When it comes to skincare, I’m constantly trying out new serums and creams, etc., using them religiously every morning and night, waiting for results that may or may not eventually come. It’s more fun than I’m leading on- I promise!
But there are definitely – or should I say frequently—times when I need a quick skin fix. Like, ASAP. Enter my favorite skincare discovery (and downright obsession), the mask. Every. Kind. Of. Mask. My goal is to try as many as possible. Heck, at this very moment as I write, I am wearing a mask. I love them. Masks can offer pretty immediate results and if you don’t believe me, try one out for yourself!
Because I have tried out an unholy number already – and narrowed top favorites – I thought I would share the wealth and information with you lovelies. So, here it is: my favorite masks categorized by skin issue.
For Hydration + More
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal- The fact that it’s sold out at Sephora speaks to this amazing product. Although it looks interesting on your face in the mirror, this mask calms and hydrates the skin leaving a radiant glow.
SKII Facial Treatment Mask- SKII does not make a bad product. This brand is everything! Although a tad pricey, the mask is genius and totally worth the money.
Skin Inc Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask- Although I’m not a huge fan of masks calling for more 20 minutes (sorry, I’m impatient!), this one is worth it. Not only does this mask win in the low scare factor section (it’s clear) it hydrates and gives a dewy glow.
Arcona Wine Hydrating Mask- I’ve loved Arcona masks (all of them) for years now but I swear by this particular gem. Skin is instantly hydrated and smooth, I highly recommend adding to your regular regime!
First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask - When you have a breakout just cake on this mask and you’re good. While the zits aren’t completely gone after the first try, they are definitely reduced in redness and size.
Glam Glow Super Mud- I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Glam Glow is the ultimate breakout rescue! Use as a spot treatment or all over the face.
Herbivore Blue Clay Mask- This mask is for spot treatment of breakouts. You just add water to create a paste with the product and place on problem areas only. When my breakouts are extra intense, I’ll do a spot treatment twice a day.
For Brightening + Radiance
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Clay Mask - Much like everything else in the CT line, this product is genius. The mask literally gives you baby soft skin and definite radiance.
Murad Intensive C Radiant Peel – Peels are great for radiance – be sure to pick a product for your skin type. I love this peel because it brightens my freckles that come up on my forehead at times.
Mario Badescu Whitening Mask- All of the masks by Mario Badescu are exquisite. One of my personal favorites is the Whitening - I do notice my skin brightened after one use.
Lush Ayesha Mask- This mask is great and so fresh that it has to be picked up in store and only lasts 2 weeks. But it’s worth it!
Peter Thomas Roth Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator Cucumber GelMask- I received this calming gel mask as a sampler and fell in love. When my skin is freaking out or red, this mask soothes and hydrates.
Try out a set!
If you are looking to try different masks and can narrow down a brand you like, buy a set or add to your Christmas list. Sets are a great way to get a sampler of the brand’s best.