We all know that feeling of getting home from a busy day and wanting to unwind and relax for the night. One of the most satisfying and relaxing things to do is wash off your make up and throw on a face mask. There are so many masks to try, whether they are sheet masks, do-it-yourself masks, or clay masks, there is just something so pleasant about stretching out in your pajamas with a mask on for twenty minutes, then feeling rejuvenated once you take it off! To make it even better is that each face mask has a specific benefit for any issue you want to address. Here are seven face masks that your skin will love!
1. Honey Masks
Honey is one of the best ingredients to use in skincare for many great reasons. For one, it helps nourish the skin and has antibacterial properties. Honey is so hydrating and can be used in either a sheet mask or straight out of a jar from your kitchen! Just make sure it’s organic honey in order to get the best benefits!
2. Indian Clay Mask
The Indian healing clay mask has grown in popularity in the past years and can be quite the experience. You mix the clay with an equal amount of organic apple cider vinegar to a consistency you’re comfortable with. Apply it as you would any mask, avoiding your eyes and mouth, and you will feel a bit of warmth and tingling. Many people start to feel a “pulling” on the skin as it dries, which isn’t painful but it’s recommended to only leave it on for 10-20 minutes. This mask is great for getting rid of toxins deep in the skin and is also known to help with acne too!
3. Green Tea Masks
Another ingredient that you should never second guess using is green tea. Green tea sheet masks are a wonderful way to get your weekly dose of antioxidants and feel even better on inflamed skin if you put it in the fridge before using. Green tea is great for all skin types but especially for acne prone skin, as it’s very hydrating and will help soothe the skin.
4. Rice Overnight Mask
Rice is a very popular ingredient in K-beauty products and you can see why from using this Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask from Cosrx! This mask is used as the last step in your routine to help lock in all the moisture from your other products. This face mask feels like a thick cream but sinks in nicely after a few minutes. It contains niacinamide in its formula which helps brighten your overall complexion so you wake up with soft, radiant skin!
5. Snail Mucin Masks
Snail mucin has slowly gotten a lot of attention for its many skin restoring benefits. While it may sound gross, snail mucin has wonderful healing and antibacterial properties, which is good for damaged skin. It’s also very hydrating and many people have reported glowing, healthier skin with regular use, so it may just be worth it to buy a few snail mucin masks and see for yourself! Your skin will love it, just as long as your not allergic to snails!
6. Laneige Sleeping Mask
The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask has a literal cult following and its fans swear by it for quenching dehydrated skin! Not only does it come in a beautiful little jar, but the actual gel feels very luxurious when applying, but does not feel too heavy. This mask is perfect for hydrating and plumping the skin: you will wake up with a silky smooth face in the morning!
7. Chemical Peel Masks
This face mask is definitely one to use with caution, sparingly, and only if you have experience using high concentrations of chemical exfoliants. While that warning might sound scary, its benefits far outweigh the cons if used properly. The AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution from The Ordinary is basically a vivid-red colored mask that stings quite a bit until you wash it off. But with weekly use, this mask helps to improve hyperpigmentation and stimulates cell turnover. The result is youthful, glowing skin with a smoother texture.