When your skin is literally begging for some TLC, face masks can be the best remedy. They offer the ultimate pick me up for your skin whether you need to rejuvenate dull skin, treat acne, soothe inflamed skin or reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Sensitive, dry, oily, combination… these are usually the main categories we all fall into but it’s so much more complicated than just labelling your skin. After all, our skin changes all the time, even sometimes by the hour depending on the time of day, the weather, what environment you’re in and so on. However, having a vague idea of where your skin sits on that chart can make life a bit simpler when choosing your skincare products. If you’re on the hunt for a great face mask it just makes sense to have a few different options in your stock to make sure you have just what you need to give your skin some love!

Dermatologists suggest you really listen to your skin and experiment with different products and ingredients to see what works best for you and which don’t agree with your skin. If you feel like you need a bit of extra help, book an appointment with a dermatologist to give the experts the chance to really drill down into your skin’s needs.

Dry/Dehydrated

Garnier Skin Active Juicy Peel Mask
This face mask combines Lemon Extract and Smoothing Active Glycolic Acid in a jelly texture that illuminates for smooth, radiant skin with a healthy glow. This mask contains no parabens so it’s also great for those with sensitive skin who like to keep the ingredients as simple as possible. At £0.99 per pouch, it is super affordable for this one-use mask.

Oily/Combination

Derma V10 Clay Mask Detoxifying Tube
This clay mask is designed to help both tighten pores and absorb any excess oils. The detoxifying mask is perfect to draw out any impurities and works really well for those who suffer with breakouts as it really clears out and tightens the pores. Use 2 or 3 times a week and it will work wonders for keeping your skin clear.

Combination/Normal

Elemis Superfood Berry Boost Mask
This smoothie inspired purifying mask featuring Brazilian Purple Clay and Omega-rich Super Berry Complex that balances the skin and mattifies the T-zone. Perfect if you want a little pamper session and you often get an oily t-zone, this mask works really well to give the skin a boost of super berry ingredients to leave your skin clear and glowing throughout the day.

Oily/Acne Prone

Hit The Spot Acne Patches
Now this isn’t your usual face masks as they are patches you apply directly to breakouts. However, we couldn’t not include them because they work absolute miracles! When applied to a breakout they act as a protective cover to help improve the appearance of the breakout but reducing the inflammation and drawing out any impurities to help the area recover in double quick time.

Dehydrated/Ageing

Skin Academy Collagen Sheet Masks
These sheet masks are infused with collagen that helps to plump and hydrate fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen is the component that keeps the skin’s elasticity and plumpness, as we get older, we don’t produce as much collagen. This mask thoroughly hydrates the skin leaving it much brighter and plumped up. You get two sheets for £1.99!

Sensitive

REN Cleanskin Evercalm Comforting Rescue Mask
This a moisturising, soothing mask designed specifically for sensitive skin to help strengthen it’s protective barrier, help in recovery, and increase it’s ability to handle stress and instantly reduce redness, irritation, itchiness and inflammation. This mask is £15.99 so has a slightly higher price point, however this tube will keep you going for several applications.

Dry/Dehydrated

Anatomicals Hawaii Glow Tropical Hydrating Face Mask
This mask is ideal when your skin is feeling dehydrated, dry or stressed. Winter weather or office air con affects your skin drastically and often leaves it dehydrated. Lather on this rich mask and it will help restore hydration levels with a blend of skin loving ingredients. Kaolin to cleanse, Papaya and Pineapple to gently exfoliate, Coconut Water to hydrate and nourish and Shea Butter for deep moisturisation.