We get it. You thought you'd left the big angry breakouts in your teens, then bam! They're back with a vengeance and suddenly your skin doesn't agree with the luxurious creams, serums and essences lining your bathroom shelf.
Yep, it's annoying, but you don't have to give up pampering your skin completely.
According to specialists, face masks can be a fast track to better skin, and those containing ingredients such as clay, charcoal and glycolic acid to name but a few are particularly helpful for those battling acne (and whatever else the dreaded spots bring with them - pigmentation, we're looking at you).
So whether you're currently dealing with a massive chin eruption or a bumpy forehead, check out the face masks that'll calm and clarify without leaving your skin feeling tight, dry or flaky - because that's not cool.More
Thanks to the sulfur, this isn't the most pleasant smelling mask out there, but its ability to suck the gunk out of pores is pretty much unrivalled - and we can vouch for that! Do a full face after cleansing or use it as an overnight spot treatment by dotting it onto problem areas before bed - it'll reduce redness and shrink spots by half.
ZO Skin Health - £37
This completely natural and organic mask is a powder blend, so it requires you to add water but it's well worth it for the skin-clarifying effects of the main ingredient, turmeric. 'Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, turmeric is a great option for raw, acne prone, angry skin,' says founder Kate Protopapas. P.S. It won't stain your face, trust us.
Isla Apothecary - £22