This has become my favorite face mask. I apply it on a cleansed face and let it dry for about 20 minutes or so. While it doesn\’t pull out blackheads (it\’s not a peel off mask) it brings any blemishes I have (including cystic acne!!) to a head by the time I wash it off. The label says to use it once a week but I prefer to use it 2-3 times per week for best results.