Clay, gel, cream, oil, sheet … there are as many varieties of face masks as there are skin types, needs and preferences; there is a face mask for everyone! Here are 3 ways face masks can improve your skin’s health.

A healthy skin glow


Not only can face masks remove makeup and dirt and absorb excess oil from the top layer of skin, they can also deep cleanse and draw out impurities from below the skin’s surface. Steaming your face or exfoliating before applying your mask is a great way to open up your pores: this makes it easier for the dirt and bacteria to be removed, and helps to ensure all of the mask’s beneficial active ingredients and vitamins are absorbed well into your skin.

Several ingredients such as Vitamin C help reduce hyperpigmentation and discolouration, which improves the skin’s tone and texture, as well as reducing signs of aging. Great for clarifying, detoxifying, brightening and revitalizing, face masks also stimulate blood circulation, helping to make your skin glow and look more radiant.

A boost of skin hydration


Do you have dry, dehydrated skin? Face masks are a wonderful way to give your skin that much-needed moisture boost, making it feel softer, more youthful and plump. Masks blanket the skin, allowing active ingredients to soak in easily and deeply penetrate the epidermis to restore its moisture balance. The Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Hydrating Sheet Mask, for example, keeps the skin hydrated for 24 hours due to its “Anti-Thirst” effect, helping it to lock in moisture while providing a natural glow to the skin.

Face masks nourish and moisturize the skin, which benefits from the calming and soothing properties that reduce redness and inflammation. Look for chamomile, which is an excellent ingredient to treat sensitive and reactive skins.

Firmer, younger and tighter skin


Sagging skin can make you look older. Some face masks enhance collagen production, making your skin plump up again, and helping it to look firmer, fresher and tighter.

Many face masks also contain antioxidants, which help combat free radical damage. Pollution and the sun’s harmful rays are just some of the factors that produce free radicals, which can damage your skin cells, making your skin look older. By regularly applying face masks with anti-aging properties, you can help diminish fine lines and reduce wrinkles and brown spots, for an instant youthful skin.

As you can see, face masks are extremely beneficial for your skin. Not only are they quick and easy to use, there is a face mask out there to suit any skin type; you can target a whole number of different skin concerns whilst cleansing, moisturizing and firming your skin. This relaxing beauty ritual will help cleanse, hydrate and plump your skin in no time. Say hello to renewed glow and radiant skin!