an invigorating scent to refresh the senses.

*If you haven’t heard, this mask has a cult following!

Buy it here at Chemist Warehouse, Harbour Town

3. Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque ($55) – OUR TOP PICK!

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Type/ Refining – draws out all impurities and leaves skin feeling cleansed and extremely fresh. As soon as you apply the mud-like texture sinks into the skin and you can actually feel it working its magic. Does wonders to dry up and clear any acne spots, including preventing future breakouts! Use once a week for best results.

TIP: Leave for 10 minutes or until mask is completed dry – as you wash off rotate hands in a circular motion to ensure the tiny particles work to exfoliate any dead skin cells. You can also use only on certain oily areas on your face or just a dab on spots where you’ve broken out!

Good to know: Fast-acting, easy-to-remove masque rescues tired, lackluster or dull skin. Activated Binchotan Charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities while Sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin.

Buy it here at David Jones

4. Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask ($47)

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Type/ Hydrating – is your skin feeling thirsty? This mask is a winner for adding moisture back into dry winter skin. Especially if you are one of those women who suffer from acne PLUS dry skin. Helps heal problem areas and smooth out fine lines to ensures your makeup sinks in like a dream! Did we mention, you sleep with this one on – so you’ll wake up with soft-to-touch, dewy complexion, ready for the day.

Good to know: Creamy, penetrating night mask helps skin drink deep to replenish lost moisture, build reserves for tomorrow. All night long, it soothes and nourishes to help skin hold in moisture. Oil-free.

Buy it here at David Jones

5. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask ( $49.95)

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Type/ Cleansing & Hydrating – we all know manuka honey is reallyyy good for you – so imagine what it can do for your skin. This mask is the ultimate solution for spots and blemishes – your skin will feel extra luscious and moisturised. Fragrances of vanilla pod and mandarin linger to bring peace and balance to your life.

TIP/ Smooth thick layers of this creamy mask over your face and neck twice weekly. Leave for 15 minutes then rinse with warm and pure water. Also ideal for treating spots and blemishes as they rear their ugly head.

Good to know: A traditional remedy of New Zealand Maori people is antibacterial manuka honey, which powerfully draws moisture to your skin to hydrate it intensely. This facial mask delivers an intensely moisturising, cleansing and antioxidising treatment.

Buy it here at Myer


Blemishes be gone!