Best Face Packs for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

 

Hey everyone!

Today I am going to talk about some of my favorite face packs for oily and acne prone skin. I’ve had breakout prone, blemished skin for years now and while I’ve been able to take control of it to some extent, it still breaks out incessantly (underlying hormonal issues at play here). I also have a really oily T-zone which makes summers a terrible time for my skin with breakouts, oiliness, dullness and congestion. Face masks are a saviour when it comes to keeping my skin looking clean, smooth, fresh with minimal breakouts and today I’m sharing 5 great face masks that help with that. If you have oily or breakout prone skin or skin that gets congested and just a bit grimy in the summers, you’ll find these recommendations helpful!

 

 

Best Face Packs for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Best Face Packs for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

 

Best Face Packs for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Best Face Packs for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

 

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Avene Cleanance Mask (Rs 1200)

This is one of my favorite masks for when my skin is breaking out horribly. Its an exfoliating mask that deep cleanses the skin and helps in reducing breakouts. I apply a thin layer of this (since its not exactly cheap!) either all over the face or only on the affected areas which for me is generally the nose, chin and jawline. I keep it on for at least 10 minutes or more sometimes. It dries quickly but can tingle a little if you’re breaking out but it hasn’t ever left my skin red or irritated. The creamy base has some grainy bits (not too many though) that give a bit of scrubbing action when you wash it off. This mask helps in calming the skin, helps in shrinking breakouts and leaves the skin clean and glowing. Highly recommend this for oily/acne-prone/congested skin.

Buy online at Flipkart.com

 

 

Avene Cleanance Mask for oily, acne prone skin

Avene Cleanance Mask for oily, acne prone skin

 

 

Forest Essentials Multani Mitti Ubtan (Rs 595)

This is an excellent face pack for both oily and acne prone skin types. I generally use this ubtan pack mixed with cold pressed Aloe Vera Juice from Kama Ayurveda or cold yogurt and let it dry on the skin for 10-15 minutes. You can get some mild exfoliation by massaging the pack as you rinse it off after it has dried. This makes my skin really really clean and really smooth and soft. It gets rid of all excess oil, dirt, grime and dead skin and just renews my skin. It also helps in drying out breakouts and can be used as a daily cleanser for really acne prone skin. It doesn’t dry my skin especially when used with yogurt and I highly recommend this to everyone for the summers.

Buy online at Flipkart.com

 

 

Forest Essentials Multani Mitti Facial Ubtan

Forest Essentials Multani Mitti Facial Ubtan

 

Forest Essentials Multani Mitti Facial Ubtan

Forest Essentials Multani Mitti Facial Ubtan

 

 

The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask (Rs 1095)

This is a deep cleansing, exfoliating, purifying clay based mask that is densely packed with exfoliating, grainy particles. It has a pale blue color and a light scent that I can’t figure out (not unpleasant though) and feels cooling/tingly on the skin when you put it on. This is excellent for normal to oily skin as it doesn’t dry the skin but really helps cleanse the skin thoroughly. Being packed with scrubbing bits, this gives more exfoliation than the previous two masks so if your skin gets very congested (blocked pores, blackheads), this would be a good mask for you. It also helps in shrinking breakouts like all other clay based masks.

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The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask

The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask

 

The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask

The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask

 

 

Kama Ayurveda Lavanya Face Mask (Rs 395)

This mask comes is a fine powder pack in a small tin with a wooden spatula. I use this mixed with cold pressed Aloe Vera Juice, also from Kama Ayurveda. The pack forms a very fine paste when mixed with water or aloe vera juice and dries pretty quickly. But the recommended usage is 20-30 minutes so I keep this one for weekends. I’ve found that this is a nice mask for cleansing and refreshing the skin but you need to keep it on for that long otherwise it doesn’t seem to do much. It doesn’t dry out the skin, doesn’t tingle or cause stinging (but it could, according to the packaging) and helps in controlling breakouts. The product is 100% natural, not tested on animals and free from preservatives, fragrances, colourants and petrochemicals. It doesn’t feel as strong as some of the others listed in this post so best for those with only slightly problematic skin without major issues.

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Kama Ayurveda Lavanya Natural Plant Mask

Kama Ayurveda Lavanya Natural Plant Mask

 

Kama Ayurveda Lavanya Natural Plant Mask

Kama Ayurveda Lavanya Natural Plant Mask

 

 

Oilcraft Naturals Mridul Anti Acne Face Pack (Rs 400)

Now this is a mask I would recommend for people with really oily and breakout prone skin. This is the real deal when it comes to battling oiliness and pimples. It contains a host of natural ingredients that are known to be effective against acne and oiliness – lemon, neem, tea tree oil and nutmeg & clove oils. I’ve found this mask to a bit drying on my combination skin but it does help in shrinking angry breakouts. This is also the most pocket friendly option of all the masks mentioned here – 70 g for Rs 400. Try this out if you have really problematic skin!

Buy online at Amazon.in

 

 

Oilcraft Naturals Mridul Anti Acne and Blemish Face Pack

Oilcraft Naturals Mridul Anti Acne and Blemish Face Pack

 

Oilcraft Naturals Mridul Anti Acne and Blemish Face Pack

Oilcraft Naturals Mridul Anti Acne and Blemish Face Pack

 

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hope this post was helpful and helps in solving some of your summer skin woes! I also want to mention the Lush Brazened Honey mask here which is great for deep cleansing the skin. I don’t have a fresh pack with me right now but once I finish up one of the masks above, I’m going to get a fresh pot of that! The Body Shop Tea Tree Mask is also something that is much loved by people with acne prone skin so you might want to check that out if you have acne issues.

Do you have any recommendations for masks that are great in the summer? Let me know your comments below! [/note]

 

 

Best Face Packs for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Best Face Packs for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

 

 

 

25 Comments

  1. May 26, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    I love forest essentials ubtan very much!

  2. shwetali
    May 26, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Hi Ankita,

    I have combination skin, and I was not having any pimple
    on my face but now a day some 7 to 8 painful pimples came on my face suddenly.. I am not having more oily food too 🙁
    And some dry patches are also there around my lips and around my eyebrows.

    can you pls suggest something which helps me to get rid off from them.. I am very worried about my face now..
    My face is looking dull too.
    So I have used daily blackhead removal scrub from Neutrogena and face pack of haladi(homemade).
    but not useful 🙁
    🙁

  3. May 26, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    That was another gr8 compilation …will be soon hoarding those 🙂

  4. May 26, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Can’t thank you enough for this awesome post! Very useful and informative.

  5. Tina
    May 26, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Thanks Ankita! Very timely! Looked at my face today in the mirror and was about to scream haha!

  6. May 26, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    i have not tried kama and mridul one…will definitely check it next time!

  7. May 26, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Forest essential has always done justice to all the products on offer. Love them.

  8. May 26, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Great compilation. Thanks 🙂

  9. May 26, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    I have used TBS Blue Corn mask back in time…My skin has gone dry over time!! But still this post will be atreat for oily Skin beauties!!

  10. Rosy
    May 26, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    Hi Ankita! Please suggest some face packs for dry skin too.

  11. May 27, 2015 / 2:08 am

    Great compilation Ankita! I’ve used the TBS Tea Tree mask and found it helped a lot to calm the skin but not to treat the breakouts. From this list, I’m loving TBS 3 in 1 Blue Corn mask and might try that one out next! 🙂

  12. May 27, 2015 / 4:30 am

    I too have oily acne prone skin… I used Pure Argan Oil once when my skin broke out and it worked like a magic… In India I used aloe vera gel fresh from the plant every alternate day 🙂

  13. May 27, 2015 / 9:08 am

    I have oily skin but have never tried any of these packs, its time to start striking them off my wish list. Thanks for sharing this Ankita !

  14. May 27, 2015 / 10:07 am

    Nice compilation of face packs, I have used multanni mitti from other brands but never tried the FE one

  15. May 27, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Ankita, Great compilation!

    How baout the khadi face packs? My hubby has acne prone oily skin and am in the hunt for perfect products for him as well…

  16. May 27, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I so wanted to know about face masks and thanks a bunch for sharing ! I have oily skin type and will be trying few of these

  17. Joo
    May 27, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    thanks for sharing ur favorite face packs.. i have only tried Kama ayurveda Lavanya plant face mask (tester pack).. its really nice works well on my dry skin..

  18. Joo
    May 27, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    though i dont have acne prone skin but to give refreshing feel to my skin twice in a week i use some of my favorite masks like himalaya neem face pack, FE yogurt mask, & self made multani mitti packs with yogurt…

  19. reena
    May 27, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Badly needed review!! Good job.

  20. May 27, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    great post Ankita
    thanks for this one ,badly needed 😉

  21. May 27, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Lovely pics Ankita. I have used Avene and FE packs and they are good. I have normal skin and they work out good for me

  22. May 28, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    This is really helpful, going to try the Kama ayurveda one

  23. May 29, 2015 / 10:13 am

    i love FE ubtan and Kama facepack..Avene one is also goof 🙂 Will check out few more 🙂

  24. Mansi
    June 9, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    Very useful post,,,definitely try one of this esp. kama facepack

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