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February 26, 2020

If You Have Acne-Prone Skin, Stock Up on These Sheet Masks Now

These six sheet masks target all the different issues of acne-prone skin, from bacteria to oil overproduction to inflammation to PIH.


Sheet masks are one of my favorite Korean beauty products. I mean, they truly do it all: hydrate, moisturize, relieve dry patches, are hilarious to take a selfie in … the icon jumped out!


But now, we’re completely inundated with sheet masks. The other day, I went to CVS and Aveeno had sheet masks! I wouldn’t even be surprised if Cetaphil came out with one eventually.


So, in an effort to make your sheet mask shopping experience just a little bit easier, I’m going to do a little series where I give you the deets on my favorite masks for a variety of skin types. Today? It’s all about acne-prone skin.



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If you have acne-prone skin, the struggle is finding a mask that has ingredients that will soothe your skin and reduce oil production, without upsetting your already (possibly) angry skin. It’s a delicate balance, but I think these six masks are up to the task.



1. Leaders AC Clear Treatment Mask


This mask is one of my ALL TIME favorite masks. It’s made with 100% natural cotton and is specially designed to treat excess oil production while soothing inflamed, irritated skin. Notable ingredients include snail mucin to calm angry skin and tea tree leaf oil that acts as an antibacterial to prevent new blemishes from forming.




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2. Dr. Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution Mask


This mask is formulated with salicylic acid, a proven and effective acne busting ingredient that “degunks” your skin; glutathione that helps to even out your skin tone (perfect for that pesky PIH); as well as tea tree oil and niacinamide.




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3. Mediheal Tea Tree Essential Blemish Control Sheet Mask


Are you starting to notice a trend here? Tea tree is the star of the show in this sheet mask. It acts as an anti-inflammatory ingredient, so not only are your existing blemishes getting the royal treatment but it works to prevent future blemishes from forming. Willow bark is also along for the ride — it helps exfoliate your pores, while soothing chamomile calms redness and irritation.




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4. My Beauty Diary Sahara Scenedesmus Oil Balancing Mask


Bacteria isn’t the only thing that causes acne, ya know. Oil overproduction is another cause of acne, and this mask, made with scenedesmus, a form of green algae found in hot, dry climates, maintains your skin’s moisture and hydration levels while simultaneously keeping your oil production in check. Oh, and there’s also some aloe vera to soothe inflamed skin and licorice root for a brightening boost.


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5. Innisfree My Real Squeeze Green Tea Mask


Green tea is a known antioxidant ingredient. What does that mean? Well, it means that it can help reduce inflammation, so say bye-bye to those blemishes. This mask also gets bonus points for being eco-friendly — it’s made from eucalyptus and will decompose when it’s put in soil. We love to see it!




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6. Leaders Mediu Amino Clearing Mask


This mask is another one of my favorites. It’s incredibly soothing, thanks to nourishing lotus flower extract. Oh, and it brightens too, because there’s some cute vitamin C thrown into the formulation, too.




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So, what are your favorite sheet masks for acne-prone skin? Share your go-to’s in the comments!



Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.



Haven't had the chance of trying any of these sheet masks, but the ingredients seem very promising. Nothing better than throwing a calming, bacteria fighting masks if your skin is freaking out with inflammation from acne. My go to ingredients when I want clearer skin are: Tea Tree, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Centella Asiatica, Niancinamide, Snail Slime and Propolis.

Masking is the perfect treat and me time! I love doing a mask before a big day/night as a makeup prep. It really helps soothe the skin and moisturize as the perfect makeup primer! And even better if it’s your end of the night cool down after a busy day to relax after your cleansing routine.

I love masking - sheet, wash off, peel off or sleeping mask. But the most convenience for me is sheet mask. Even though I moisturizer skin daily, still I have to do facial mask at least twice a week. Thinking like a happy hour for your face. You will feel amazing, soothing and calming on your skin. Thank you for your article, it's very useful and I learnt so much more about sheet mask.


I'm interested in the Beauty diary's mask. Would be awesome to see it here on Beautytap! Btw, off topic, where has the search box disappeared from the site? ^-^;

Love, if you go on our first page the search product box is right underneath our promo/news banner and you can look up the brand underneath "shop" then brand tab. There will be drop down list of all the brands for you to browse.


Ah, silly me! Thank you! :)

Your welcome love!

This article was very helpful! I have acne prone skin and I'm always looking for new sheet masks to try.

Ooooo the Innisfree Green Tea Mask is definitely going on my must-try! The Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum really amped up my hydration game, can’t believe I haven’t tried the mask yet!

I love the COSRX one step Original Clear Kit and the Moisture Up Kit!


I love Papa Recipe Bombee Black Honey Mask !


All these brands are great but I really like My beauty diary and I am glad to see Beautytap becoming more global and adding in a Taiwanese brand.

My favorite is Mediheal Tea Tree mask. I love the price point of K-beauty sheet masks. They are functional and effective. I sheet mask 2-3 times a week. If I had more time for myself, I think I would sheet mask every day!