Everyone’s skin is different – so you want to make sure you’re getting something that will actually make a different in your skin before you open your wallet and splurge. Here’s a list of all my favorite masks that have actually worked for me (trust me, I try EVERY mask I can get my hands on) and will be worth every penny.
SUMMER FRIDAYS – Jet Lag Mask $48 @ Sephora
At first I didn’t want to buy this mask. If this mask was a person, it would have 20k followers on IG and a perfectly cohesive timeline. I thought it wouldn’t live up to the hype, and boy, was I WRONG!
This mask is a solution for dry, uneven textured and dull skin. The Jet Lag Mask is a creamy formula with a combination of vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients perfect for tackling your puffy, sleep deprived skin and bringing it back to hydrated life. I slather this on before bed so my skin can drink up and absorb all it’s benefits while I sleep, but I’ve also found mixing it in with my makeup primer gives me a gorgeous, dewy glow. (Tip: let it set for about 10 minutes before applying makeup)
This mask 100% lives up to its hype and will make you feel #flawless.
KIEHL’S – Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque $33 @ Kiehl’s
All I can say is, my poor pores. (LOL) This creamy mask absorbs oil and pulls out toxins and dirt from your pores that cause blackheads and clogged pores.
I will brush a thin layer of this onto my t-zone and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes (or until dry) and then wash off with warm water. If I have a problem zit or my hormones are raging and my chin resembles a slice of pepperoni pizza – i will apply it there as well for about 20 minutes. The next day my skin is visibly clearer and feeling nourished from the generous amount of aloe in the mask.
Note: If your skin is on the drier side make sure to follow this mask up with a good moisturizer – it can be a bit drying on some skin types.
MARIO BADESCU – Silver Powder $12 @ Ulta Beauty
If you have blackheads then this is the product for you. I used to be self conscious of the mass amount of blackheads on my nose, and I tried many, MANY products to shrink and destroy them. (Pro Tip, don’t try to “pop” them at home or you will look like Deadpool when he takes his mask off. Speaking from my 16 year old self’s experience)
Dip a wet cotton round in the powder and apply to your nose and chin. You want it to be a paste like texture. Leave on for about 10 minutes then wipe off with toner to close up those pores.
This powder helps purify pores and suck out stubborn blackheads. It’s like having a mini facial in the comfort of your own home. I use this about 1-2 times a week and I swear, the final ingredient in this is a bit of magic. I don’t know how Mario does it, but my blackheads are MIA after using this. A great price for a great product, highly recommended.
AZTEC SECRET – Indian Healing Clay $10.95 @ Amazon
I’m sure you’ve heard of/seen this mask online. I truly believe this was made by the gods and sent down here to give us all amazing, clear skin. If you’re desperate for a facial and cant make it to the salon, this is your solution.
A powerful mask, you scoop some of the powder out and pour in equal part apple cider vinegar. Mix it up and apply all over you face. This baby feels TIGHT while its on, which always makes me feel like its really working. I leave it on until its dry and then rinse off. (Sometimes it can take a bit to come off and I will use my Foreo Luna Mini to speed up the process and give me skin a wakeup).
This mask in NO JOKE PEOPLE. My skin feels amazing after and I feel like every morsel of gunk has been removed from my face. I would avoid this mask the day of a big event, as like a facial, it can bring some pimple to the surface. Once that clears up, your skin will look absolutely flawless. I can truly say I don’t think i could ever go without this mask – it is life (and skin) changing.
These are just a few of my favorite masks! Let me know in the comments if you have tried or now want to try them, and let me know your favorite masks too!