Some people view masks as an unnecessary skincare luxury, but we like to think of them as much-needed skincare treatments and an integral part of our weekly skincare routine. With an influx of new ingredients and technology, there are even more masks to choose from these days. Not only that, but today’s masks promise visible results, almost instantly. Think of them as your cheat-sheets to perfect skin.
Deciding to use a mask is a no-brainer, but choosing the right mask for your skin type and concerns? That can be a little trickier. Everyone’s skin is a little different and choosing the right one will ensure you get the most bang for your buck. But what if you have combination skin, or have different concerns on different areas of your face? For example, an anti-acne clay mask might calm the breakouts on your forehead, but will be too drying for the sensitive skin on your cheeks. Multi-masking is the perfect solution. This technique, already loved by skincare professionals, involves using two or more separate masks to treat the different concerns on each area of the face. Multi-masking is also the perfect solution for busy women, allowing you to treat several concerns at once.
We also love sheet masks, the Asian skincare trend that has taken over the world. Sheet masks are usually individually packed, making them perfect for toting around, and each sheet is soaked in the perfect amount of product for your skin, making application a breeze.
Now that we’ve discussed our favorite new mask techniques, check out some of our favorite new masks.
Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Repair Mask – Applying an overnight mask couldn’t be easier. Apply the mask to dry, cleansed skin before bed and snooze away. This mask contains rich fatty acids from strawberry seed extracts to plump up and moisturize your skin while you sleep, so you wake up to soft, plumped, glowing skin.
Dermaheal Eye Filler Mask – These mini sheet masks are perfectly designed to fit right under the eye. Leave them on for a minimum of 30 minutes then gently tap the remaining serum into your skin to depuff, moisturize and fill in wrinkles.
Dr Dennis Gross Age Erase Recovery Mask – This two-step, vitamin-rich mask contains professional strength hyaluronic acid to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while providing intense hydration. Step one contains a concentrate that delivers vitamins, proteins and antioxidants, while step two uses thermal action technology to seal in the ingredients for maximum benefits.
Rodial Glamtox Neck Mask – If you’re guilty of neglecting your neck, these masks will nurse it back to health. With amino acids and wheat proteins, these individually packed masks will firm, smooth, and tighten the delicate skin on your neck.
Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask – This concentrated treatment sheet mask contains pure retinol, one of the best anti-aging ingredients on the planet, to encourage the skin’s natural recovery function and providing an intense boost of moisture. The result? Soft, supple, radiant, and refreshed skin from the very first application.