The must have mask for blemish prone skin

So I feel like I have an un-written agreement with my skin…if it can keep my cheeks and forehead reasonably clear then I’ll cool my jets when it suddenly wants to sprout a forest of breakouts on my chin. I’ll still moan, but not as much as I would if it attacked my precious ‘safe zones’ (see: cheeks, forehead).

Yes, I’m either really lucky or unlucky in the fact that my skin seems to have set boundaries. Cheeks and forehead generally remain clear but my chin and nose area have been known to on occasion try and grow new planets on my face in the form of spots. No successful attempts yet, but I’ll keep you posted.

If your skin is anything like mine you’re constantly on the look out for products to help prevent and heal blemishes. Generally I go with a good salicylic acid based treatment but for the winter time those can be a little drying.

After a recommendation from Barbara (The Persian Babe on Youtube) and reading lots of reviews, I picked up the Clinique Oil Control Cleansing Mask, and I’m so glad I did.

What is it? It’s an oil free mask that uses clay to help sooth any current breakouts, while preventing future ones.

Even though this is a mask I wouldn’t recommend slathering it all over your face.
Personally, I find applying blemish-targeting masks to non-troubled areas on the face to just do more harm than good. Why ruin a good thing? I’ve found the best way to use this product is as a spot mask; just dab it onto specific blemishes or a breakout area rather than your whole face to avoid any risk of drying out your skin. Using the mask this way not only prevents product wastage, but it also means you can use it multiple times a week without over-treating your skin.

I often find a lot of skincare products to be over-hyped and over-priced, but this gentle yet effective little beauty luckily doesn’t fall into either of those categories. If you’re wanting to sooth and prevent spots, definitely give this one a try!


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5 responses to “The must have mask for blemish prone skin”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I laughed at the unwritten agreements – I'm the same! Except I always break out where I don't wait to. This mask sounds great though, I will definitely look up some more reviews, my skin has gone from clear to super bumpy in the last couple of weeks. Tea tree oil has been helping but I need something else!

    Daniela |

    • Tea tree oil can be really helpful for breakouts, I'd also highly recommend the Mario Badescu drying lotion. It's like a miracle in a bottle for clearing spots!

  2. Maz says:

    Oh my! My skin has been so stubborn lately, I'm really intrigued on trying out all these recommendations!

    • Since I wrote this post I've still been using this mask fairly often and it's still working like a charm! It's great to just whack this mask on any spots and leave it for a while, rather then putting it all over your face (unless your whole face has broken out) x

  3. I am currently using scar removal cream in order to remove the scars. Also, the product is quite effective and does not cause any type of sensation as other products do.

    melissa@Revitol scar removal cream

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