Knowing your skin and finding the best skincare products for you can be tough especially when there are so many new products coming to the market all the time. Some of the most fun and important elements of skincare are face masks. Face masks help rejuvenate the skin and address any skin concerns you are having.
If you have no idea where to start when looking for the vest face mask for you we’re here to help. We’ll help you decide which skin type you have and the best face mask to address your skin concerns.
If you have normal skin then lucky you because just about any face mask could work for your skin type. The tricky thing with normal skin though is that in the blink of an eye an ingredient in a skincare product can cause irritation or even acne. So it’s all about finding what works best for you.
People with normal skin can usually stick to products that are fairly mild and gentle to the skin. Because they likely don’t have any serious topical or underlying skin issues there won’t be a need for any ingredients that help correct the skin.
There are lots of gentle and effective face masks on the market to help brighten and rejuvenate the skin just to give it more of an “awake” look. We recommend Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask for a gentle and rejuvenating effect on the skin.
Let’s first explore what an oily skin type is. Some characteristics of oily skin are enlarged and visible pores and heightened sebum production to the skin. This is what the “oil” is. With oily skin, this is visible and consistent throughout the entire face. Throughout the day you will see the excess oil and “shine” consistently on your entire face and have to wipe it away often.
When looking for a face mask for oily skin there are two areas you are going to want to focus on. The enlarged pore and the overproduction of oil. The best type of face mask for these problems is a mud/clay mask. Mud/clay face masks draw out the excess oil in the skin and basically dry the pore out for a period of time. If used consistently they can actually decrease oil production in your skin overall.
The best mud face mask in our opinion is the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Masque. This mask not only attacks stubborn large pores and oil production, but it’s also is great for clearing acne. It pulls out all the underlying junk under your skin, and if used consistently can help create a great complexion.
The main and obvious characteristic of dry skin is that it’s lacking moisture. With that comes a world of visible problems to the skin like flaking, eczema, rashes, and dermatitis. Luckily these problems can be easily fixed with the right products and ingredients. It’s easier to add moisture to the skin rather than take it away so you are a little bit more fortunate than people that struggle with oily skin.
When you are looking for the perfect face mask for you, you’ll want to focus on taking care of any visible dryness like flaking or dermatitis and you’ll want to restore moisture to your skin. There are many face masks that are hydrating on the market but it’s up to you to know how much moisture your skin needs because many masks are more intense than others.
Our recommendation for the overall best general hydrating face mask is the Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask. This mask is packed with ingredients that will rejuvenate your skin and restore your natural moisture barrier.
Combination skin is probably the most difficult skin type to treat because different areas of the face need different ingredients and have their own set of problems. More than likely your t-zone is oily and the rest of the face is dry. So you could have enlarged pores and overproduction of oil in the t-zone and dry flakey patches on the rest of the face.
Because you technically have both dry and oily skin, it’s best to address each section of the face separately and use two different face masks on each section of the face. For the t-zone, we recommend a clay/mud mask and for the rest, we recommend a hydrating face mask.
We already recommended some amazing face masks for dry and oily skin but here’s two more. Use the Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask on the t-zone and the Epara Intense Hydrating Mask on the rest of the face for the best results.
Sensitive skin is also a tricky skin type because it’s always trial and error. Many people have sensitive skin but the sensitivity can be caused by different ingredients. Until you find the exact ingredient that irritates your skin we suggest just avoiding all irritating ingredients together and that’s where this mask comes in.
This is the best overall mask for sensitive skin because it doesn’t contain any of the typical ingredients that usually cause irritation to the skin. Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask recently went viral on social media because it’s just that good. So even if you don’t have sensitive skin you should give this mask a try.
6. Acne Prone
Acne-prone skin is very similar to sensitive skin because there are lots of factors that can trigger it and it will be trial and error until you find the perfect skincare for your specific skin. With acne-prone skin, it’s best to either just stick with gentle ingredients or to use skincare that has acne treatments infused within.
The best face mask for acne-prone skin that won’t cause any irritation would be the Indie Lee Clearing Mask. This mask has acne treatment in the ingredients but also won’t over-dry your skin or irritate it. With acne-prone skin, you want something that will be effective but also not irritating.
What skin type do you have, and what mask do you like best? Let us know down below in the comments!
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