What face mask should I use?

If you want to find a face mask that is perfect for your skin, this article is a must-read!

Whether you love face masks as part of your self-care ritual or wear them while doing chores around the house, I think we can all agree that they are a fun way to give your skin some TLC.

(Plus, they are good for selfies, am I right?!)

It's no wonder they've exploded in popularity!

But with all the options out there you might be wondering, "Which face mask is best for oily skin" or "What face mask is good for acne?"

That's where I come in to help!

Today's blog includes personal skincare quizzes and product recommendations to help you find the perfect face mask.

As always, my goal is to help you achieve the skin you want!

Everything you need to know about face masks

Face masks were one of the first beauty rituals ever!

Clay masks have been used since ancient times, especially in Egypt and in ancient Ayurveda traditions.

Finished face masks were invented in 1857.

They were cut out of fabric and saturated with moisturizers and oils, a precursor to today's sheet mask.

In recent years, Korean beauty has had a great influence.

According to Statista, the vast majority of the market value of face mask can be attributed to the Asia-Pacific region.

However, in 2016, it compound annual growth rate for face masks in the US was up 18%, compared to 16.1% in China.

Each mask is different, so read the instructions to know how often you use a face mask.

Types of masks include:


Gel masks (sometimes referred to as jelly masks) usually have a soothing and cooling feeling upon contact.

These masks are often infused with hydrating ingredients such as aloe, which lends a helping hand to the skin recovery process.

All Organic Skin Care Fibrous Stonecrop Gel Mask

This mask is filled with amino acids, antioxidants and antibacterial ingredients for a clear, healthy skin. It cools and soothes the skin of contact, making it a perfect after-sun treatment! It also moisturizes deeply to promote a smoother appearance.


Cream masks are rich in oils and moisturizers and help fill in dry skin.

Hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, attracts effectively and binds moisture, helping you uncover the plump, hard skin you crave.

Eminence Organics Coconut Cream Masque

This powerful blend of moisturizing ingredients immediately permeates the skin and makes it soft and supple, while antioxidant-rich coconut milk protects against signs of aging.

Peel off

Stripping masks work by gently removing the outermost layer in the skin to loosen dead skin cells and relieve drowsiness.

This provides a softer skin structure, and can also help balance pigmentation.

Stripping masks are often vitamin, herbal or fruit-based, and are formulated with charcoal, antioxidants and botanical substances.

Alana Mitchell Clear Collagen Peel-Off Masque

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Overnight masks are supposed to be worn – you guessed it – overnight.

They are called "sleeping packages" abroad.

They go to work while you sleep to target your skin senses, such as dryness, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and fatigue, and can be removed with water in the morning.

These formulas are typically richer in texture to really lock in ingredients and moisture.

Image Skincare Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque

This mask is perfect for night rejuvenation to increase skin firmness and reduce deficiencies! Water bank technology continuously releases hydration and locks in nutrients to help you reveal new radiation.


Perfect for most skin types, exfoliating masks are a great way to get rid of dead skin cells.

Along with the exfoliating factor, these masks help to brighten the skin.

But keep in mind that they are usually only intended to be used 2-3 times a week, as overcrowding skin can do more harm than good.

Avoid this problem by always moisturizing well after use and using them only 2-3 times a week.

Alana Mitchell Brightening & Exfoliating Pumpkin Anti-Aging Masque

My anti-aging masque gently exfoliates dead skin cells with 10% pumpkin and papaya enzymes and 10% glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid to give you a brighter, more revitalized skin.


Clay masks naturally remove the skin by removing contaminants.

They also improve the overall appearance of your skin by tightening the pores.

Because it hydrates the skin without oil, it is a perfect option for those who are prone to oil.

If you treat inflammation, look for a clay mask that increases clarifying enzymes or sulfur.

Pro Tips: Clay masks often leave scraps – which can become a bit messy.

Never force force to remove!

Instead, use a warm washcloth on your skin for a minute or two.

NuCelle Mandelic Glacial Clay Moisturizing Masque

This is a calming and nourishing treatment mask containing NuCelle's proprietary Mandelic Marine Complex. You can use it 2-3 times a week for wonderful results!


Made popular by Korean beauty and social media sheets are easily accessible and cheap.

They are a good option for all skin types. Yay, versatility!

After removing your sheet mask, apply your favorite moisturizer to seal in the excess serum.

This allows the mask to penetrate the skin deeply, helping you get the most out of your buck!

PMD Recovery Anti-Aging Collagen Infused Sheet Mask

Intensely hydrate and soothe your skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots with mild ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and olive oil.

"All that is good, Alana, but when do I use a face mask in my routine?"

I'm glad you asked!

For specific instructions, read the instructions, but most face masks can be used 1-2 times a week, either morning or night.

Face masks for your skin type

Knowing your skin type is crucial to finding the right facial mask for you.

You do not want to use a mask that is made for dry skin if you have oily skin!

If you do not know your skin type, then it is good!

I have a comprehensive blog post about skin types here that will help you figure out what your is, or you can take this kind of quiz below!

If you have: Dry skin

Alana Mitchell Clear Collagen Peel-Off Masque

You asked which face mask is best for dry skin, and I have responded! My Clear Collagen Peel-Off Masque contains hydrolyzed collagen, which has water-binding and retention properties. This helps to hydrate your skin and reduce moisture loss.

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If you have: Mixed skin type

Eminence Organics Balancing Masque Duo Charcoal T-Zone Purifier

Reduce your pore size by up to 20% and reduce your T-zone oil production by up to 42%! This revitalizing and cleansing masque uses kaolin clay and carbon to detoxify your skin, eradicate dirt and bacteria that cause excess sebum production.

If you have: Sensitive Skin

Epicure Green Tea & Seaweed Calming Mask

This nourishing mask is designed to clean and soothe your skin color with natural, nutritious ingredients such as micronized sea cucumber, seaweed extract and green tea that promote fast cure. The result is soft, smooth skin that shines.

If you have: Normal skin

Alana Mitchell Brightening & Exfoliating Pumpkin Anti-Aging Masque

A treatment for this masque will remove dead skin cells and debris to reveal your softest, softest skin color yet! The refreshing properties of alpha hydroxy acids and pumpkin and papaya enzymes revive dull skin, declutter pores and reduce aging signs.

If you have: Oily skin

Image Skincare In Mask Purifying Probiotic Mask

Protect signs of damage, fatigue and fatigue while balancing your skin's natural flora with this green clay detox mask filled with yogurt-based probiotics and antioxidant super-fruits. Pure's decongested, revealing your softest and softest skin structure yet.

The right ingredients for you

Now that you know your skin type, I want to help you choose the skin care products that can give you the specific results you want.

Whether your concern is hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, uneven texture or boredom, if you start integrating the appropriate ingredient (s) into your routine then you will see results!

Take the personalized skin care test below to discover ingredients that you should look for in face masks.

If you have: retinol

Jan Marini Retinol Plus Mask

With the high dose of vitamin A, this anti-aging mask drastically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving the skin a smooth and light skin. It also reduces signs of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

If you have: Salicylic acid

Image SkinCare Clear Cell Medicated Acne Masque

Achieve clearer and healthier skin and reduce fewer breakouts with this anti-acne formula. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid and sulfur reduce irritation and inflammation while neutralizing bacteria cause acne.

If you have: Vitamin C

Dermaquest C Infusion TX Mask

Brimming with vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid, antioxidants and peptides, this mask has everything you need for a wrinkle-free, soft skin. It seems to brighten your skin by removing free radicals and harmful age factors.

If you have: Licorice root

Eminence Organics Bright Skin Masque

This mask combats dull, discolored skin with uneven pigmentation. You should see a decrease in shade of dark spots up to 29% and increased brightness by 24%!

If you have: Jojoba oil

Bioelements Radiance Rescue Eye Mask

White truffles, caffeine and murumuru butter stimulate your sensitive eye area and provide immediate radiotherapy. Elasticity and moisture are also improved to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.

If you have: peptides

HydroPeptide Miracle Mask

Extract impurities and minimize the appearance of your pores such as cleansing clays, peptides and hyaluronic acid lifting, solidifying and hydrating the skin. Dead skin cells are dissolved with enzymes for a clear skin.

If you have: Green tea

Rhonda Allison Wasabi Mask

This stimulating mask awakens your skin by increasing blood circulation, fighting DNA damage and providing antibacterial and antioxidant ingredients to combat dullness.

Do's and Don's or Face Masks

When using face mask, it is important to follow best practice to avoid entering a serious facial faux pas!

Here are some crucial things and not to ensure the best experience.


  • Clean your face before application to eliminate dirt, contaminants and oil.
  • Apply evenly over the face in a thick or thin layer, as directed.
  • Be careful when removing.
  • Pay attention to any negative effects a mask has on your skin.


  • Apply a mask to your eyebrows or hairline.
  • Stir your eye and mouth area.
  • Leave longer than the instructions say (especially when exfoliating masks).

Final thoughts

With all that they can do, it is no wonder that the market value of face masks worldwide has increased steadily.

I hope you enjoyed taking my skin care sweats and helping you achieve your skin care goals.

I guess you found a couple of new face masks to try after reading this article!

Maybe they will find a permanent place in your routine?

Thank you so much for reading and enjoying shopping blog!

What is your favorite face mask for any occasion? How often do you use face masks? Comment below and let me know!

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