10 Face Masks for Your Oily Skin Problems
Say oui to fresher skin with these must-have masks.
(SPOT.ph) Ladies looove shine—on our hair, our jewelry, even a bit on our cheekbones. But on the T-Zone and all over the face? Er, that’s a totally different story. While mattifying makeup, powders, and oil-blotters can instantly de-grease the skin, you can’t really count on them for long-term relief. What you need is a personalized routine that really addresses your oily skin concerns—from your cleanser down to your moisturizer and serum.
Pro-tip: a weekly (or twice-weekly) face mask, particularly one designed to control your skin’s sebum production, unclog your pores, and help you maintain a healthy oil and moisture balance. Bonus perks: They also instantly refresh skin, and offer a relaxing at-home spa experience! We’ve gathered our 10 faves, ranging from peel-off clays, scrub-and-mask hybrids, and even Korean sheet masks.
Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask (P795) from Healthy Options
Give oily, pollution-exposed skin a once-a-week detox with this dual-action mask. It decongests pores by drawing out extra sebum and dirt with its mix of activated charcoal and oil-absorbing clays (Kaolin and Bentonite), and exfoliates skin with apricot seed powder.
Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (P1,195) from The Body Shop
It’s not called a glow mask for nothing. This vegan facial treat offers a pick-me-up for tired, greasy skin, transforming it with ingredients like bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves, and organic tea tree oil—perfect if you’re acne-prone! Bonus: It offers a cooling sensation that’s sooo relaxing.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (P429) from Healthy Options
Who knew this humble-looking jar of dirt was a cult fave? This beauty star has only one ingredient—all-natural calcium bentonite clay in powder form—which is known for being highly absorbent of excess oil. For best results, mix the powder with raw apple cider vinegar instead of just water to get added antibacterial properties.
Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (P1,500) from Origins
Got oily but sensitive skin? This purifying mask harnesses the gentle power of nature to act as your complexion’s clean-up crew: Kaolin clay clears skin of environmental toxins while bamboo charcoal draws out pore-cloggers, including excess sebum, without irritating skin.
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment (P3,300) from The SM Store
Expect a tingling, tightening sensation as this beautifying mud works its magic. Aside from zapping oil with clay and charcoal, it also contains a mix of acids (mandelic, glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid) to exfoliate pimply skin and get you on your way to a clearer complexion.
Detoxifying Mask + Scub (P249.75) from Human Nature
Real strawberry seeds, bamboo granules, and Kaolin clay come together to create this all-natural (and super affordable!) multitasker. Use as a facial scrub twice to thrice a week to gently slough off dead skin and dissolve excess oil; and once a week as a soothing mask to renew your complexion.
Mario Badescu Special Mask for Oily Skin (P1,072) from sephora.ph
Currently suffering from a breakout? This clay-based mask is infused with Calamine, a mild astringent that helps soothe skin inflammation for faster pimple healing. It’s also designed to control oil and dirt buildup, helping minimize the appearance of pores.
The Blacks Ice Cooling Clay Mask (P695) from Banila Co.
Cool down after a long day spent outdoors with this wash-off facial mask that controls oil with Canadian colloidal clay, and refreshes and tightens with peppermint extracts. It leaves skin feeling fresh and firm after washing, and is visibly less oily.
Leaders Derma Soul Anti-Sebum Mask with Pine Oil (P78) from Leaders
While it’s true that those with problematic skin should use sheet masks with caution (after all, they smother skin to deliver ingredients faster, and may further clog pores), you can rest easy with this one. Infused with antibacterial pine oil, it’s made specifically for oily or combination skin is designed to help you achieve a healthy oil-moisture balance.
Caoilion Pore Refining Sheet Mask (P385) from sephora.ph
Tighten those enlarged pores, a.k.a. the source of all that excess sebum, with this biocellulose sheet mask (meaning, it’s capable of retaining an impressive amount of fluids) that hydrates, soothes, and refines the skin surface. Skin is left ultra moisturized but not oily—just super fresh.