I don’t get much chance to “spa at home” and as my kids are getting older it seems like I have less and less time to do anything like that for myself. When I do get a chance to do some sort of spa-like treatment it’s usually always a clarifying face mask (because, necessary) followed by something hydrating AF.
I’ve spoken quite a bit about my HG mask for battling breakouts and everything gross about my skin and that’s the GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment. However I do know that my particular fave isn’t going to be YOUR fave. Because of this I wanted to feature all of the ones that I like for clarifying purposes (which are all also top rated on Sephora and their respective brand websites) and hopefully from that you’ll be able to find something that will work well for your skin (and I made sure there are options at every price point).
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment ($69.00). OF COURSE I’m throwing this in first. Do you even know me?! It literally saved my face after my Summer vacation to Ocean City. Even before that, it’s saved me. It’s pricey but if you go into Sephora they’ll give you a sample to try. You’ll never look back.
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask ($27.00). While several are available for acne/blemish prone skin the one I’ve gotten to try and love is Clear Improvement. My skin has shown a good response to this one, particularly when my blackheads & pores seem to be more visible.
The Body Shop Skin Clearing Clay Mask ($17.00). Recently The Body Shop has launched this entire Tea Tree Collection that’s targeted toward spots and blemishes. I’ve been a fan of their Tea Tree Oil for awhile so a whole line launch really got me excited! I’m loving this mask because I don’t feel super dry after using it, it’s inexpensive and still gets the job done.
Colleen Rothschild Clarifying Detox Mask ($48.00). I was recently introduced to this brand because of a sponsored opportunity that I did with them last month. In that collaboration I was able to try out a ton of products, one of them being the Clarifying Detox Mask. This mask really works in getting out dirt and other impurities plus uses pure micronized silver to keep bacteria at bay (which can grow when you have a breakout).
Mary Kay Clear Proof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask ($24.00). I must admit, I was skeptical to try this one. I really don’t have much luck with Mary Kay products, if I’m being honest. BUT the reviews on their website had me completely intrigued. 133 reviews and at 5 stars?! Unheard of. This mask is “clinically proven to reduce excess oil and shine”. IDK about reducing my oils long-term but the day after I use it I have to touch-up my shine though my makeup less. I’m interested to try it out in the Summer when I feel particularly greasy!
L’OREAL Pure Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask ($12.99). Mattify me? YES, PLEASE. Also I love the smell of Eucalyptus (which this mask is formulated with). This mask is the only one on this list that is readily available at the drugstore to get at your skins imperfections. As for the mattifying it does look so after I take the mask off but the next day my skin is at it’s normal state (just looking nicer).
Even though my skin is oily it always feels very dry after I do a mask like this. It’s to be expected with all of the sucking out of the nasty, nasty that these masks do. Because of this I always follow up with a hydrating mask or extra hydration before my nighttime moisturizer. My favorites for this are the GLAMGLOW DreamDuo (especially when I use GLAMGLOW Supermud), Fresh Rose Mask (for when I can take a little more time to pamper) or a sheet mask like my favorite the Sephora Lotus Face Mask.
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