As a child, I would watch my mom and grandmother get their skin together every day and night. My mom worked in the beauty industry and she showed me how to properly cleanse, moisturize, and protect my skin. So by the time I was 16, I created a daily skincare routine to help me get through puberty. As I got older and started exploring skincare myself, I realized that what I was doing wasn't enough.
Although cleansing and moisturizing is essential, as we get older, we have to start catering to our skin's individual needs. Maintaining healthy skin is a process, but it can be made easier by implementing masks that will work to improve the look and feel of your skin. Read on to check out the 4 types of masks I recommend you adding to your skincare routine for healthier, radiant skin.
A Mask For Problem Skin
Oh, acne! While we don't love it, it's important that we know how to handle it. Skincare is not always a one product fits all type of thing. You have to know your skin, the problem you're experiencing, and then find a product/routine to get rid of it. I wish I can just wash my face and all my acne will disappear! And since that's not the case, you have to look for products that will assist you in eliminating and/or diminishing your breakouts.
I love ORIGINS Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin (Amazon, $27) because it minimizes my breakouts, and my skin is clear within a week. It says to leave it on for 10 minutes, but I usually leave it on longer. (The faster I can get rid of them, the better!) If the Out of Trouble mask isn't your steez, look for any acne treatment that contains sulfur, salicylic acid, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids - your skin will love you.
A Charcoal Mask That Detoxifies
Charcoal masks are great for acne, too. If you combine this with the first step, then you'll be good to go. The great thing about charcoal masks is the fact that they work so well for breakouts and your skin in general. A good charcoal mask removes bacteria, deep cleanses your skin, and balances oily skin.
A Mask That Adds Moisture
If you have combination or dry skin, then girl, this is for you. I love using moisture masks because the weather can dry us out even more and moisture masks help you regain your moisture and glow.
I love the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (Amazon, $30) for many reasons. It smells amazing and is made with apricots and avocados. It's also a clear mask so no one has to know you have it on, and you can sleep with it on all throughout the night. That way, the moisture is sealed into your skin during its most restorative period of the day: while you sleep. You can also try other moisture masks from brands like Glossier and Dermalogica.
A Peel Off Mask That Refreshes
Peel off masks aren't as bad as they seem, especially if you use the right one. I consider peel off masks to be the snap back of skincare, because it really snaps your pores into shape.
I would recommend getting a mask like ORIGINS GinZing Peel-Off Mask (Amazon, $39), because the peel off is easy and gentle, and my skin is left feeling smooth and refreshed. I would avoid masks that tug on your skin too much, it's your face after all, so you want to be gentle.
*Featured image by Krissy Lewis
What are some of your favorite masks? Drop your skincare routine below!