There’s nothing like a pampering session at the spa, but we don’t always have the time or money for professional services. So why not have a spa day at home? All you need are your favourite PJs, relaxing music… and a face mask!

Face masks are skin superheroes: they can restore moisture, combat acne, and revive your complexion's natural beauty and lustre, no matter your age, skin needs and personal preferences in terms of texture or fragrance. That’s why they are one of the best skincare products you can have in your skincare arsenal.

However, there are so many face masks available, it can be hard to choose the one that’s right for your skin type. Whether your skin is oily, dry or sensitive, here are a few tips to find the perfect face mask for your needs.

To Cleanse and Purify Your Oily Skin


If you have oily or acneic skin, mud or clay masks are your best ally: they are great at drawing out excess oil, dirt and impurities from skin, and they reduce shine. Go for masks that naturally remove sebum to free your pores. Use them once a week: apply and leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

To Refine and Minimize Your Pores


Charcoal masks reduce pores by drawing impurities caused by the pollutants of daily life, like makeup, bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles, to the surface of skin, helping you achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Activated charcoal powder adsorbs thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances: that’s why it is such a common ingredient in cleansing facial masks.

To Moisture and Boost Your Skin Glow


Sheet masks may give you a weird look, but they’re ideal for boosting moisture in your skin. They are soaked in a nourishing serum and don't need to be washed off, so they are perfect for a quick fix while at work, on vacation or on the go. Whether you’re looking for hydrating, brightening or anti-aging properties, a sheet mask will treat your skin quickly and efficiently. Apply for 10 minutes, peel off and massage your face to help the serum penetrate your skin.

To Nourish and Hydrate Dry Skin


Cream masks are perfect for hydrating dry or irritated skin, since they are made with soft, nourishing ingredients. Their comforting texture provides a soothing experience; many can even be worn overnight. Using a cream-based face mask allows you to control exactly where you apply the treatment and how much of it you want to use. Use on face and neck, avoiding the eye area, or apply on a specific area that needs extra hydration.

To Soothe and Hydrate Sensitive Skin


Gel masks, like sheet masks, are ideal for hydrating and soothing irritated skin: they are light, gentle and perfect for a variety of skin types. Keep one at hand during summer after a day under the sun; store them in the fridge for an extra dose of freshness!

Whether you’re looking to clean your pores, hydrate your skin or give it a younger, more vibrant look, face masks are must-haves in your skincare routine. Find the one that works for you, or use multiple on different skin areas… There’s one, or even several, for everyone!