Face Masks 101: Which is Best Suited for your Skin Concerns
Adding a good face-mask into your weekly pamper routine can really transform your skin as they provide both instant and long term results. Whether its to calm down an inflamed breakout, rejuvenate dull skin, give an instant boost of hydration or simply to spend some relaxing time pampering yourself – face masks are so satisfying and enjoyable to use.
But, when it comes to face masks there are so many to choose from. Generally speaking, the most popular types of face masks include sheet masks, clay masks, gel masks, cream masks and overnight masks. So, which mask is right for your skin type?
The latest trend in skincare, sheet masks offer a quick and effective boost to your skincare regime. Sheet masks have grown popular, as they are great for infusing the skin with vitamins, antioxidants and many other concentrated ingredients. Sheet masks are a crowd favourite as they are suitable for most skin types. Due to the intensely hydrating properties, a sheet mask can provide, they are great for treating dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin types.
Our Favourite Sheet Masks:
Image Skincare Hydrating Hydrogel Mask
This hydrating sheet mask combines hyaluronic acid, Aloe Vera and antioxidants to soothe, brighten and refresh dry, dehydrated and run-down skin. Suitable for all skin types, in particular ageing, dehydrated, inflamed and tired skin.
Clinicare EGF Glow Mask
This mask is specifically formulated to target pigmentation, dehydration and ageing. Hyaluronic acid restores skin hydration, arbutin brightens and lightens discolouration and botanical extracts soothe and rebalance the skin. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/facial-masks/products/cliniccare-egf-glow-mask-35g
To treat blocked pores and excess oil production you can't beat a clay mask. Clay masks are amazing for breakout-prone and oily skin types as clays work to draw out impurities and absorb excess oils, leaving the skin refreshed and rebalanced.
Our Favourite Clay Masks:
Image I Mask Purifying Probiotic Mask
Containing probiotic yoghurt, green clay and charcoal, this mask is amazing for restoring unbalanced skin. This mask works in detoxifying the skin whilst also repairing damage and restoring the skins hydration and barrier function. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/facial-masks/products/image-skincare-i-mask-purifying-probiotic-mask
DCL Detoxifying Clay Mask
This mask is a hero for acne-prone, oily and congested skin types. Containing a blend of mineral clays, it works by drawing out oil, bacteria and build up from blocked pores whilst soothing and preventing breakouts. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/facial-masks/products/dcl-detoxifying-clay-mask
Image Skincare Clear Cell Clarifying Mask
This clarifying AHA + BHA mask is formulated with salicylic acid to clean out blocked pores, clay to draw out impurities and glycolic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells. This powerful mask is best used to target areas of concern, such as the t-zone, or as a spot treatment. For acne-prone and oily skin types, it can be used as an all-over face mask. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/facial-masks/products/clear-cell-acne-masque-59-2ml
Exfoliating acids and enzymes used in masks are amazing for dull and ageing skin as they work by instantly revitalizing the skin and increasing cell turnover (which decreases as we age). Think of these products as a two in one mask and exfoliation treatment to encourage a radiant, youthful and smooth complexion.
Our Favourite Exfoliating Masks:
Image Ageless Resurfacing Masque
This is a 3 in 1 physical, enzyme and acid exfoliating mask that brightens, rejuvenates and smoothes the skin. Think of this treating as an at-home mini-peel treatment. Containing glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid plus papaya enzymes, this mask is suitable for most skin types in particular ageing, dehydrated, dull and acne-prone skin. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/facial-masks/products/ageless-total-resurf-masque
Mene & Moy Glycolic Acid Masque
This deep cleansing mask with 10% glycolic acid is your best friend if you have combination, acne-prone or oily skin. Formulated with a clay base, this mask helps to regulate oil production, remove blocked pores and even out skin tone and texture.
Labthetics Enzyme Renew Mask
This resurfacing mask combines papaya enzymes and clay to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, reduce pore size, dissolve pore blockages and revitalize dull and uneven skin. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and a great option for sensitive skin and treating pigmentation, dehydration and blackheads. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/facial-masks/products/labthetics-enzyme-skin-peel-renew-mask
Gel masks, due to their consistency, are generally cooling and soothing to the skin. They are amazing for treating inflamed, dehydrated, reactive and sensitive skin. Gel masks are also commonly used to treat the under-eye area, as they can be very soothing and calming for puffiness and dark circles.
Our Favorite Gel Mask:
Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Gel Mask
This ultra-soothing, hydrating, calming and restoring mask is your go-to product to treat sensitive, dehydrated, damaged and inflamed skin. It is also great as an under-eye treatment to reduce puffiness and dark circles. It is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive of skin. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/ormedic/products/ormedic-balancing-gel-masque
If you have dry skin in need of a hydration boost then cream masks are for you. Cream masks are very gentle formulas that typically contain ingredients to hydrate, lift and smoothen the skin, making it a favourite for mature skin types.
Our Favourite Cream Masks:
DCL Hydrating Treatment Mask
This deeply hydrating, non-drying mask is perfect for giving the skin an instant boost of moisture and plumping out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated with Shea butter, hyaluronic acid and ceramides this is the perfect treatment for dry, sun-damaged, ageing skin.
Image Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Mask
This creamy mask is incredibly hydrating and nourishing. It gently exfoliates and brightens the skin with fruit enzymes. It is suitable for most skin types, in particular sensitive, redness-prone dry, ageing and dull skin. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/vital-c/products/vital-c-hydr-enzyme-masque
Overnight masks are designed to help ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin – all while you sleep. Overnight masks are suitable for most skin types as they range so much in ingredients and function. Continuous, potent ingredients are delivered into the layers of the skin to target a whole range of skin concerns. This is the perfect treatment for those who are time-poor, the night before a special event or for skin requiring extra nourishment, repair and support.
Our Favorite Overnight Masks:
Image Skincare Ageless Overnight Retinol Mask
This retinol treatment is an amazing option for sensitive skin types and as an introductory product to retinol. The product slowly releases retinol into the skin throughout the night to hydrate, plump, rejuvenate and smooth the skin. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/facial-masks/products/ageless-overnight-retinol
Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Overnight Masque
This overnight gel-cream mask is great for targeting dry, dehydrated, dull, pigmented, environmentally damaged and ageing skin. It contains healing, calming and soothing blue-green algae and antioxidant-rich vitamin C. https://beautologyshop.co.uk/collections/vital-c/products/vital-c-overnight-masque
No matter what mask you choose, depending on your own personal skin concerns, masking one to three times a week can really transform any skincare routine. Don't forget, you can also mix and match between different masks and multi-mask at the same time. The possibilities are endless and it all comes down to your own skincare wants and needs.