Here is a guide to what mask you should apply according to your skin type and need.
Cream-based masks are a good fit for normal to dry skin because it provides moisture, hydration and softens your skin. They make your skin healthier, plumper, and smoother. Look for ingredients like AHAs, BHAs, essential oils, and natural butter especially if they are not a part of your skincare routine already.
Best For- Normal to Dry Skin
Exfoliation is a significant part of the everyday skincare routine. Once in a while, you need to use a mask to focus on just exfoliation to get rid of the dead skin cells that clog your pores and cause acne. Mask that contains glycolic acid, lactic acid or papaya, and pineapple fruit enzymes gently exfoliate and fully restore your skin. These ingredients are natural skin brightening agents too.
Best For – All skin types (For sensitive skin use less abrasive masks)
The best thing about sheet masks is they are incredibly effective, fuss-free, and easy to use. All you need to do is pop one on your face, relax a bit, and peel it off after 30 minutes. They are highly absorbent, seep directly into the skin, so use them before you hit the bed and wake up to visibly brighter skin.
Best For- All skin types
Water Sleeping Mask
Water sleeping masks are generally used overnight to rejuvenate, hydrate, and moisturize the skin thoroughly. You will wake up the next morning with plump, youthful, and soft skin. You put your skin through a lot every day and over time it starts getting dull, dry, flaky, and wrinkly. You need something that actively combats all of this, and an overnight sleeping mask is one of the best solutions.
Best For – Aging Skin
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you need something that balances out the oil levels and regulates the oil secretion on your skin’s surface. Clay masks smoothen and soften the surface of your skin by getting rid of all the dust or gunk built upon it. They also remove blackheads and resolves T-zone issues while working on firming your skin. Look for a clay mask that contains lactic and citric acids.
Best For – Oily & Acne-Prone Skin