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Best Face Masks for Specific Skin Types

With the overwhelming amount of face masks out there, it’s hard to choose which ones will best fit with your skin.

What will work for my problem areas? Which formulations are easy to apply and remove? Will the ingredients irritate or burn my skin? These are all questions I ask myself as I stand in a store contemplating the massive amount of products on the shelves. Without further ado, here are a variety of well-formulated, soothing face masks for different skin types!

Acne Prone/Oily Skin

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask – A vegan, bestseller face mask that lives up to all expectations… Starting with a cool tingling sensation, the charcoal clay mask will purify your pores along with, absorbing any excess oil to leave your complexion refreshed and smoother than ever! With just one use you will notice that even your toughest of blackheads will be dramatically reduced getting your skin closer and closer to your ideal clear complexion.

Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay – The perfect solution for blemishes, blackheads and any oiliness. This vegan formulation limits any impurities while treating the skin with a soothing antioxidant booster. The mask consists mostly of red clay, rosemary leaf oil and glycerin. All of which work together to purify, hydrate as well as, unclog your pores and help tone your skin.

Blithe Green Tea – As a ‘patting splash mask’, this calms any irritated skin in a spa-like manner, resulting in smooth and glowing skin. All you do is pour a capful of the product onto your face by patting it into the skin, after repeating this step a few times just splash it off in the shower! With the patting and splashing routine, it will allow the active ingredients in the formula to absorb quickly. This innovative formulation consists of tea tree oil, to treat acne as well as, green tea extract, which soothes any irritation on the skin. This mask is made especially for someone on the go and is the perfect solution to not having the time for a lengthy mask!

Cup O’ Coffee – Lush’s vegan, coffee infused face mask is the perfect “wake me up” for your skin in the mornings! Smelling rich of coffee beans, this scrubby formulation stimulates skin and prevents a day of breakouts. With rich, stimulating ingredients after 15 minutes will not only continue to wake up your skin, but wake up your mood as well!

Dry/Dull Skin

Ultra-Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask – Nourishing and deeply hydrating, this face mask is a combination of shea butter, bisabolol, sea buckthorn and colloidal oatmeal. These key ingredients hydrate and soothe the skin to help calm any redness or distressed skin. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, this formulation is sure to keep your complexion as soft as possible.

Rose Hips Mask – Ideal for skin that needs rejuvenating, this brightening formulation is infused with rose hips and lemon grass extracts, oils along with vitamin C. It restores any skin type from dry to oily or even just damaged skin. The ingredients work together to bring your skin back to life for glowing and dewy skin!

Bliss Lavender/Honey – This cruelty-free mega moisturizing mask is full of acacia honey, honey extract, propolis and cocoa seed extract lavender oil, along with many other all-natural ingredients. Sure to leave your skin super smooth and dewy! Smelling mainly of lavender, the extra boost of hydration relieves parched and dehydrated skin in 15 minutes!

1,000 Millihelens – An all-natural, green tea infused jelly mask? Lush has nailed this face mask, perfect for brightening, soothing and toning your skin! The fresh ingredients of green tea and apple juice work together to detoxify and leave skin enhanced.

Stressed Skin

Super Collagen Mask – A classic from Mario Badescu, the collagen-enriched face mask helps smooth over any fine lines and plump skin to look youthful and firm! Even for the most sensitive of skin, this mask is a definite must-have to include in any beauty routine. Giving skin a purely smooth, poreless look, it is perfect to use before applying your makeup.

Oh K! Ginseng & Eucalyptus Under Eye Mask – These gel under eye masks soothe and brighten your under-eye area. The ingredients ginseng and eucalyptus, work together to reduce stressed skin, promote anti-aging, brighten and promote relaxation. They truly make it look as if you have gotten a full night’s sleep!

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – This Peter Roth Thomas original, is a perfect solution to clear up texture, brighten and make pores near to invisible. Not to mention it smells just like a pumpkin pie! As a triple-action exfoliate, formulated without sulfates or parabens, it leaves your skin toned and radiant.

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With love,

FWO