The Best Face Masks For Dry Skin

Which face masks to use + when.

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.

Wander Beauty’s Fast Lane Instant Facial and Biossance’s Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial are amazing face masks with acids in them.

*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 skin is super, superrrr dry, maybe I’ll use a second sheet mask or a different hydrating mask like Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask, or Origin’s Hello, Calm Mask with cannabis sativa seed oil.

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.