From anti-aging and cleansing to hydrating and brightening, face masks can be the answer to many skin problems and needs. They have been used for centuries as a beauty ritual and skin treatment; however, not all masks work for all skin types. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right mask for you.

What does your skin need?


Getting to know your skin and what it needs will help you pick the one that’s perfect for you. The first thing to consider is your age, your current skin type and your skin concerns. For example, if you have dry, flaky skin you should stay away from peel-off masks as they could cause irritation. If you have oily skin you should ditch rich, creamy skincare products since they will make the skin even more oily. People with sensitive skin should go for light, unscented masks that will soothe redness and irritation, and those with mature skin should look for anti-aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Using the wrong type of face mask won’t only not work, but it could cause further problems for your skin.

What type of skincare treatment are you looking for?


Not all face masks tackle the same problems: are you looking for a deep cleanse, a boost of hydration, an improved glow? If you are looking to treat acne, go for a mud or clay mask, as they draw excess oil from the skin. Those with dry skin should instead opt for face masks that nourish and hydrate skin. Cream masks are particularly good for hydrating and soothing irritated skin and can even be worn at night. If you have blackheads or blocked pores, try a peel-off or charcoal mask to refine your complexion and free your pores from impurities and bacteria. Sheet masks are ideal if you are on the go as they are soaked in powerful serums to give the skin a healthy blast of antioxidants, without any mess.

What are your personal skincare preferences?


Finding a mask with the right texture and fragrance will make all the difference in turning this beauty treatment into a relaxing, luxurious, spa-like ritual at home. Do you prefer the feeling of a cream or a gel? Do you feel weird wearing a sheet mask? Do you feel “dirty” with mud all over your face? Do you prefer masks made with natural oils or thermal water? With so many options available, once you know what your skin needs and what type of treatment would work best for you, the best way to find the perfect mask for you is to try some!


Using a face mask once a week, like Garnier's new Moisture Bomb super hydrating sheet mask, can make a big difference to your skin complexion and give it the nourishment, hydration and glow it needs. Why not give it a try? There is a face mask to suit every skin type. Sit back, relax, and treat yourself!