The Best Face Masks For Oily And Acne-Prone Skin

The skin of your dreams is not too out of reach, we promise!

When you've got oily or acne-prone skin, you're always looking for products that will a) lift deep-seated dirt beneath the pores b) restore oil-moisture balance, and c) grant a "fresh lang" glow. To summarize, your complexion is a high-maintenance bish, LOL! Thanks to recent advances in the ~skincare industry~, there are many ways to score the clear skin of your dreams.

A consistent morning and evening skincare regimen are crucial, but applying masks at least once a week can help clear the pores and control oil production. There are times when your skin is deeply troubled, you can go as far as using it twice a week. 

There are three main types of masks:

  • Clay masks - A wash-off mask. It works to absorb excess sebum and dirt. 
  • Sheet masks – A thin cotton, hydrogel, or cellulose sheet that is soaked in an essence. There is no need to wash it off.
  • Sleeping masks – An overnight mask that is applied right after moisturizer.
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Now that you have a quick primer on all the things you should know about face masks, here the best ones that were made for oily and acne-prone skin.

  1. Best sheet mask for oily skin: Esfolio Pure Skin Volcanic Ash Essence Mask Sheet

    Volcanic ash, a natural combination of sulfur and bentonite clay, is one of your best arsenals against clogged pores. It’s usually found in clay masks but thanks to Esfolio, we can now enjoy its benefits through sheet masks as well.

    Esfolio Pure Skin Volcanic Ash Essence Mask Sheet, P55, Shopee

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  2. Best sleeping mask for oily skin: Snailwhite Icy Mask

    Place this sleeping mask in the fridge before using so you can feel its cooling texture "tighten" your pores and create a soft and supple complexion. You’ll wake up with an instant glow!

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    Snailwhite Icy Mask, P70, Watsons

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  3. Best sheet mask for oily skin: Garnier Hydra Bomb Serum Mask Green Tea

    Drenched in hyaluronic acid and green tea extract, this sheet mask aims to detoxify, refresh, and mattify your skin.

    Garnier Hydra Bomb Serum Mask Green Tea, P79, Lazada 

  4. Best travel-friendly clay mask for oily and acne-prone skin: QuickFX Black Mask

    Going on a trip soon? This clay mask can fit right into your toiletries pouch. But, don’t let the tiny packaging fool you because a small amount can absorb all the dirt and oil stuck in your pores.

    QuickFX Black Mask, P99, Watsons

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  5. Best sheet mask for acne-prone skin: Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask

    ICYDK, oily skin produces more grease when it’s dehydrated. During times like this, you need ingredients like snail mucin to plump up your complexion.

    Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask P150, Go Bloom and Glow 

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  6. Best scrub mask for oily skin: Beauty Bakery Charcoal + Clay Scrub Mask

    Scrub masks aim to get rid of all your skin’s toxins and deep-seated dirt. This one has the added benefits of smoothing out and mattifying, thanks to charcoal and clay.

    Beauty Bakery Charcoal + Clay Scrub Mask, P199, Lazada

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  7. Best clay mask for oily and acne-prone skin: L'Oreal Pure Clay Mask: Anti-Pores (Mint Green)

    This mask features not one, not two, but THREE kinds of pure clays: Kaolin, Morrocan lava clay, and montmorillonite (known for its purifying and rebalancing properties). These ingredients work hand in hand to give you the matte and blemish-free skin you’ve always wished for.

    L'Oreal Pure Clay Mask: Anti-Pores (Mint Green), P449, Watsons

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  8. Best clay mask for oily and acne-prone skin: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask

    I can vividly remember the time this clay mask shot to fame. It was always out of stock and everyone would do everything—even line up in front of Healthy Options—to get their hands on it. I’m sure those people don’t regret doing so because this mask delivers its promises of clearing your skin.

    Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask, P525, Watsons

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  9. Best clay mask for oily and acne-prone skin: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X

    Want to score the super smooth skin of your dreams? Give this clay mask a try. It works to get rid of all the gunk, therefore leaving your pores free from sebum, blackheads, whiteheads, and acne.

    Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X, P610, SM Megamall

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  10. Best sheet mask for oily and acne-prone skin: For Beloved Girl Oil Control Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask

    This has tea tree and zinc gluconate to unclog the pores, control sebum production, and restore your skin’s oil-water balance.

    For Beloved Girl Oil Control Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask, P629/3 pcs, Sephora

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  11. Best sleeping mask for acne-prone and blemished skin: Mizon Goodnight Sleeping Mask

    This overnight sleeping mask promises to get rid of your acne marks and hyperpigmentation while you catch some Zzzs. It also stars our favorite skincare ingredients: Niacinamide for additional glow, plus hyaluronic acid and glycerin for light hydration.

    Mizon Goodnight Sleeping Mask, P750, Lazada 

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  12. Best scrub mask for acne-prone skin: Lush Mask of Magnaminty

    If you’re looking for the perfect mask for your self-care sessions, check this one out. Its fresh minty scent, coupled with its acne-clearing benefits, will help you forget about a stressful work week.

    Lush Mask of Magnaminty, P625, Lush.com.ph

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  13. Best clay mask for oily and acne-prone skin: Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

    Has your skin ever felt malagkit after commuting? Well, with the amount of pollution that we have in Metro Manila, it’s not unlikely that your skin has absorbed all the gunk it could take. Decongest your pores with this powerful clay mask.

    Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, P795, Healthy Options

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  14. Best clay mask for oily and acne-prone skin: The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng And Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask

    Made with ginseng extract, rice extract, and sesame seed oil, this 100 percent vegetarian clay mask aims to get rid of your skin’s impurities while keeping your complexion hydrated.

    The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng And Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask, P1,195, Robinsons Galleria

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  15. Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask

    With the help of zinc oxide and sulfur, this clay mask deep cleans your skin of oil and dirt buildup.

    Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask, P1,250, Lazada

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