In case you didn't know, we really like masks. Sheet masks, sleep masks, DIY masks—love them all. But when we're breaking out, we're not always in the mood to whip up a pumpkin pie glow mask. We just want a solution that works fast (emphasis on “fast”). Luckily, there's a mask for that because we live in a world where there's a mask for like, everything.
It's beyond annoying to deal with an unexpected breakout, especially if it's before a big event—cue the freakout. This is very reason to keep your beauty cabinet stocked with face masks that have the power to diminish the appearance of pimples in minutes. It's amazing what a mask can do. Over at Byrdie, we've tried them all, from cult classics new launches. So you can trust that the below masks have what it takes to get the job done.
Keep reading for six seriously amazing face masks for acne that actually work.
Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
People swear by this acne-fighting mask, and here's why: It's a powerful blend of grape marc, pink clay, coffee, and papaya enzymes—basically every single thing your skin needs to snap out of it, detoxify, and radiate. You'll feel it deep-cleaning your pores and pushing off that pimple trying to fester on your face.
Kate Sommerville EradiKate Mask
It's often uncomfortable to treat your skin with strong, acne-clearing masks. They usually make your skin feel tight and dry. But this unique gel texture feels like the opposite—it's formulated with soothing and calming herbal ingredients that work together to unclog pores and banish impurities.
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment
You can't talk about miracle-working masks without throwing this gem in the mix. Might we say that this is the supermud mask of all mud masks. Lather this assortment of activated charcoal all over your face or simply spot-treat, and watch it work. It was built to diminish everything from pimples to scarring, and it definitely lives up to its name.
Tracie Martyn Complexion Saviour Mask
This refreshing blend of 100% organic aloe vera gel along with antioxidant extracts of malachite, which is a powerful acne-treating stone, is the perfect reboot when your skin's in need.
Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask
Dear acne, this mask was made for you. Medically tested with sulfur, kaolin, and bentonite clays, it seriously rids acne, fades blemishes, and cleans out your oil glands.
Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Mask
This mask is packed with Umbrian clay, which seamlessly sheds the top layer of dead skin cells and vacuums out your pores. If you love baby-soft skin, this exfoliating mask is going to be your new favorite.
Want to try even more acne-vanishing masks that won't break your bank? Check out the best drugstore face masks for acne we love.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.