Written by Temilade Adeyinka
Face masks are those beauty items that we aren’t quite sure what to do with. Are they needed? Do they actually work? Why are they so expensive? These questions are more or less phrased in the same way, and they all boil down to the fact that we don’t know where masks stand in our beauty regimen.
Generally, masks are meant to do the “deep work” that cleansers, toners and moisturizers might miss. They also have the additional benefit of giving your skin the extra “pep” that it needs. Whether you’re looking for that inner glow, skin retexturing or reducing your pores, there’s a mask out there for your face. Here’s a list of five go-to masks that will have your skin singing Ave Maria:
- Boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask
This calm refreshing peel-off mask instantly cools and calms down inflammation. What makes this mask perfect is the hydrating quality it has. It is formulated for all skin types and penetrates deep into the skin
- Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask
This mask has hydrating heavy-hitter ingredients hyaluronic acid and glycerin, and it delivers a good dose of hydration that helps restore suppleness to the skin.
- Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
This clay mask doubles up a both an exfoliant and a mask. The Jojoba beads help remove any dead skin cells and help refine your skin’s texture. This product should be used 1-2 times a week to ensure your skin has that inner glow.
- GLAMGLOW SuperMud Clearing Treatment
We’re just going to come out and say it- there is no mask list without GlamGlow. Described as the most “Scientifically Advanced Clearing Treatment to help fight common skin concerns”, GlamGlow literally cements itself as a force to be reckoned with. All you need to do is apply a thin layer (Avoiding the eye area of course), leave on for 5- 20 mins and watch your skin transform into pore less magic!
- Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask
This sheet mask is packed with liquid retinol, which helps to plump up your skin and retain its natural suppleness. It is also used to soften the appearance of fine lines while simultaneously giving you hydrated and moisturized skin.