When people talk to me regarding skin care, most often, their main concern is their pores. For quite some time now, after researching, writing, and experimenting on beauty, I always say to them that pores become visible because they are congested – congested by oil, grime, and dirt. And when people ask me how to make pores smaller, I always say that there is no way to shrink them. However, with the right combination of cleansing, exfoliation, and other skin treatments, one can make their pores less visible by unclogging them. This article features facial treatment masks that can help unclog pores and also target other skincare concerns, such as rough texture, cystic acne, and dull skin. Read ahead and discover the facial mask fitting for you!
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, P800
This jelly-like mask from The Ordinary is a first and happens to be a cult favourite right after its launch. Packed with salicylic acid, a form of beta hydroxy acid, sloughs away debris and reduce inflammation caused by unwanted acne. Recommended to be used only once or twice a week after cleansing, this 10-minute treatment mask promises a clearer complexion. However, note to avoid this product if skin is peeling and sensitive. Lastly, limit sun exposure and use a sunscreen daily to protect skin from a possible sunburn.
Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment Masque, P2800
Glamglow has always been known for their innovative facials masks. This Gravitymud™ Firming Treatment is an innovation, as well. This mask promises to tighten, lift, and give a youthful-looking complexion after first use. With the use of a brush (included in this pack) or fingers, this 20-minute treatment mask changes its colour from white to chrome. After gently peeling it off, it can result to radiant, glowing skin you have always wanted to covet.
Summer Fridays Overtime Mask, P2850
This clarifying and exfoliating mask packed with pumpkin and apricot seed powder is perfect for dull and congested pores. This gently sloughs away dead skin cells for a brightened and luminous effect. This 10-minute mask has no silicones that is perfect for every skin type.
Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque, P2790
This clay-based treatment mask from Aesop helps clarify and refine skin. This 15-minute mask, with its primrose oil, rosa canina fruit oil, sage oil, and bentonite will also help calm redness. While masks are usually for congested pores, as mentioned, this is one of the few treatment masks good in recharging skin with ingredients that are gentle and beneficial for every skin type.
Niod Voicemail Masque, P3150
This leave-on mask of Niod is designed to repair overall skin complexion. Used twice weekly on top of light serums, this promises to reveal a healthy and rejuvenated skin by morning. However, note that this mask is recommended for dry skin and should not be applied on peeling, irritated, or oily skin.