Rescue your skin from summer stress with face masks that deep condition and produce immediate results.
After a sun-drenched summer, your skin may be reeling from added stress.
To the rescue: face masks that deep condition and produce immediate results. And there’s one designed for every skin-care concern. Here are some favorites.
GET AN OXYGEN BLAST
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Foaming Mask ($38 at blissworld.com). This fast-acting, foaming face mask is the perfect way to wake up dull skin. It has a pleasing citrus scent and is fun to use — it feels like hundreds of tiny fingers massaging your face. It boasts an exclusive blend of ingredients that convert free radicals into healthy oxygen that revitalizes skin cells.
BRIGHTEN WITH CHARCOAL
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask ($17–$27 at origins.com). If oil tends to give your skin an unwelcome midday shine, turn to this mask. Also great for those who battle with blackheads, it minimizes oil while hydrating skin with ingredients such as glycerine and myrtle water.
FEEL THE POWER OF PUMPKIN
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask ($58 at peterthomasroth.com). A hybrid between an enzyme face mask and an exfoliant, this marvelous mask smooths out fine lines, bumps and wrinkles. Little crystals of aluminum oxide make the skin feel tingly and tight as they slough off dead skin cells.
DETOX WITH ASH
Josie Maran’s Whipped Mud Mask Argan Hydrating and Detoxifying Treatment ($48 at josiemarancosmetics.com). This mask is loaded with active enzymes that boost blood flow, and leaves skin feeling more vibrant and looking more plump after just one use. Clay formed from the volcanic ash of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains banishes impurities, acting as a barrier between your pores and the dirt that threatens to clog them.
PLAY IN THE MUD
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment ($69 at Sephora). If you want to get really clean, slather on a mud mask. Originally created by a dermatological chemist for Hollywood elites, this mask detoxifies skin and minimizes pores. It goes a step further by rejuvenating the skin with ingredients such as ivy and aloe vera, which tighten and smooth.
MAKE IT MAGNETIC
Dr. Brandt’s Magnetight Age Defier ($75 at drbrandtskincare.com). This mask uses the power of a magnet to pull out toxins while leaving behind nourishing ingredients that tighten the skin and diminish wrinkles and other signs of aging. The magnet creates tiny fluxes to stimulate blood flow. Bonus points for the infusion of lavender essential oil, which leaves skin with a dewy glow.
GLOW ON THE GO
Sephora’s Rose Face Mask ($6 at Sephora). The natural rose extract in this mask softens and hydrates in just 15 minutes, leaving skin feeling supple and radiant. Tuck a single-use pouch into your travel kit for a quick skin quench wherever you go.