Navigating the Wide World of Face Masks

Skin care is being a major trend in beauty and fashion as a clear face is the foundation for many different makeup looks. Recently, face masks have come back into trend and people have been raving about the different effects they have. However, with so many different kinds of face masks it can be hard to decipher which ones will work with your skin type to get the results that you want.

Clay Masks

Clay masks are best for oily skin or skin that is prone to breakouts. The clay will soak up and absorb any oil you have in your pores and often tighten the skin. These masks are perfect for people like to exfoliate their skin without an irritating scrub mask. Clay masks can be found at many different price points ranging from L’Oreal’s Pure Clay Mask ($12.99) to Glam Glow’s SuperMud Treatment ($69.00).

Peel Off Masks

Peel off Masks are perfect for people who have dull or tired skin that tends to be more dry. Peel off masks have a much thinner texture than clay masks as they are intended to peel off in a thin layer once dry. They lift away dead skin cells while other ingredients work to hydrate the skin and leave it silky smooth when you’re done. Another upside to peel off mask is the ability to actually peel off the mask which some people find extremely satisfying.

Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are amazing for people who are very busy and on the go. They are extremely easy to travel with and just slip in your purse or suitcase. These masks are typically very hydrating and can have different benefits depending on what your skin needs. Sephora has a wide collection of sheet masks for every skin type and are only $6. There are masks for anti-wrinkles, smoothing, moisture, and mattifying which you can use to suit your skin.

Nose and Face Strips

These aren’t technically face masks but are still in the realm of skincare. These are small strips that you put on your wet nose or T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) which will dry between 10-15 minutes and then you peel them off revealing black heads, which is oxidized sebum in your skin, and clearing up any clogged pores. These are good for anyone who has larger, and clogged pores in their T-Zone that they want to minimize. Be careful pulling these off though because they get very dry and can result in red skin, so it is best to put toner or witch hazel on the area afterwards to sooth the skin and close up the pores.

Hopefully all of this information helps you navigate the world of face masks and help guide you to finding the perfect mask (or masks) for your skin.



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