Skincare is so important. The key to a good application of makeup is a nice even base. That can be achievable through many products but my favorites are primer and face masks. I have talked about my favorite primers on a previous blog post (Click here to read it) so today I’m going to be talking about face masks. So because I have normal to combination skin with some dry patches, I’m going to mention the best face masks for my skin type. But I have another blog post coming this week that talks about a new trend in the masking area; multi-masking. If you want to purchase any of the products mentioned, check the bottom of this post!
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Choosing the Best Face Masks
There are many different types of masks out there. There are high end, budget-friendly, sheet masks, mud masks, purifying masks, exfoliating masks, and so many more. I don’t use all of them because not all of them are for my skin type. Most masks will advertise on the packaging whether or not it is for your specific skin type. There are specific types of masks that are universal for some facial problems or issues. For example, if your pores get clogged you need a purifying or exfoliating mask. If you have very oily skin, a mud mask or clay mask is really good because it has naturally drying properties. If you have a lot of dead skin or build up on your face due to clogged pores or wearing too much makeup and not washing your face enough, then an exfoliating mask will be your best friend. If you have dry patches or dull looking skin then you need a hydrating mask.
There are endless options for matching face masks to different skin problems. By no means am I a dermatologist or know specific ingredients that should be used for face masks. This is just what I have learned through trial and error while finding the right products for my skin type.
Best Face Masks for Normal to Combination Skin
Ever since high school, I have been looking for the perfect face masks for my skin type. There are so many different brands out there and so many different types of masks that at first it was very overwhelming trying to decide what type of masks I should be using. There are really 3 different categories for face masks; sheet masks, overnight masks, and facial masks. I mainly like to use sheet masks and facial masks. Like I said before, if you would like to purchase any of the products mentioned, check the bottom of the post for links!
My favorite sheet masks have to be the Sephora collection Fiber Masks. I know they recently have come out with overnight masks that are really nice, but I have yet to try them. However, they’re sheet masks are really nice because they are not drying or too wet. Some sheet masks are so wet that they just slip off your face and give no benefits what so ever. I have tried all of their sheet masks and in my opinion, the best face masks are the pearl mask and the pomegranate mask. The pearl mask is great for brightening up dull skin and giving your face an illuminated glow. The pomegranate mask is more for waking up your skin and making it look plump and hydrated. Another pro about the Sephora Collection Face Masks? The price is only $6!
As for another brand of sheet masks, I have really been loving the BioRepublic Sheet masks. Specifically they’re Aloe Rescue Fiber Mask because it is so hydrating and repairing. Aloe Vera has natural repairing and healing properties and that is the main ingredient in this face mask! So for the days that I feel like my dry patches are too much or for the days after too much sun exposure, I love to use this mask to help my skin start its healing process. I would highly recommend this brand and the masks are only $5! Check down below for the link!
The other type of face masks that I really like are facial masks. A facial masks is basically everything that I mentioned before about choosing the right mask for your skin type. Anything that drys up or needs to be washed off after a certain amount of time is considered a facial mask. The best face masks’ brand that I have used that creates facial masks is Freeman’s Beauty. This is available at Ulta and Walgreens and they are so affordable. Most facial masks from their line is less than $5. I have not tried all of them because some of them are not for my skin type.
My favorites from their line are the Dead Sea Minerals Anti-Stress Mask, and the Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask. I love the Dead Sea Minerals Anti-Stress mask because it really is a calming mask and after a stressful week at school I definitely need an anti-stress mask. The scent and the color is what is really calming. It is also amazing at clearing any clogged pores and just helping to create an even base. I also love the Charcoal polishing mask because it is an exfoliating mask and really does help scrub the skin without using large beads or abrasive material.
Another brand that I have been obsessed with lately is Hey Honey. Their exfoliating peel off mask is amazing. First of all it’s a peel off mask and those are just so fun to peel off, and second, its exfoliating. Apply this mask onto the face just feels so refreshing and peeling it off just gives such a satisfying feeling. It’s as if you’re just peeling off your bad skin to reveal good skin.
How often should you be using these masks
I will definitely go more into detail on how often you should be using these masks in my next post about Multi-masking but a general rule is 2-3 times a week total. It’s really not a good idea to use a face mask more than 2-3 times a week unless it specifically says it can be used every night.
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