Beautycounter Products to Clear Up Mask Acne (Maskne)

Suffering from breakouts under your mask? I know I can’t be alone in this. Since the start of COVID, and being required to wear a mask can leave us with irritation, clogged pores, excess oil, & unwanted blemishes! Maskne has taken over. Luckily, Beautycounter has products that will keep your face maskne free, and look better than ever. 

How to Prevent and Treat Maskne

Here are some Beautycounter product suggestions to not only help clear up that maskne, but also help keep your pores extra clean, get rid of any excess oil, help to protect your skin from environmental aggressors, cleanse, & keep your skin hydrated!

Really, what more do you need?!

Products to Help Combat Maskne

Goodbye Maskne

1. Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask

I won’t lie, I look forward to doing this Charcoal Facial Mask weekly. Sometimes if my maskne, or any pimples are feeling extra frisky, I’ll do it 2-3x a week. This mask is loaded with nutrient-rich kaolin clay that will not only purify your complexion, but will also balance out and absorb any excess oil sitting on your skin or in your pores! And trust me, you can see the oils being pulled from your pores during your mask. 

This mask also provides gentle exfoliation with ingredients like salicylic & lactic acid without being too harsh on the skin. I have very sensitive skin and this is the only mask I’ve tried that doesn’t leave me red and blotchy. 

Key Benefits:

  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Absorbs excess oil
  • Purifies and detoxifies complexion
  • Helps calm and smooth the skin

2. Counter+ No. 3 Balancing Oil

It might sound counterintuitive to use oil on oily skin (at least it did to me) but this oil was specifically designed to ease the oil on the skin. It also smells amazing because of the lang ylang oil. 

I add a few drops of this Balancing Oil into my Countermatch Daily Moisturizer or sometimes, I will even add a little extra on after. At the end of the day, I apply more of this oil after I cleanse with my charcoal bar (which I promise I will go over too.) 

Key Benefits:

  • Deeply nourishes and calms skin
  • Helps improve skin clarity
  • Adds in an extra level of hydration
  • Reduces redness and balances excess oil

3. Counter+ Charcoal Cleansing Bar

I was a little worried that this bar would dry my skin out when combining this with the oils, cleanser, and mask, but I was wrong. It came as a surprise how much I fell in love with a little bar of soap. It works to calm inflamed skin or breakouts of any kind while it helps detoxify and absorb impurities. Who knew soap could do so much! 

Key Benefits:

  • Cleanses and detoxifies
  • Helps clear up blemishes
  • Reduces pore size
  • Helps improve overall skin radiance

4. Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm

This Cleansing Balm is one of my (plus everyone I’ve ever known who has tried it) FAVORITE multi-purpose products. I remember first hearing about how people were using this and I thought there is NO way, but again, I was wrong. You can use it both in the morning and at night, personally, I like to use it as another cleanser at night before I go to bed because it hydrates while it cleanses off all of the dirt & debris from the day. I’m a huge fan of double cleansing when trying to clear up any acne or maskne. 

Use this as a basis before your typical cleanser because it will help clear the way for the actual cleanser to do its job. 

Key Benefits:

  • Helps the skin look brighter and more radiant
  • Removes makeup, dirt, and debris
  • Hydrates and nourishes the skin
  • Help reduce irritation
  • Leaves no greasy residue

5. Countercontrol SOS Acne Spot Treatment

I think this SOS Acne Spot Treatment should be on hand for everyone at all times because no one’s skin is perfect. Especially with unwanted mask acne, this product is perfect for keeping those breakouts under control. It’s a gel liquid, and can be applied morning or night. I personally love it at night to dab onto problem areas and wake up for them to be gone in the morning!

Key Benefits:

  • Reduces blemish size
  • Reduces redness
  • Treats breakouts without over-drying the skin (giving you peeling skin like others)
  • Invisible gel

6. & 7. Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion + Recovery Sleep Cream

I never liked wearing moisturizer and frankly, I didn’t think I needed it because I had oily skin and they always felt so heavy. Then I educated myself, my skin is oily because it’s so dry it’s trying to hydrate itself. I tried these two products and they are absolutely incredible. The Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion is my go-to daily moisturizer & the Recovery Sleep Cream is what I use every night to keep my skin hydrated and looking fresh, especially after all the extra cleansing I do these days. 

**If your skin gets too dry or too oily, it can definitely cause some congestion and clog your pores, especially under a mask!

Key Benefits:

  • Adjusts to hydration levels throughout the day & night
  • Lightweight formula, you won’t feel greasy after using it
  • Leaves skin feeling refreshed, glowing, & radiant
  • Comforts and soothes skin
  • Protects skin from moisture loss

8. Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser

I use this cleanser a lot, especially when I’m getting those hormonal breakouts, and now when I feel myself getting a new zit or blemish about to pop up from maskne. It’s perfect to deep clean without drying out your skin, it actually leaves your face feeling oil-free and clean. It even gets rid of dead skin cells. 

Key Benefits:

  • Effectively removes oil, makeup, and impurities
  • Gently exfoliates with jojoba beads
  • Leaves skin feeling balanced

And there we have it, these 8 clean beauty Beautycounter products will help clear up and get that maskne under control. If you use any of these, I’m sure you will be impressed! 

Products to Help Combat Maskne

P.S. did you know that Beautycounter offers a 60-day money back return policy? No questions asked…but I’m sure you won’t need it! 

If you have any questions about a specific product, Beautycounter as a whole, or the consultant opportunity? Feel free to leave a comment here, send me a DM on Instagram, or shoot me an email at! I’m always always here to help you get the skin you’ve always wanted!

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Do you struggle with maskne? What products have you found that help combat maskne?

~ XOXO, the breakout free (most of the time), Amanda // Blonde out of Water

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