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11 Clarifying Masks For When Your Skin Needs A Serious Detox

Spoil yourself with one of these top-rated formulas.

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By Alexis Webb · July 17, 2017

Sometimes a good detox is all your skin needs to reboot and refresh. Whenever you clarify the skin, or get rid of all the built up junk (left behind makeup, toxins, and environmental stressors), you’ve also create a better canvas for future makeup applications.

Detoxing should a weekly or at least monthly part of your beauty routine. Regular clarifying treatments help promote more balanced, hydrated skin and prevent excess oil production.

And contrary to popular belief, clarifying doesn’t require a fancy treatment or visit to the aesthetician. Instead, check out 11 purifying masks you can shop in Sephora or your local drugstore. 

This one just hit the shelves this summer and is already it’s getting rave reviews for its deep cleansing properties. Use up to twice a week to fight blemishes, oiliness, and redness. The gentle, yet effective formula includes quartz micro-crystals and a alpha hydroxy acid superfruit blend for added exfoliation. 

$68 available at Sephora

Ditch those traditional cleansers and try this one instead. The star ingredient- charcoal- will clear clogged pores while Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum and Hinoki oil calm the skin.  

$20 available at Sephora

Leave your skin balanced and rid of impurities with the Hey Honey Detox Mud Mask. The antibacterial properties are also effective for those that suffer from acne.

$54 available at Hey Honey

Combination skin types will live for the pink clay in this clarifying masks, which specifically purifies skin that's been put through the ringer.

$39 available at Sephora

Eliminate the toxins in your skin with this kale-based and cost-efficient face wash. 

$10 available at Target

Your skin reaps the most benefits when it is resting at night, so why not try this grapeseed oil-based formula. Use while your sleeping to release impurities and promote a clearer complexion for the morning.

$50 available at Sephora

All you need is 10 minutes to draw dirt, dusk and pollution out of the skin, and leave it feeling softer than ever. 

$10 available at Target

Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be expensive! This clarifying mud mask is made with tamarind extract and tea tree oil, the latter of which is renowned for its antibacterial properties. 

$15 available at Target

Roll this eye gel under your eyes twice a day to release toxins and gradually reduce the size of puffy undereye circles. 

$26 available at Sephora

Clarify your body from hair to toe with this multitasker bentonite clay mask for soothed and smoothed skin.

$10 available at SheaMoisture

Cucumbers aren’t just for eating! Peter Thomas Roth has infused them into this ultra light moisturizer and its weightless ,oil-free texture is perfect for summer. 

$48 available at Macy's