Face masks ARE super luxurious, but they are important, too! There are tons of different types of face masks out there, which I know can get confusing. So, below I have laid out what are the best face masks to use for dry skin + when, as well as personal brand favorites of mine.
I’d recommend using face masks about 3x/week. Personally, each week I make sure to use:
One Night of A hydrating sheet mask
I’m obsessed with the Knours Sweet Enough Rescue Mask, the Pure Aura Foil Mask and the Lapcos sheet masks. I leave my sheet masks on for about twenty minutes, and then rub the leftover essence into my skin on my face and down to my neck and décolletage for extra moisture.
*Tip: don’t be afraid to use sheet masks just because you are oily. If you are oily, it’s actually best to use additional oils and moisture on your skin so that your skin gets the memo and stops overproducing it’s own oils!
One night of An Acid Face Mask
These masks are intense – aka it tingles and can burn a little – but so awesome. I wouldn’t include it in my ‘best face masks for dry skin’ roundup if it wasn’t worth it! The first time I used masks with acids I looked in the mirror after and thought, did I just get plastic surgery? My face looked so plump and there were no dry flakes left. These masks contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which helps to revive aging skin by speeding up the natural shedding process) and BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid, which clears up blackheads + whiteheads) – which is why the mask can burn a little. Leave it on for 20 minutes ONLY for best results.
*Important: on the days I use a mask with acids in it, I skip the exfoliating step in my skincare routine.
TBD for the 3rd night depending on my skin concerns that week
If my blackheads are OOC, I’ll probably use a mud mask. I love Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque. It’s perfect to use after being outside a lot (you know, at the outdoor mall) and I feel like my skin is acting up. I also really like Origin’s Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, especially because of it’s price point!
When I feel like I’m breaking out, or if my skin is overall just really dull, I’ll use an exfoliating mask (that I make sure is less intense than Baby Facial, as you should only use acids with that intensity 1x/week). Some of my favs include Summer Friday’s R&R Mask and Urban Skin Rx Purifying 2-in-1 Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask & Scrub. I also love Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask to brighten my skin and Farmacy’s Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask. Both of these leave my skin feeling super smooth.
There you have it – the best face masks for dry skin! Again, this is what works for my skin (which is generally normal/dry). Depending on your skin concerns, some of these masks might not work for you – so don’t get discouraged if you aren’t seeing results. Just keep trying different types/brands through samples at Sephora, of course. *Just make sure to switch up which Sephora you get samples from so the people working there don’t recognize you/get bitchy.