Blemish Busting Masks

My first foray into the world of face masks started with a good old peel-off mask, which didn't do much in terms of effectiveness, but the whole peeling process was


worth the 15 minute wait. After going through a particularly spotty phase in my teens, I've grown to see face masks more as a speedy cure for my skincare ailments and less as a form of entertainment. And although nowadays my skin is much more well-behaved than it used to be, I still get an occasional breakout or two, so I always make sure that there are some blemish busting masks hanging around in my skincare stash. Today I'll run through some favorite ones that I can always rely on when my skin is having a case of



THE 2 IN 1

An oldie but a goodie,

Lush Mask of Magnaminty

is something I've repurchased time and time again. Packed with marigold oil and chlorophyllin to treat the skin, and aduki beans to gently exfoliate it, this kaolin-based mask really packs a punch when it comes to clarifying duties. It's serious stuff for sure, and not something I'd recommend using on a daily basis, as it can be quite harsh if applied too often. However, when it comes to battling those angry, supersized spots, this is your guy - this mask works wonders on reducing both redness and swelling, leaving things looking a little bit more presentable once it's off. 


The only non-clay based pick in the whole lineup, 

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask 

is a hydrating alternative to the average clarifying mask. The key ingredient - Manuka honey - works its magic at reducing any redness and irritation, leaving the skin clean


moisturized. It's the one to reach for when you are facing both dry and spotty skin, as the gentle yet effective formula won't leave the skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. 


What would a TLL skincare lineup be without mentioning at least one Korean product? The 

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

 is the brand's best-selling product - and for a good reason. This mask helps to control sebum, deeply cleanse and brighten the skin without the usual tight sensation of most clay masks. Hands down, this is the best clay mask I've ever come across (can't fault the budget-friendly price tag either). This one is good to use on a weekly basis to keep the skin in a tip-top condition and prevent any possible breakouts.

What are your favourite masks for battling breakouts?

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