Breaking out? So is the rest of the internet

By Christina Butan
April 16, 2020 08:32 AM
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If these uncertain times have you breaking out, you’re not alone. Many of us are experiencing a spike in acne and oily skin while we stress over the coronavirus outbreak, and while that’s totally normal, it’s also super frustrating. With the world out of whack, we don’t need our skin to be, too. Fortunately, there’s tons of skincare out there that can help during these trying times, like detoxifying masks.

In fact, Google searches for a few detoxifying and acne-calming masks have gone up as much as over 1,000 percent since last week. The Caudalie Instant Detox Mask (up over 1,000 percent), Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask (up 781 percent), and Sephora Collection Green Tea Sheet Mask (up 789 percent) have all seen a rise in search, which comes as no surprise since they’re all known for reducing blemishes, minimizing pores, and mattifying skin.

Kourtney Kardashian herself is fan of the Caudalie mask — the reality star told Harper’s Bazaar that it’s one of her favorites to use. “I have always been into masks,” she said. “My skin can break out very easily, you know, it’s important for me to use products that are as clean as possible.”

In case you haven’t heard of the Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge mask, it’s especially loved by over 58,000 Sephora shoppers who have ‘hearted’ the product. One customer said it worked so well that 80 percent of her blackheads were gone after one use, and that her skin felt “cool, tight, and looked so good.”


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The Sephora green-tea sheet mask is currently out of stock, but you can still shop similar skin-clearing sheet masks from Dr. Jart+. This charcoal sheet mask will bubble on your face to tighten enlarged pores and leave your face tingly clean.


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Below, we rounded up a few more masks from Sephora that will (hopefully) give your stressed-out skin a much needed break. Included is a cannabis sativa oil mask that will hydrate skin and clear pores simultaneously and an acne-treatment mask made with maximum-strength sulfur that shoppers also use as a spot treatment for those painful, cyst-like zits.


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This article originally appeared on InStyle.

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