You don't have to use just one face mask at a time. Double up and you'll be able to solve multiple skin care problems at once. Try these method get better skin, fast.
Face masks are great because they're packed with highly concentrated ingredients meant to focus on a single thing — to detox pores, brighten dull areas, quench dry skin — really well and really fast.
Here, we show you how to deal with eight of the most common complaints in four different combinations. But feel free to get creative...
Acne treatments are typically made with ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, which don't just dry up a zit, but the areas around them too. Calm dry, sensitive skin, and banish your bumps at the same time by dabbing breakouts with a mask made of active charcoal (it purifies pores as well as it does tap water via a Brita!), then applying an anti-inflammatory mask (arnica, also an anti-bacterial ingredient, works wonders) everywhere else.
These issues are like Thing 1 and Thing 2 for your face: always together causing trouble. Start by targeting enlarged pores (typically the nose and cheek area) with a clay mask—like a magnet, clay sucks out dirt and oil, which stretch pores then oxidize, creating the dreaded black spot. Then slather oily areas with a gentle detox mask made to remove impurities without stripping the skin's moisture barrier (lose that, and your body will just make more oil to achieve balance).
As we age, two things happen: we produce new, fresh-looking skin cells less frequently and all those repetitive facial movements (around the eyes and lips, along the forehead) start to take up permanent residence in the form of wrinkles. To the rescue: a naturally exfoliating algae mask, which removes the dead, dull layer of skin cells, letting the brighter ones shine through; and a targeted anti-aging mask.
Сombo skin, this is a common issue with a very easy fix: simply apply an oil-control, mattifying mask (once again, clay is a hero) along your forehead, nose and chin (areas where oil glands are most active), then a super-hydrating cream mask spiked with lipids to replenish natural oils.
Face masks are not just delegated to brace-faced sleepovers anymore—they're a vital component of your adult skincare needs. With winter and its sub-zero temperatures quickly coming upon us (if last year’s apocalypse-like conditions are any indication), our skin is in need of some extra TLC. Thankfully, the newest crop of miracle-working masks act as a cure-all for skin, with many formulas designed to repair your complexion when it's at its most active—while you sleep.
These masks elevate the overall appearance of skin (some in just 60 seconds flat!) and do everything from ward off the appearance of wrinkles, to hydrate, brighten, and reduce signs of fatigue. Beautiful skin in one step!