6 FACIAL MASKS TO SAVE YOUR SKIN
Not Sure What Face Mask Is Right for Your Skin Type? Let Us Guide the Way
We’re suckers for packaging, and the gorgeous displays at Sephora, Ulta and our favorite drugstores make us want to buy, well,everything—especially when it comes to face masks. The amount of face masks we’ve purchased over the years could fill the Atlantic. The only problem is, not all of the masks in our medicine cabinet are necessarily suited to what our skin needs.
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In other words, face masks are not one size fits all. There are all different kinds for every type of skin issue, whether it be acne, dryness, dullness or wrinkles, there is the perfect fix. Click through to see the best face masks you should be trying now, depending on your skin type.
Originally posted December 2012. Updated October 2019.
, by far, the most entertaining face mask you can use for oily skin. You mix the powder with a little water, spread it onto your face, and wait for it to dry. The real fun comes when it dries and takes on a rubbery texture. Then, you get to peel it off. The best part, of course, it that it works. Detoxifying seaweed clears your skin of blemishes and prevents future breakouts.
Brooke Wilenskyof Union Square Laser Dermatology recommends using baking soda for at home microdermabrasion. Mix three tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water until it forms a thin paste. Apply in a circular motion onto your face, let it sit for five minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
Not all face masks need to be washed off. This for dry skin is meant to stay on your face. Apply it at the end of the night, and it will melt right into the skin.
After five minutes on your skin, this leaves skin hydrated, which means it also helps smoothe the appearance of dry lines.
When it comes to making your own mask for dry skin, Wilensky recommends the use of bananas and honey. Warm one teaspoon of honey in the microwave, and then mix it with half a banana. Spread it on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse off.
We love a good sheet mask and H20's Oasis Water-Infused Hydrating Gel Mask is no exception. This hydrating gel facial mask provides intense moisture and a cooling sensation, so your face is soft and dewy, not red and inflamed.
Chamomile is often used as a calming agent, and Mario Badescu took advantage of the ingredient in his Azulene Calming Mask. It also uses Kaolin clay and wheat starch to clean out pores.
Oatmeal is a great resource for angry skin. Blend one and a half tablespoons yogurt with one-third kiwi. Sprinkle in one tablespoon oatmeal, one teaspoon cinnamon, along with fresh basil and mint. Leave on the face for 20 minutes and rinse off with water.
Another sheet mask FTW! does it exactly what it says: Brighten. It also targets spots and discoloration.
Wilensky suggests mixing four tablespoons finely ground espresso, four tablespoons cocoa powder, and eight tablespoons milk in a bowl until a smooth paste forms. Apply it onto your face and leave it until it dries.
The uses hyaluronic acid and tensors to immediately plump fines lines and tighten wrinkles. You can also feel free to leave it on overnight. Plus, we also just really love the name.
To get anti-aging benefits without a store-bough mask, Wilenski says place a peeled avocado, a boiled carrot, half a coup of heavy cream, two tablespoons honey, and one teaspoon extra virgin olive oil into a blender and blend until smooth. Keep on your face for 15 minutes before washing off.
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