The best face masks can facilitate incredibly bouncy, super hydrated, happier-all-round skin when chosen for the correct skin type. “Face masks are an intense treatment that you can do to your skin in your own home. There are different masks like the resetting mask, which is simply like clay and suited for oily skin, which has open pores and often looks tired. Dry skin needs a lot of hydration and moisturisation, which a sheet mask can help with. Cream-based masks can help sensitive skins,” says Dr Rashmi Shetty, cosmetic dermatologist and founder and creator of Solskin Corp. She adds that masks are usually easy to pick up as the packaging details exactly the kind of skin it is meant for, but what’s as important is how long you leave them on your face and the application itself. “Clay masks should not be applied around your eyes and mouth, and a creamy mask should not be left on for more than 30 minutes, as they can be too rich for your skin, and end up causing acne. Follow a mask up with moisturiser or serum. If you’re using a sheet mask that’s filled with serum at night, you could simply leave that on and go to bed with it,” she recommends.
Another way face masks can help is when you apply one before using makeup. “It improves the texture of your skin, preps it to receive makeup, removes dead skin cells, deep cleanses pores, minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps skin elasticity and absorbs excess oil and dirt from the skin,” lists Pooja Malhotra, make-up expert, Kiko Milano.
Here’s our edit of the best face masks that do triple duty to restore, repair, and replenish.
This skin type needs a mask that is full of skin-plumping and hydrating benefits that settle dehydration and bring your skin back to life.
Dr G Moringa Glow Pack