Do you have oily skin? These eight masks can help you deal with it
Masking has always been associated with creating bright, glowy skin. It may seem like a good thing but it’s usually a look that oily-skinned gals try their best to avoid because “glowy” can turn into “greasy” in a matter of minutes. But hey - don't knock it until you've tried what's appropriate for your skin type! What you need are deep cleansing masks that offer benefits such as pore tightening, acne control, and oil reduction so you can enjoy clear, smooth, and matte skin. Here are eight PV-approved masks to try out at your next masking session!
Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask (P329 from Healthy Options)
This cult favorite mask deeply cleanses skin while shortening the life span of acne as it removes blackheads and whiteheads. The minty sensation feels cool and tingly on the skin; some people find it refreshing while others may be a bit weirded out. Works pretty well though! If you have combination skin, better to use this only on oil-prone areas only as it can be quite drying.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (P520 at Althea)
You can exfoliate, brighten, and reduce the oiliness of your skin with this mask! It's super easy to work with, for a mud mask. Once applied, wait for it to work its magic for around 10 minutes then rinse it off. I find that this also makes extracting blackheads and whiteheads easier after use, so you may want to gently scrub your face with a damp face towel after.
Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask (P1,500 from Origins boutiques)
Active charcoal is a popular beauty ingredient, and you’d understand why after using this mask. It delivers on its promise of clearing pores and makes the complexion look brighter, too. Compared to the other mud-type masks, this is the easiest to use because of its gooey, spreadable consistency and tube packaging.
Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay (P1,500 from Origins boutiques)
Here's another best-selling mask from Origins! It helps sop up oil like the Clear Improvements mask, but what's different is that it has jojoba beads that also helps remove dead skin and pore blockage. Just massage it gently all over your skin while rinsing to exfoliate!
Glamglow Tingexfoliate Treatment Mask (available in SM Beauty stores)
If you're after some serious exfoliation though, try this black Glamglow mud mask! This digs out those deep white heads and black heads like nobody's business. It feels super tight on skin while dry, but rinses off fairly quickly. Your face will feel ridiculously smooth afterwards and you'll notice it will remain matte for a bit longer. Use it only twice a week though as it is a powerful treatment!
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (P429 from Healthy Options)
Dubbed as “The World’s Most Powerful Facial”, gals who prefer using all-natural products will appreciate that this is made of 100% calcium bentonite clay powder. It works so well for de-clogging pores and making skin look smoother that we recommend this as part of giving yourself an at-home facial. To use, just mix equal parts of mask and water (or apple cider vinegar), apply, and allow to set before rinsing it off with water. The giant tub is good for many uses, too, so this will last you a long, long time.
Leaders Anti-Trouble Mask with Green Tea (P78 from Leaders)
There’s a Leaders mask for every skin need, even oily skin! This one is particularly formulated for sensitive acne-prone skin to help battle dullness and skin troubles. If your oily skin causes you pimples too, this is the mask for you! It helps heal pimples faster because of the green tea and salicylic acid in the essence. Nonetheless, it won't dry your skin, so your face feels nice and bouncy even with such concentrated ingredients.
Kracie Hadabisei All in 1 Mask (P895 for 42 sheets at Beauty Bar)
Just because you're oily doesn't mean you shouldn't sheet up. We understand that some masks can feel too rich or thick, and may provide more moisture than what the average oily skin needs. This Kracie mask is juuuuust perfect. Its essence is thin and watery but moisturizes well! It will keep your skin balanced, especially if you go for exfoliating mud masks which can dry you up as a caveat. This can actually be used every day since it's not matapang and is intended to be a maintenance mask.
Do you have oily skin? Which masks do you use to keep it in check?