Women everywhere tout the benefits of face masks but with so many out there to choose from, not to mention that we each have our own unique skin concerns and issues, a quick trip to the beauty aisle can turn into minutes staring at labels and Googling terms on your phone, trying to find the best one for you. Sound familiar? Read on for a quick guide to some of the concerns face masks can address – and which products may do the trick.
My Beauty Diary Hyalurunic Acid Moisturizing Mask, Pore’s Original Pack, Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment, Lush Catastrophe Blueberry Maintenance Mask, GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment, Tony Moly I’m Real Tomato Mask
If dryness is an ongoing issue for you, look for an intensely hydrating mask with ingredients that will deliver a penetrating dose of moisture. The My Beauty Diary Hyalurunic Acid Moisturizing Mask‘s key ingredient, hyaluronic acid, purifies, brightens, moisturizes and even heals skin.
Combat oily skin with a mask formulated to bring out impurities and minimize pores, like the Korean brand Pore’s Original Pack, which utilizes Bentonite to bring toxins out of your skin. It will leave skin clean and fresh – and best of all, less oily. (Oh, and if you’re looking for a DIY Bentonite Clay mask, my go-to is kitty litter – it’s often got the same ingredients! ^_-)
If you have sensitive skin, then you know how hard it can be to find the right products. You want to find a face mask that’s just as effective as the others – without all the harsh chemicals and possible irritants. Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment is a hypoallergenic sheet mask that moisturizes with witch hazel and offers that instant cooling sensation our skin needs to refresh – ahhh. The best part? This one is made without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, all potential skin problem causers.
Lush Cosmetics has a line of maintenance masks, each geared toward a different concern. Their Blueberry Maintenance Mask has a focus on prevention, so you can nip any skin issues in the bud. Key ingredients: blueberries (antioxidants) + chamomile blue and rose oil (reduces redness and irritation). It’s a go-to for many of those with sensitive skin as well.
Okay, but what if you have skin concerns that need to be taken care of stat? Enter the famed GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment. The detoxifying activated charcoal works with a unique 6-acid blend designed specifically for treating (and later preventing) problem skin. While there are plenty of options for more affordable charcoal masks, GlamGlow just may be worth the investment.
For dull or dry skin that simply needs a boost, a sheet mask can work miracles. I’ve mentioned a few masks in my Korean Beauty post, but there are lots more created to brighten skin and restore its natural glow. The Tony Moly I’m Real Tomato Mask refreshes by revitalizing dry skin with fruit extracts to give you more radiant skin immediately.
Want more skincare basics? Read my post on a skincare routine for beginners.