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The Best Detoxing Face Masks

You survived Nutcracker season. The gifts have all been opened. The craziness of the past few months is finally dying down. As you give your mind and body a (much deserved) rest this winter break, don't forget about your skin. Dancers are constantly wearing loads of makeup (and sweating a lot in said makeup), which can wreak havoc on your pores. Take this downtime to pamper yourself and refresh your complexion with our favorite detoxing face masks. You'll head into the new year glowing like never before! ✨

Glamglow Super Mud Clearing Treatment

via Sephora

This cult favorite uses activated charcoal to deep clean dirt and a mix of super potent acids help tighten pores. The best part? You can see this mask working: As the mask dries you'll be able to see little wet spots, which are the impurities the mask is lifting away.

Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask

via Ulta

This mask, which also uses charcoal, starts heating on contact with water to better draw out nasty dirt and oils from your pores. Then it self cools leaving skin smooth and tight.

Clinique Pep-Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask

via Sephora

Nothing provides a deeper clean feeling than a super foamy formula. This Clinique gel mask turns into tons of tiny bubbles, helping skin draw out dirty debris.

L'Oreal Pure Clay Mask, Exfoliate and Refine Pores

via CVS

This clay mask is enhanced with red algae and fine volcanic rock particles to exfoliate dead skin cells and even out skin texture. It also comes in different varieties like Yuzu Lemon for brighter, clarified skin or Seaweed to soothe and calm.

bareMinerals Dirty Detox Skin Glowing and Refining Mud Mask

via Macy's

This extra purifying mud mask uses four different clays, charcoal, and papaya enzyme to extract dirt and even out skin texture.

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask

via Target

An all-natural charcoal mask, this formula also contains salicylic acid to keep pimples at bay, as well as a blend of tomato, aloe, watermelon, pumpkin, and chamomile to really soothe and refine skin.

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