My favorite maskne friendly skincare products ✨
It’s a little ironic that some of my favorite products in general are very maskne friendly products (which is something everyone is going through right now!). I personally have oily, acne prone skin with hyperpigmentation. For me it comes down to non-comedogenic ingredients, treatments (like BHAs), and hydration without being too heavy. My holy grail acne treatment in general is the CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel . Every time a pesky blemish pops up I pop a little bit of this on that baby. It’s 1.5% salicylic acid which will help go into the pores and clean out all the dirt, sebum, and debris while reducing inflammation. I’ve been using this for almost two years ago and it’s the best spot treatment ever. For my pigmentation, inflammation, sebum control, and texture I’ve been alternating The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% and GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum . Azelaic acid is perfect for acne as it kills the bacteria causing it. This one is a little bit on the thicker side but it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It’s help a lot with the reduction of my inflammation as well as brightening post acne spots. The Good Molecules niacinamide is the best one I’ve ever used! It has a gel serum consistency that absorbs so nicely into the skin without making my skincare pill like I’ve had in the past with others. It also helps with reduction of inflammation, lightening of hyperpigmentation, and balances sebum production so that’s less sebum that can potentially get trapped and cause breakouts. Now comes irritation! I had a really bad reaction to my mask back in June. I’m not sure what caused it but you could see the irritation in the outline of my mask on my face. The FIRST AID BEAUTY - FAB Pharma Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask soothed that down immediately and brought relief. It contains a lot of hydration and stress reducing ingredients like arnica, centalla asiatica extract, and cannabis sativa seed oil. Then a lightweight but hydrating moisturizer is key! I’ve been loving the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer during this pandemic as it hydrates my skin (which is a must when you’re using acne treating products) but it absorbs almost instantly so you don’t feel like something heavy it on your face. It has a really nice gel consistency that is perfect for oily skin. It also contains oil controlling ingredients to help you throughout the day. And finally I use The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil which I think is perfect for anything treating acne scars. It is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants needed for cell renewal. You only need a few drops and it absorbs right in. It’s non-comedogenic and helps reduce the signs of aging, adds hydration, and supports your moisture barrier.
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Target Blackheads With A Skin Clearing Mask + Custom-Made Serum
Products: ORIGINS - Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores CLINIQUE - Smart Custom-Repair Serum I wasn’t very much of a mask person as I thought they left the skin dry and parched. That was until I got my hands on Origins masks, specifically their active charcoal mask that’s targeted to unclog pores to clean them thoroughly thus, tightening and helping to shrink their size. I particularly love using a serum that’s specially formulated to target dark spots, lines, and uneven skin texture after unclogging my pores. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask I use this 1 to 2 times a week, during nighttime, after I clean my face thoroughly. I love leaving it on for about 15 to 20 minutes before I tone my face and layering all the other skincare products I use at a given time. I also love using it as a spot corrector when I have the occasional pimple. I love that it really works in getting rid of my pimple when I have one. I also saw that it literally takes out the blackheads that sit on top of my nose. I still have yet to see its effects on shrinking down the size of my pores though. It doesn’t dry out my already dry combination skin, and I feel my face is super clean after leaving this on. It feels clean and detoxified but not dry and tight. I love this mask and will continue to use it! Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum Clinique products will always have a spot in my shelf as their products have been working for me since my college years. Now that my skin has since changed and I have developed specific concerns, Clinique helps me in navigating this adult life filled with hyperpigmentation, unsightly huge pores, and uneven texture. I specifically love using this serum on evenings when I mask as it helps me target the premature aging situation I have going on in my skin. I feel that the Origins mask unclogs my pores, and it then helps my skin prepare to receive all the goodness of the products I use after it. Since using this product, I’ve noticed that my skin texture became smoother and softer. I don’t have any fine lines yet so I can’t attest to that, but this product has definitely helped in smoothing out the uneven texture of my face. Definitely a must try.
ORIGINS-Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores