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Best Face Masks for Your Skin Type

By Elaine Tu

Ahhh, face masks. What can we say? This is the ultimate self-care step we all know and love—and if you don’t, you’re totally missing out, but it’s never too late to start! Finding the best face masks for your skin type can be challenging, but we’re here to help with that. Whether you’ve got oily skin, dry skin, acne prone skin or even sensitive skin, we got you covered. Here are our top picks, including some cult-favorites that are tried and true, and really get rid of your skin probs FAST.

Oily Skin

For you oily skin babies, your best friend is charcoal—and this goes for masks too! Charcoal absorbs oil and helps pull the dirt and grime out of your pores. You can find charcoal sheet masks, wash off masks, or even peel off masks! In addition, certain types of clay like white clay or bentonite are known to draw out excess oil and impurities from the skin. They also help reduce the appearance of pores, leaving smooth, flawless skin. Charcoal masks and clay masks are amazing for deep cleaning pores and refining their appearance.

Acne Prone Skin

For those of you with blemished or acne prone skin—or even if you break out occasionally and want to do something about it—tea tree is amazing for purifying your skin and reducing inflammation. Settle those breakouts with tea tree masks!

There are also chemically formulated masks made specifically for healing acne. Active ingredients typically include salicylic acid and others to get rid of or reduce the appearance of pimples and acne.

Dry Skin

 

If you suffer from dry skin that can resemble the barren Sahara Desert, we totally feel you. Dry, flaky skin can be embarrassing and the tightness that comes with it can be terribly uncomfortable. Thankfully, you can do something about it! The best masks for your skin type are ones that offer extreme hydration. These often include masks that contain honey, hyaluronic acid, and essential oils that lock in moisture.

Be sure with any regimen to hydrate your skin adequately! If you have severely dry skin, it will help to look for hydrating or moisturizing qualities in every step—from cleansers to toners and of course, moisturizers! Your complexion will thank you.

You can also find scrubs or chemically exfoliating masks that will whisk away dead skin cells—build up from dead skin cells can cause breakouts and congested pores!

Sensitive Skin

Ughh, sensitive skin can be extremely tricky. The littlest thing you do can totally irritate your skin, causing redness, flakiness, and bumpiness. If you relate to this, you should try to ease into your mask game by looking for ingredients that are more on the naturally formulated end—and for products that are labeled and made specifically for sensitive skin.  A naturally soothing ingredient to look for is aloe. Aloe has naturally calming properties that can soothe irritated skin and mellow out redness (hence, the use of aloe for sunburnt skin). Some products claiming that they are formulated for sensitive skin can still irritate you, so we recommend doing a patch test on your arm or another part of your body to be sure it doesn’t give you an adverse reaction.

 

Combination Skin

Combination skin peeps, this is gonna get interesting. You can take any of the above products for your skin concerns, and multi-mask! Multi-masking is the phrase used when you are using multiple masks at once. This works best with wash off or peel off methods, but you can also do an eye mask with a wash off mask or peel off mask if you want to too! Just be sure to remove the eye mask before peeling/washing off.

Let’s get glowing, babes!

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