If you’re interested in taking your skin care game to the next level, you should really consider adding a weekly face mask (or face masque for those brands that like to use the French spelling), to your routine. Whatever issue your skin is having, there is probably a face mask available to help you address it. But there are so many different kinds of skin masks out there that it can be a bit confusing to choose. We’re going to try to break it down for you by skin concern so that you can choose the perfect face mask for your skin type.
What’s Your Biggest Skin Care Concern?
Most of us have one major thing about our skin that we’d like to change. Below are the most common skin complaints and our recommendations for the type of face mask that will help you address it.
- Acne-prone and/or oily skin. For skin that is prone to breakouts, choose a clay or mud mask. Clay masks can be drying and should not be used more than once a week. But if you suffer from blackheads and whiteheads, a clay mask or mud mask can be very effective at clearing your skin. We like bareMinerals Claymates Mask Duo “Be Bright and Be Firm.” It combines a traditional clay mask with fruit extracts for exfoliation and skin cell turnover along with the purifying qualities of a mud mask.
- Dull skin. Choose a peel-off mask like Ahava Dunaliella Peel-Off Mask. The Dead Sea Dunaliella Salina algae, a natural form of retinol rich in beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), lifts away the appearance of facial fatigue and dullness while it brightens, smooths and softens.
- Aging skin. The cooling effects of a gel-based mask are great for skin that is suffering from dryness, wrinkles and a lack of firmness. For aging skin that needs extra hydration, try Ahava Overnight Deep Wrinkle Mask. This gel mask uses AoSTM complex, AHAVA’s clinically proven, exclusive wrinkle-smoothing patent, to stimulate skin’s natural ability to repair itself throughout the night and it’s super moisturizing.
- Dry skin. Choose a hydrating mask. These can be used for a few minutes for a quick moisture boost or overnight for deep, intense hydration. For a quick fix, we like Lierac Hydra-Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating Balm for its immediate hydrating qualities. It's intense and great for emergency skin repair!
Be sure to check out the full line of skin care products available on our website. We guarantee that all beauty lines offered are 100% authentic, never from a third-party, and are items that our beauty team uses on our own hair and skin. Plus, Pandora Beauty offers some of the best prices available on all your favorite salon-quality products at our online discount beauty supply store.