What’s Your Face Mask Type? Unmissable Beauty Tips

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A little known fact is that not every face mask is for everyone! Bet you didn’t know that did you? This piece of valuable info could be just what you need to get the clear complexion you’ve always craved.

We all know that there is a huge mass of choice when it comes to beauty brands and that makes it so difficult when looking for a specific type of product.

 Finding right face mask can be a nightmare! Do you go for a peel, a clay mask, a firming one, a sheet mask or maybe one of those overnight facial masks that seem to have sprung up everywhere lately? On top of that, the majority are quite pricey so it’s very annoying when you shell out a small fortune, only to find that the mask doesn’t give you the results you thought it would!

The good news is I am here to help!  As a makeup blogger I’ve done my research and have the put together a handy little guide on to how to choose a mask to suit your skin type!

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Face Mask Primer

First things first, start your beautifying route with this face mask primer from Origins. This will really help to make sure you maximise the results of your face mask and it completely preps the skin ready for the magic to happen!

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Overnight/Sleeping Face Masks

 

Dry 

Hydrating and exfoliating masks are your saviour! Try a peel or a sleeping/overnight mask for the added hydration that an overnight surge brings. You will definitely notice the difference.

Korres Wild Rose Peeling Mask AHAS 10% £26 / Nude Advanced Renewal Overnight Repair Mask £42 / Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask £18

Sensitive 

Go organic and hydrating. This will lower the risk of any scary side effects  and will also help sooth your sensitive skin. Try and keep your whole skin regime o’naturale!

Kiehl’s Ultra Overnight Hydrating Masque £28 / Burts Bees Intense Hydration Mask £19.99 / Espa Overnight Hydration Therapy £35 / Korres Wild Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial £26

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Sheet Face Masks

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Facial Peels

Dull

Radiance and peels are for you! You can easily bring some life to your skin with either of these types of mask. I also find that the most common type of mask is a radiance mask so you should really have your pick!

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque £23.22 /  Korres Wild Rose Brightening Mask £6.30 / Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque £30 / Verso Intense Facial Mask £60

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Deep Cleansing and Hydrating Masks

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Cleansing Masks

Blemish Prone

You need some active ingredients in your face masks! Again clay and mud are perfect fro you but try a tea tree mask to help combat your problem skin. It will fight against any new spots and heal the ones that you already have much quicker!

Starskin Behind The Scenes Calming Bio Cellulose Mask £8.50 / Korres Wild Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial £26

Oily 

Deep cleansing masks such as clay and mud masks are perfect for oily skin as they draw out impurities like blackheads and dirt and help to remove any excess oils. Try a Light or gel type moisturiser afterwards so that you don’t overwrite the masks hard work!

MONU Aromatic Mask £24.60 / Starskin Foaming Peeling Perfection Puff £6.99 / Origins By All Greens Deep Cleansing Mask £32

Combination 

Lucky you, this means that you get to experiment with a multitude of masks as you can use the clay and mud masks on your T zone areas (i.e. forehead, and nose) whilst using peels and hydrating masks on the rest of your face for glowing results.

Muji Sheet Mask £1.50 / Starskin After Party Bio Cellular Mask £8.50 / Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask £52 / Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Mask £7 /  Manuka Doctor Bee Venom Purifying Facial Peel £29.99

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Hydrating Mask

Ageing

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration! Once you reach 25 your skin stops producing as much oil and your natural sun protection decreases. You need moisture to keep those fine lines and wrinkles under wraps. Try a firming mask to give you a radiant youthful refresh!

Eisenberg Firming Remodelling Mask £58 / Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask £52 / Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque £23.22 / Espa Overnight Hydration Therapy £35

Now that you know what should work best for you, have a go and let me know the results! Remember a mask is only a part of your skincare routine so don’t forget to cleanse, tone and moisturise!

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  • Oooh what an awesome, informational article! My face is normal skin, no dry patches unless days are too cold but I’m always looking for a great hydration mask!

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  • Nicole

    I’ve always been terrified of using facial masks. I never know which one to use for my skin. I realised I had dry skin and so I’m glad I came across your post! Will try Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask. Very affordable!

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  • Inja Fajatin

    I had no idea there were so many different types of facial masks. I have dry skin and I did not even consider buying masks before. Thanks for posting this. Now I know it’s a beauty must.

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  • Jesse

    I can’t believe that so few people using Origins in my country. I think they offer good products and so organic. I have combination skin and it works just fine.

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  • Seraphim

    When I wake up, I always have my nose area dried up and wondered why it was… guess it was aging. I’ve never really thought about masks, nor did I know that there are so many kinds for different skin types! Thank you for this great article and the choises for my dry skin that you gave me, hope the Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask will solve my problem!

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  • Fatima Punzalan

    I am a cray for mask! I often use snail, yogurt and bamboo mask because my skin’s really dry/flaky but sometimes sensitive (I easily get rashes), I don’t know, I really have this weird skin. But of course, thanks to your article I know I cannot go wrong with Origin products they are absolutely the best!

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  • You Are So Pretty

    Using organic mask is always a good choice because you know its natural and will not do harm on your skin. But then again you have to be careful in choosing because not all products are the same. Thanks for giving me tips over types of mask!

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  • Tadhana Gagwis

    Okay, I have a confession to make: I’ve been trying on different face masks because I was under the impression that you can just use any mask on your face. I have oily skin and thanks to this article, I now know the perfect mask to use on my face. Good read!

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  • Daenan

    Its my first time hearing about face mask primer though. I do facial mask after steaming. My skin is dry so I have to moiturize it on a daily basis. Face mask is one way. I love clay and mud mask the most though.

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  • Daenan

    Its my first time hearing about face mask primer though. I do facial mask after steaming. My skin is dry so I have to moiturize it on a daily basis. Face mask is one way. I love clay and mud mask the most.

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  • Nazry

    Thanks for this great informative article. I have an oily skin and definitely going try your suggestions.

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  • Ellaina

    I really have no clue when it comes to trying a mask. I think I have a sensitive skin because sometimes It becomes itchy after I apply it. Never try organic though. Might give it a go.

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  • Mara Fab

    I’ve been looking for the right type of mask for my oil skin. Thanks for the tip!

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  • Myca Salonga

    I love love love clay masks and overnight sleeping packs. I have combo-oily skin and this keeps my face blemish free and bouncy all day. I think it’s important to note, too, how frequently you should use masks. Exfoliating masks and clay/mud masks should only be done 1-2x a week, but hydrating can be done more frequently.

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    • nataschacoxcom

      Very true Myca, love the clay masks! X

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  • Melia Rose

    I never knew you could put a primer under masks! I thought those were just for base makeup 🙂 My dry skin thanks you for the tips. Hydration is the name of the game.

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  • ElleMars

    I’ll try using a combination of mud and radiance masks to combat my dull and oily skin!

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