It’s Cassi here again with another series of Beauteque Skincare Investigation! This time we’re going to dive into a skin concern that many of us have: acne.
Acne can take many forms from common blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples to painful pustules, nodules, and cysts. Though genetics play the largest role in determining the severity and type of acne, there are also physical factors that can aggravate the condition. It’s important to be gentle when treating acne so as not to exacerbate the condition – scarring and hyperpigmentation are common problems that arise side-by-side with blemishes.
Luckily, masking is a great easy way to treat acne. There are plenty of masks out there loaded with non-harsh ingredients that help alleviate acne. Today we’re going to touch on just a few of these ingredients!
Clay is a famous blemish-fighting ingredient, known for its ability to draw impurities out of the skin. Kaolin and bentonite clay are two common types of clay that can be found in many kinds of masks, though there are several other kinds of clay as well. Clay acts like a magnet, attracting toxins and bacteria from your pores. It also helps improve blood circulation in your skin so it may speed up healing times on open wounds as well as slow signs of aging.
Clay is revered for its ability to soak up extra oil and balance sebum production. It makes for the perfect natural acne-fighting ingredient! You can find this miracle ingredient in both wash-off masks and pore packs like the masks pictured above.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is another famous acne-fighting ingredient. It’s a naturally has antimicrobial properties, so it’s a gentle alternative to treating skin with harsh chemicals like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. It’s also been known to relieve pain and inflammation so it’s perfect for spot-treating breakouts! Because it’s much more gentle than other treatments, using tea tree oil doesn’t usually result in dryness, flaking, and peeling.
There are plenty of tea-tree oil soaked sheet masks that will soothe your complexion in a flash.
Witch Hazel Extract
Witch hazel extract has been a longtime common acne remedy, and for good reason. As with tea tree oil, it’s a gentle alternative to harsher chemical acne treatments.
Witch hazel extract’s natural astringent properties give it the ability to reduce inflammation and irritation by healing open wounds and blemishes. It speeds up the repairing process and cuts down on the soreness of a newly formed blemish. Witch hazel extract also has oil-balancing characteristics so it helps reduce the appearance of pores. It also has some brightening properties which makes it perfect for use on acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
We adore sheet masks due to their convenience – you can use them anywhere! Plus, with so many options on ingredients, you can rotate a regimen to target any skin concern. Have you tried any sheet masks with these ingredients? Let us know in the comments!