No matter your complexion concerns, chances are, there’s a face mask to treat them. These quick-penetrating face-boosters come in a variety of formats and formulations designed to help your complexion look its best. They’re thought to be especially useful whenever skin seems particularly dehydrated or congested.
Depending on what skin issue you’re trying to target, certain face masks may work better than others. Whether your mask comes in a product-soaked sheet, peels off, or is made from a concoction of good-for-skin ingredients or clays, each will have different benefits to balance your complexion.
In poring through blogs and social media to understand the most common and most inventive masks people are using, we discovered quite a few interesting DIY ideas we thought were worth listing here.
Below, is a roundup of common face mask types that we’ve seen others swear by, as well as the most popular user-developed DIY for each. While we haven’t tested them ourselves, we’re interested to know what you think and remember to always consult a dermatologist before starting any new skin care routine!
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The advice in this article does not constitute medical advice, it is solely available for information purposes.
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