The essential facemask to help control your acne
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I have combination skin with a very oily chin that regularly experiences breakouts of spots and acne and it would be great to find a product that could keep my skin under control. This Clarifying Mask from Murad is aimed at skin that has acne, and contains a unique combination of clays which draw out impurities and absorb excess oil, leaving skin looking smooth and shine-free.
The Murad brand was developed by Dr Howard Murad who has a 30-year legacy of research and clinical testing, and he believes that health can only be achieved by treating all cells of the body – by eating healthily, managing stress and nourishing skin with topical creams and treatments.
This is a thick, white clay-based mask which contains kaolin and bentonite clays – these draw out and absorb pore-clogging dirt and oil from the skin, whilst liquorice extract comforts, calms and soothes irritated skin, reducing redness and inflammation. The mask has a clean slightly clay-y menthol fragrance and the skin tingles when it is first applied.
The mask should be used once a week and left on the skin for 10 minutes whilst it dries. It doesn’t dry completely hard like some clay masks, but it does go firm and takes quite a bit of soaking with a warm damp facecloth to completely remove it.
In my experience there is a bit of a delayed reaction with this mask – I don’t really see any benefit straight after removing it, but the next day the oily patches on my skin have dried up quite a bit and there are no new spots forming.
I have to say that this is now one of my favourite masks and I’ve been using it on and off for a couple of years now. I often experience patches of acne on my cheeks and by using this mask once a week after a good exfoliate it helps to dry up these patches so they don’t look as obvious or last quite as long. This mask is never going to cure your acne, but it can help control it, and for me that makes it a great product.
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