5 Things You Need to Know About Different Types of Masks and When to Use Them

More than just a popular trend for skin care connoisseurs, face masks are a simple and effective solution for a variety of skin concerns and every skin type, including oily, dry, maturing, or even sensitive skin. Nourishing and deeply cleansing, Beautycounter+ Facial Masks help to remove impurities and excess oil with powerful yet gentle ingredients, like kaolin clay, purifying charcoal, and essential oils. Keep reading to get the scoop on the many benefits of masks and how to pick the best ones for you.

1. Brighten Up Your Complexion

If your skin is feeling lackluster, wake up your complexion with a dose of vitamin C. Our No. 1 Brightening Facial Mask includes skin-polishing kaolin clay and an antioxidant-rich vitamin C complex to promote a brighter, more even-toned appearance. Goodbye, dull skin!

2. Increase Elasticity

As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and produces less natural oil. Sound familiar? Try a nutrient-rich mask like our No. 2 Plumping Facial Mask that helps restore elasticity. It includes replenishing peony root extract to help firm and tone the skin, plus konjac root to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.

3. Fight Acne

If you have oily skin and persistent blemishes, you’re not alone. According to the International Dermal Institute, 40-55% of adults age 20-40 have low-grade acne and oil-prone skin. However, the right facial mask can do wonders for your skin by absorbing excess oil, providing gentle exfoliation, and removing impurities. Our No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask uses deep-cleaning kaolin clay and activated charcoal to do all this, plus it minimizes the look of pores. In a consumer study, 87% of users said our No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask helped clear their complexion after two weeks of regular use.

4. Help Your Skin Adapt to The Seasons

As the seasons change, your skin changes with it. Swapping or adding different masks can help your skin adapt. In winter, the air gets super dry. If your skin needs a plumping or hydrating boost, opt for our No. 2 Plumping Facial Mask. During the hotter summer months, reach for No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask, to mattify and soak up excess oil. That way when your skin shines, it will be from a healthy summer glow, not sweat and impurities.

5. Address More Than One Skin Concern at a Time

Repeat after us: Multi-masking. If different areas of your face have different concerns, like excess oil in the T-zone and dehydration over the forehead, it’s OK to apply different masks to different spots and target those specific needs. For best results, give your skin what it craves, where it craves it.

If you’re looking for an easy and relaxing way to achieve your skin care goals, nothing brings the spa home better than a pampering face mask. Simply apply an even layer to clean skin, then chill for 10 minutes while it dries. Use one of our cotton muslin Cleansing Cloths and warm water to gently rinse off the mask and open pores. You’ll be getting compliments in no time on your smooth, bright, and balanced complexion.