Face masks can take your skincare routine to the next level. Depending on the skincare issue you want to address, there are face masks out there that can do everything from deep clean pores and eliminate blackheads to give your dry, irritated skin a boost of maximum hydration that will make your complexion smooth and soft. The best thing about today’s facial masks? Many are totally affordable — drugstore face masks are among the most effective options out there.
For great results, incorporate these face masks into your regimen by using them every week or a few times a week. And don’t be afraid of multitasking when it comes to masks. Some, like clarifying masks for acne, may work better on your T-Zone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t apply a moisturizing mask with hyaluronic acid to your cheeks and neck at the same time.
These four drugstore masks are highly rated and won’t break the bank.
A combination of charcoal, mud, and salicylic acid in Yes To Carrots Clear Skin Acne Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask makes it an ideal choice for anyone with oily, acne-prone skin who wants to heal pimple and whiteheads and prevent blackheads from reforming. For a drugstore face mask, this one is super rich and creamy and loaded with soothing natural ingredients like chamomile extracts, pumpkin, tomato, aloe, and watermelon. Apply the cream mask and wait 20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
InstaNatural Charcoal Mask ($17.97)
This InstaNatural clay mask contains not one, but three effective sebum-absorbing clays: China clay, kaolin, and bentonite clays. Together, they work to detox skin and unearth impurities from the pores to bring them to the skin’s surface. Botanical extracts and bergamot essential oil are added to increase hydration and keep skin soft and healthy. This is another rinse-off mask that works best if you apply it and wait for it to harden (about 15 to 20 minutes).
Is your skin dryer than usual? Blame cold weather and then rectify the problem with this additional hydration boost: Garner SkinActive Moisture Bomb sheet mask is infused with green tea extract and hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000 times its weight in water. It’s ideal for normal to combination skin and contains no mineral oil or petrolatrum. Relax with this sheet mask over your face for 15 minutes and then gently rub the serum left behind into your skin until it’s fully absorbed. The moisture benefits of this one mask should last 24 hours — and are enhanced when you apply moisturizer or night cream after the treatment.
e.l.f. Hydrating Bubble Mask ($11.83)
Why not choose a mask that’s as fun as it is effective? This bubble mask by e.l.f. is made with a gel that fizzles when it makes contact with your skin — and there’s nothing more enjoyable that watching it bubble up. But all of those bubbles just mean it’s doing it’s job well: this mask is excellent at removing excess dirt and oil, while restoring hydration to dry skin. It’s also vegan and cruelty free.
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