Exactly Which Face Mask Is Best For You, Based On Your Skin Type

Exactly Which Face Mask Is Best For You, Based On Your Skin Type

Face masks are a key element in a skincare routine. The right face mask can change your whole face and outlook on life. However, it can be difficult to figure out which face mask to choose when there are so many kinds of masks. Do you need a sheet mask? A peel-off? Mud mask? It all depends on your skin type! Here is a breakdown of what to look for in a fabulous face mask.

All Skin Types → Sheet or Peel-Off Masks

You can’t go wrong with a refreshing face mask. It’s rehydrating, brightening, and just feels nice. Peel-off masks lift the first layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresh, beautiful skin. If you have sensitive skin, check for a sheet or peel-off mask that is especially for sensitive skin.

Oily/Acne-Prone Skin → Clay Masks

Clay masks are known to balance and regulate clay masks. They leave your skin feeling firmer and smoother and can remove blackheads. Clay masks with lactic acid and citric acid work especially well.

Normal To Dry Skin → Hydrogel or Cream Masks

If you need to quench your skin’s thirst, use a hydrogel or cream mask. They can lock in moisture to bring your face back to life.

Dark Spots → Exfoliating Masks

Exfoliating masks are specifically designed to remove top layers of the skin. These types of masks are usually scrubbed on the skin and left for a few minutes before rinsing them off. A quick addition to your skincare routine.

Aging Skin → Water Sleeping Masks

Water sleeping masks are overnight masks designed to bring life back to your skin while you sleep. Drift softly to sleep as your skin softly rejuvenates itself.


No matter what face mask you are using, there are a few tips that will help your face mask be even more effective:

-Always wash your face so nothing gets in the way of the masks’ ingredients soaking into your skin.

-Follow the directions on the mask. Leaving it on longer than directed, it could actually make your skin worse. Additionally, pay attention to how you are supposed to remove the mask in order to get its full benefit.

-You can always make them at home! No need to spend hundreds when you can get simple ingredients from the grocery store.

-Moisturize after your mask to seal in the goodness.

-Enjoy a little spa time with a mask about a few times a week for upkeep.

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