The 7 Best Face Masks for Soothing Angry, Acne-Prone Skin

Jul 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET
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We’re going to drop a surprising fact on you: Pimples suck. Not only do they itch like crazy and hurt when touched, but add in the intense summer heat plus a few layers of sweaty, crease-y makeup, and you’ve got a recipe for super-irritated, broken-out skin. But contrary to what you might think, aggressively treating your blemishes with a zillion spot treatments and acne creams can actually lead to more zits. Yup, the more you dry out and irritate your skin, the more your skin overproduces oil to compensate, leading to clogged pores, blackheads and pimples. Fun, right?

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We know; you might not feel like playing nice with your acne, but trust us when we say that being as gentle with your face as possible will help heal your skin and reduce further breakouts. So we rounded up the best face masks to calm angry, irritated, acne-prone skin, all of which contain soothing ingredients like chamomile, cucumber and aloe vera to gently fight inflammation and redness. Scroll through to see our favorites, and get ready to hear your skin literally sigh with relief tonight.

Cremorlab Herb Tea Pure Calming Mask

Cremorlab Herb Tea Pure Calming Mask
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Cremorlab Herb Tea Pure Calming Mask (Peach & Lily, $6)

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb, the super-hydrating soothing sheet mask

Garnier Skinactive Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask—Soothing
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Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb, the super-hydrating soothing sheet mask (Garnier, $2.99)

Missha Herb in Nude Sheet Mask Soothing Care

Missha Herb in Nude Sheet Mask Soothing Care
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Missha Herb in Nude Sheet Mask Soothing Care (Missha, $1.50)

Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask

Mizon Enjoy Vital Up-Time Calming Mask
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Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask (Peach & Lily, $3.50)

My Beauty Diary Calming and Soothing Aloe Vera Mask

My Beauty Diary Calming & Soothing Hydration Mask—Aloe Vera
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My Beauty Diary Calming and Soothing Aloe Vera Mask (Target, $12.99)

Nügg soothing face mask

Nügg Soothing Face Mask
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Nügg soothing face mask (Nügg, $3.99)

Re:P Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb

Re:P Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb
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Re:P Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb (Soko Glam, $41)

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