If you have acne-prone skin or use an acne treatment regimen, then using an acne face mask or home acne facial is most likely part of your skin care routine. However, if you’re not using a face mask or home facial to help control your acne breakouts, you’re missing out. While a home acne facial isn’t a daily or sometimes even a weekly treatment, enhancing your anti-acne regimen with a facial or face mask can help to unclog pores, draw impurities from the skin and even improve skin’s overall health. A daily, three-step acne regimen is the best solution for consistently clear skin—and when combined with occasional acne facials can leave you with healthy, glowing blemish-free skin. Here’s how to do a home facial for acne-prone skin.
Step One: Prepare Your Skin (and Your Environment)
While you can do a facial while multitasking, your home facial is a great time to relax and de-stress. Cultural Stress™, the constant and pervasive stress of being connected 24/7, weakens every cell in your body, making it more difficult for it to repair and regenerate—and that has a direct effect on your skin. Use your facial as a time to relax and let go of the daily stresses of life. Find a quiet space, put on some relaxing music and make yourself a cup of green tea (which is rich in antioxidants that support skin health). Prep your skin by using a gentle skin cleanser to remove surface dirt and makeup residue. You may also want to heat up some water and steam your face to open your pores, which will help your face mask or skin care serum to work more effectively.
Step Two: Apply Your Acne Face Mask
The second step of any acne home facial is to apply your acne face mask. Murad Clarifying Mask for acne-prone skin contains the rare earth clays Kaolin and Bentonite to deep clean and draw out impurities. Sulfur dries and heals acne while Zinc and Licorice Extract comfort and calm irritated skin. Simply apply the mask evenly across your face and then sit back and relax for ten minutes while the soothing and healing ingredients do their job. At the end of the ten minutes, rinse the mask off with warm water and pat your skin dry.
Step Three: Moisturize and Hydrate Your Skin
It’s important to hydrate and moisturize your skin after any skin treatment. Apply a soothing, hydrating moisturizer that’s rich in antioxidants, such as Murad Essential-C Night Moisture or Murad Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15. Another great way to hydrate your skin (and your whole body) is to “eat your water” in the form of fruits or vegetables.
At the end of your home acne facial, your skin should feel smooth and healthy, and you should feel relaxed and de-stressed. While doing a home acne facial daily or every few days can be too harsh on your skin, weekly acne facials can improve your skin’s health while boosting the clarity of your complexion.
Visit the Murad Acne Treatment & Resource Center for more information on acne, healthy skin and the best acne treatment solutions.
“I have tried several products to get rid of blackheads around my nose but they never worked. I tried this mask for the first time and was SHOCKED with the results. ALL my blackheads were gone around my nose and that was after the first use. This mask tightens your skin and makes it feel so soft, and it appears more radiant. This is a must-have in anyone’s bathroom!!” Maddie07, Northern CA
Great for Oily Skin!
“This product is GREAT especially if you have oily skin. It does make your skin smoother and gets rid of oil very well. The best time to use it is the day you’re going out. For example, if you have school on Monday, use the mask Monday morning instead of Sunday night. I’ve noticed that using it [in the] morning controls the oil better throughout the whole day. I suffer from a very oily nose, and this does help a lot. (I also use mattifying powder during the day.) You should definitely buy this if you have oily skin and add it to your oil control regimen! I’m sure you’ll love it.” Adalissia, Houston, TX
Best Mask Ever
“No need to ever try another mask; the solution to my acne has been found. This mask has the amazing ability to dry out the junk from my pores without making my skin flaky or irritated. In the summer I can use this mask up to 3x per week and my skin looks clear and fresh. Also is a great spot treatment for stubborn cystic acne that never seems to go away fast enough.” seabee, Philadelphia, PA