Back to fungal acne topic, even though I can say I am pretty much free from them (yeay!).
If you follow me on IG, you’d know that I’m not a big fan of sheet mask. I’ve tried a few, but immediately disliked them. I can’t stand the slippery feel of it, the excess essence, basically everything. And most of the sheet masks I’ve tried were not categorized as fungal acne safe on skincarisma.com. And I read somewhere that wearing sheet mask can increase the temperature of our skin (this is not ideal if you are prone to breakouts like me). Rising temperature on skin can actually increase the bacteria count on the surface of the skin (read: even better breeding ground for the fungus). So, bye sheet mask.
These are my current wash-off masks that’s save for fungal-acne according to skincarisma.com (I alternate, obviously):
LEEGEEHAAM GROW MATCHA CLAY PACK (IDR 255K)
It spreads easily
Scandinavian-feel jar packaging
Only needs 10 minutes to dry
NATURE REPUBLIC BAMBOO CHARCOAL MUD PACK (IDR 80K)
Its’ ingredients list (Kaolin, Bentonite, Charcoal Powder, Sea Salt)
Only takes 10 minutes to dry.
If I need a deep clean feeling, this is my go-to mask.
Super affordable price.
Too hard to squeeze out from the tube. Maybe they should reconsider to use jar packaging instead.
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR SEBO-CONTROLLING MASK (SGD 25.90)
It only needs 5 minutes.
My go to mask if I’m too tired at night.
Hard to find online, because they don’t carry this brand in Indonesia. A friend bought it for me in Watson’s Singapore.
Scented, so those who are sensitive to fragrances, better watch out.
With this crazy conversion rate to dollars, this is quite pricey.
How to include clay mask in your regime?
- For myself, I believe once a week is good enough to deep cleanse. Don’t go overboard, as this is not your everyday skincare routine.
- I prefer to do this at night, after double-cleanse step.
- Let the mask dry according to the suggested time. Don’t let it sit for too long, as it might start sucking up natural oils on our face.
- Use warm water to make it easier to rinse.
- Finish with your next step of skincare routine.
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