When it comes to fighting acne, we’re willing to bring out the big guns—as prescribed by our derm—when necessary. But for mild to moderate breakouts, there are a bevy of masks on the market that can often do the trick. These four are our tried-and-true favorites.
1. Best for Dull Skin
If your complexion also lacks brightness, try a treatment that incorporates exfoliating alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids. Together, they slough off dead surface cells to produce a visible glow and help make pores appear smaller.
Glamglow | $69
2. Best for Oily Skin
This three-minute flash mask deposits exfoliating salicylic acid and leaves behind a matte complexion. The latter comes thanks to a blend of oil-absorbing myristic acid and pore-smoothing grapefruit extract.
Murad | $38
3. Best for Combination Skin
This formula teams 10 percent sulfur—which eradicates bacteria—with moisturizing aloe vera and sweet almond oil. The combo means even those with dry skin can benefit from the traditionally-astringent ingredient.
DDF | $45
4. Best for Sensitive Skin
Detoxifying charcoal is a champ at drawing out pore-clogging dirt and oil. The finely-milled bamboo-based variety used here is just as powerful, but stil gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.
Origins | $26