I honestly can’t underestimate the importance of taking care of your skin. It’s glaringly obvious when my skin is dry, dull or breaking out. The more you take care of you skin now, the more it’ll pay off in your later years. It’s taken a lot of trial-and-error to figure out which beauty products work and which ones are nothing but pretty packaging. Luckily for you guys, I’ve blown through tons of money testing out every face mask that’s caught my eye. My skin is definitely unruly at times and the 5 masks below are my go-to’s for fixing anything from break outs to uneven skin tone.
FOR THAT GLOW: I feel like I’m on a never-ending journey for glowing skin. L’ORÉAL just recently came out with their Pure Clay Masks and this one is specifically designed to give you that dewy, vacation-glow skin. This might be my #1 favorite face mask purely because of how buttery it feels on my skin, not to mention I love the smell. I highly recommend the entire range of L’ORÉAL Pure Clay Masks, and believe me, it takes a lot for me to fall in love with a beauty product.
FOR FIRMING & ANTI-AGING: I’m constantly paranoid about aging so at 23 I’m shamelessly buying anti-aging and firming products. I’ll just go ahead and warn you that this Decorté Lift & Firm Mask is pretty pricey, but it’s for a good reason. It’s a 2-part mask, so there’s an upper part (plumps and firms) and a lower part (contours and tightens). Not even lying, my skin really never looked as good as it did post-this-mask. The 2-part system gave my skin a natural contour and as soon as I have money to splurge, I’ll be investing in this mask again.
FOR HYDRATION: My skin is uncontrollably dry in Winter and the later parts of Fall. When I say dry, I legitimately mean that parts of my skin would flake off, even when using a daily moisturizer. Hydration-replenishing face masks have been a life saver for me and it took a while to find one that hydrated my skin without making me break out. This Laneige Water Sleep Mask works magic on your skin overnight, instantly bringing back all of that radiance and plumpness that was lost to the cold air. So worth it.
FOR A DEEP CLEAN: Even when my skin isn’t having issues, I like to give it that deep clean every once and a while. Living in the city, my skin is expose to gross amounts of toxins so products like the Glam Glow Bubble Sheet Mask are live savers. This mask is also great because it multi-tasks better than my mother. It takes off your make up at the same time as deep cleaning your pores and fixing uneven skin tone and texture. Yeah, pretty great, right? I’ll just leave it at that.
FOR BREAKOUTS: I’m not perfect, and neither is my skin. The tiniest bit of stress can throw my skin way out of wack. I always struggled with acne as a teen and luckily I worked hard throughout high school and had lots of extra money to spend on acne products. I first found Mario Badescu 8 years ago and I still swear by his products. The Mario Badescu Drying Mask is really great for sucking the life out of acne and clearing things up quickly. I really don’t suggest using this mask all over your face, but just on targeted areas that could use the help. I promise you, you really can’t go wrong with this mask if you have troubled skin.