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18 Acne Masks That Banish All Traces of Breakouts

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There are a few skincare essentials you're likely to find in every acne-prone skin type's skincare routine: a breakout-busting cleanser, a great spot treatment, and an oil-free moisturizer, for starters. But to really kick your skincare regime into power mode, you should also be incorporating a weekly face mask into your routine. The best face masks for acne tend to be formulated with purifying, calming, and anti-inflammatory ingredients that treat and tame breakouts. According to dermatologist Papri Sarkar, the specific array of ingredients you should look for will depend on a few factors.


About the Experts: 
Papri Sarkar, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist who practices in Brookline, Massachusetts. She frequently shares skincare tips and tricks on her Instagram @paprisarkar.md.
Zaida Gordon is a holistic skincare expert, Insta-loved esthetician and the owner and founder of Skintegrity Skincare.

But the truth is, the skincare industry is so oversaturated, and with a million choices at your fingertips, it can feel impossible to make the right decision. Luckily for you, we've sifted through them and are presenting you with the best ones for your needs. Ahead, 18 of the best face masks for acne-prone skin.

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Stephanie Montes
Stephanie Montes
Stephanie is a freelance contributor covering all things beauty. She writes about her adventures testing the latest trends in skincare, hair, and makeup. Stephanie's bylines have also appeared on Who What Wear, Elle, Byrdie, Bustle, and more.
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Article Last Updated July 12, 2022 12:00 AM