The Best Face Mask for Your Skin Type

BY Michael Sands · April 26, 2017

Face masks can truly be wonder products; they’re like at-home facials that give you a chance to relax and de-stress. Plus, they allow you to transform your skin in as little as 10 or 20 minutes. What’s not to love?

As great as face masks can be—for improving your skin and unwinding—it’s so important to choose the right mask for your skin type. For example, a mask designed for oily, acne-prone skin can actually do more harm than good if used on dry, sensitive skin. Instead of taking a one-mask-fits-all approach, make sure you’re actually using products that will actually benefit you to really get the most out of your face mask.

Whether your skin is dry and dull, red and sensitive or a little too oily, there is a face mask designed just for you. It’s only a matter of finding the one that has the right ingredients for your skin.

Made with ingredients to help soothe and transform your face, Dermstore’s choices for face masks will help you get the most out of your 20 minutes of unwinding and relaxing.

1. Best Face Mask for Aging Skin

Your face is typically the first part of your body to show visible signs of aging. Whether you’re interested in slowing down the aging process or reducing fine lines and wrinkles, this mask is designed just for you. Filled with vitamins A, C, E, F and B5, this anti-aging mask can help nourish, protect and brighten your complexion.

Try: Dermalogica AGE Smart MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque

Reviews Say: “I find this masque the ultimate skin smoother for tired and aging skin that doesn’t bounce back as quickly as it did in my younger years.


2. Best Face Mask for Acne

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning and discovering acne on your face. For times like this, the PCA Purifying Mask is your best friend. Key ingredients red algae and French red clay are designed to detoxify and exfoliate skin—which may help target both blackheads and whiteheads. But that’s not all it does. Formulated with a red wine extract, the mask can also soothe skin and block harmful free radicals.

Try: PCA Skin Purifying Mask

Reviews Say: “This mask leaves my skin extremely soft and smooth. I suffer from acne around my chin and jaw line. This product really helps to remove surface oil and clear my acne.

3. Best Face Mask for Dry Skin

To help combat tight, dry and dull skin, you need a mask that not only soothes your skin, but protects it and helps it retain moisture. Using natural ingredients like avocado oil, jojoba oil and shea butter, this hydrating cream mask provides a soothing and revitalizing experience. Here are some more of our top picks for dry skin.

Try: Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask

Reviews Say: “I left it on for about 15 minutes and after I took it off I could NOT believe how my face felt. It was so unbelievably soft.

4. Best Face Mask for Sensitive Skin

Created especially for sensitive, irritated skin (but suitable for all skin types), this mask helps provide relief on contact. With peptides to reduce sensitivity and active botanicals to soothe and comfort, this mask should have you feeling radiant and relaxed. Use it as a leave-on, rinse-off or overnight treatment for a healthy glow.

Try: SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

Reviews Say: “I have very sensitive skin that is usually very dry and uneven. [I] use this cream at least once a week and my skin has never looked better!!

5. Best Face Mask for Dullness

Whenever your skin needs a little pick-me-up, this brightening mask can help you reclaim your complexion with a natural glow. Herbivore Botanicals creates a mask featuring Brazilian white tourmaline gemstone, which can support cell growth to illuminate your skin. Other key ingredients like rice powder help soften your complexion, while pineapple and papaya enzymes work to gently exfoliate and renew your skin.

Try: Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask

Reviews Say: “Great on my sensitive skin. Makes your pores tighter. And brightens any blemish spot!!! Unique product ! So far it’s a keeper!!!!

6. Best Face Mask for Oily Skin

If you struggle with oily skin, you need a product that will help clear your pores and absorb some of that excess oil—without irritating your skin or causing breakouts. Using natural ingredients like volcanic rock and French sea clay, the GlamGlow YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment may be just what your skin needs. These ingredients—along with fruit and plant extracts—work together to clean, refine and re-texturize your skin. (Expect a bit of a tingling and tightening sensation as the mud does its work!)

Try: GlamGlow YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment

Reviews Say: “This is my absolute must have before any special event! This completely re-texturizes my skin and makes my skin softer than ever!

7. Best Face Mask for Redness/Rosacea

Whether due to inflammation, rosacea or another cause, redness can be one of the more frustrating skin conditions. And the last thing you want is to try a mask that could leave your face even redder than before using it! Powered by soothing ingredients like yeast membrane extract, this hypoallergenic mask helps to relieve and restore your sensitive skin.

Try: Phytomer Accept Desensitizing Mask

Reviews Say: “This is a great product for sensitive skin or rosacea. Most products irritate my skin, but this one leaves it feeling cool, soft and refreshed. It even removes the redness from my cheeks.

8. Best Face Mask for Maintenance

Dubbed the “10-minute facial in a jar,” this face mask is Dermstore’s pick for any skin type. Powered by vitamin C, rose bud active and algae, First Aid Beauty’s multifunctional mask has the right balance of different properties to make your skin look and feel great. Use up to three times a week to maintain or refresh!

Try: First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Bouncy Mask

Reviews Say: “This masque feels amazing on. Its has a tingling, refreshing cool feel to it. Skin felt soft, & smooth after.

Michael Sands

Michael Sands is a writer and professional goofball based out of Los Angeles, California. He has blogged about every topic under the sun, from hair extensions all the way to limestone. He loves to learn about new topics, go to comedy clubs and write ... Read More >

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