The one product that was the MVP of my skincare cabinet last year were face masks. Since I was on the road quite a bit last year and I wasn’t always able to do my full skin routine (more details about that later), I would use masks a lot to give my skin a much-needed glow, or to minimize pores/clear up my skin.
A background on my skin: I have combination, T-Zone skin, and my biggest skin concerns at the moment are minimizing pores and reducing breakouts. Since I’m 27, I do use some products that are anti-aging as a preventative measure, but to be perfectly candid, a lot of the women in my family have “baby faces,” and genetically don’t show signs of aging until they’re in their 40’s.
Since it’s the dead of winter and I’m sure your skin needs a little TLC, now is the perfect time to try out one of these masks. I try to do a mask ever 2-3 days to keep my skin in check. Without further ado: here are some of the best face masks that I used in 2017!
THE BEST FACE MASKS OF 2017
Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque
The result? My skin is super smooth, and I feel that I get a super deep clean from it, yet it is gentle enough to use twice a week. I like to throw this in my travel bag when I’m on extended trips because sometimes my skin will go out of whack when I’m out of town, and this hones it all in!
TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask
This mask is great for all skin types, so I’ll use it all over my face rather than just on my t-zone.
Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask
I think this activated charcoal mask is great for all skin types, even for sensitive skin. It does a great job at clearing out your pores, and if you live in a major city, this will clear out all of those pollutants that might have seeped in your skin.
Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask
Back to this mask: most of its ingreedients are natural, and it’s a great option if you have sensitive skin — I can use this all over my face, and can leave it on for a little longer than the recommended 10 minutes. It clears out my pores like none other, and leaves my skin looking radiant.
My Favorite Budget-Friendly Mask: Leaders
Ok, I know that I have a tendency to splurge a bit on a good mask. However, I did want to share a few budget-friendly mask options that are my go-tos. I became hooked on Korean Skincare products in 2017. I love using Leaders Masks because they’re super easy to find (you can get them at Ulta, Anthropologie, Amazon, etc), and at only $5 a mask, won’t break the bank. These masks are made out of biodegradable, high quality cotton and are thin, yet will stretch and hug your face perfectly!
The names of the masks are pretty hysterical: I like using the “What Happened Last Night?” Revitalizing Mask after a night out on the town with my girlfriends, and the AC Clear Mask when I need to clear out a few breakouts.