From Brightening to Exfoliating, Here Are the Best Face Masks for Your Skin
Last time we chatted with skin-care guru Joanna Czech, she hammered home the importance of finding skin-care products that work for your skin—not your friend’s. Yeah, even though your BFF might love a certain product, that doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Same goes with masks. Here are our favorites based on specific needs.
If You Need Brightening
Try: Uma Ultimate Brightening Face Mask
This oil-infused mask is wow-worthy, turning dull skin bright and dewy almost instantly. It claims to bring blood to the top layer of the skin while delivering a power punch of vitamin C into the dermis, and we’re totally digging it.
Uma Oils ($70)
If You Need Gentle Resurfacing
Try: Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask
Want to try your hand at resurfacing without expensive spa treatments? Try this super-light gel mask that smooths and resurfaces skin after just a week or so. With all-natural, gentle ingredients, we can be confident that it isn’t going to send our skin into shock.
Herbivore Botanicals ($48)
If You Need Exfoliating
Try: Tula Exfoliating Mask
Dead skin tends to run amok during those long, sun-filled summer days. This clay mask immediately gets to work using probiotics to restore your skin’s balance and rid it of toxins. You only have to leave it on for five to ten minutes. And because it’s so gentle, you can use it up to three times per week.
If You Need a Deep Clean
Try: Origin Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
We have yet to find a mask that beats this incredible cleansing formula at this price. Results are that immediate. Kinda like when you get your teeth cleaned at the dentist, but for your skin. Yep, the bamboo charcoal is that good at getting all the gunk out of your pores.
If Your Skin Needs Soothing
Try: Epicuren Green Tea & Seaweed Soothing Mask
This California-based brand can be found at the best spas in town (think the Ritz-Carlton and the Crescent). It simply soothes the skin, which is sometimes all a girl needs after an especially irritable day—like when you’ve spent three hours in traffic.
If You Need Hydration
Try: Dr. Jart+ Hydration Lover Rubber Mask
Who doesn’t need a hydration boost in this intense Texas heat? This two-step mask will leave you with supple skin immediately, thanks to the rubber face cover that keeps the serum from evaporating mid-treatment.
If Your Lips Need a Pick-Me-Up
Try: Rodial Dragon’s Blood Lip Mask
With all this talk about your face, you mustn’t forget to pamper your pucker. Slap this sucker on for an instant boost in lip volume via hydration from the hyaluronic acid. Tip: Don’t wash off the excess residue. Gently massage it into your lips after the 15-minute treatment is over. XOXO