Facial masks are all the rage these days. It’s not hard to imagine why. They offer spa-grade pampering you can enjoy at home and on the cheap! But no two face masks are created equal. They come in different forms and are designed to address different skin concerns. Here’s a quick guide to help you decide which face mask is right for you.
Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Clay masks offer deep cleansing treatments ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. It detoxifies clogged pores and strips away excess sebum, which causes zits. Don’t apply too much nor let the mask harden completely. Spritz on some water to keep it hydrated as you let it sit.
We love April Skin’s Mummy Mud Mask, which features a natural mineral formed by volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, as well as Spanish clay from the Mediterranean. You can also try Innisfree’s Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. It promises to tighten enlarged pores that often plague oily skin.
Dry and Flaky Skin
Dry skin requires extra moisture and hydration. To soften and plump up the skin, look for masks that contain vitamins, collagen, and plant extracts. These ingredients will give your skin a fresh, dewy glow.
We love Innisfree’s It's Real Squeeze Mask Fresh with green tea extracts, and Baroness’ Aloe Vera Mask. Both offer a deep hydration treatment that will leave your skin baby-soft and radiant.
Dark Spots and Acne Marks
Treat hyperpigmentation and pimple scars with specially formulated brightening masks. Check the label for natural bleaching agents like tomato and citrus extracts.
We love Baroness’ Tomato Mask and Baroness’ Vitamin C Mask. They leave your skin looking brighter and more refreshed. They also lessen the redness caused by pimples and inflamed skin.
For fine lines and wrinkles, go for the big guns with masks infused with serums.
We love Innisfree’s Skin Clinic Mask with Peptide, a wrinkle-free functional sheet mask that contains peptides and adenosine to help with skin revitalization and firming. Another good anti-aging mask is Baroness’ Coenzyme Q10 Mask. It helps regenerate skin cells to combat signs of premature aging.
Sensitive skin is tricky. Products with high alcohol content can leave your skin red and irritated. Opt for a gentle sheet mask with natural ingredients and a soothing formula. We love Baroness’ Cucumber Mask, which also minimizes redness due to sun exposure.Which of these face masks are you dying to try? Leave a comment to let us know and tag us on Instagram @iamClaireph to show us your cutest face mask selfie!