Best Face Masks for Every Skin Type

Using face masks is a quick and easy way to target any skin concerns. They become even more important when you are dealing with dry, irritated or oily skin, that needs immediate attention.

But, which mask should you use? In a world of clay, charcoal, mud and gel, we help you choose the right fast mask for your skin type. Read on to see what suits your complexion the most.

For Clogged Pores

Charcoal, clay and mud masks are hugely popular and for good measure too. These ingredients have absorbing properties that can help remove debris and dirt from clogged pores. Afraid that your clay mask will leave you feeling dry? Choose one with hydrating properties that will offer cleansing along with moisture, so you aren’t left feeling parched when you wash off that mask.

You can also choose to multi-mask. Apply your oil-absorbing face masks on the T-zone and keep your hydrating masks for the rest of your face.

Try the Borghese Fango Active Mud Face & Body Mask that gently detoxifies, tones and polishes the skin. It also hydrates the skin so your skin isn’t left feeling dehydrated.

For Hydration

Whether you are suffering from dry skin or need a weekly pick-me-up, hydration masks will never go out of style! Dry skin, oilies and those in between can benefit from a moisturising mask that helps keep skin soft and supple.

There’s a huge range of hydrating face masks in the market so choose wisely. Reading ingredients will go a long way in ensuring your face mask gives you the moisture kick you need. Warm weather? Go with a gel type nourishing mask to get that cool, soothing feeling while absorbing the goodness of moisture!

Peter Thomas Roth’s Cucumber Gel Mask is a gentle non-stinging, anti-irritant gel mask for all skin types. Suitable for daily use, the mask helps to re-hydrate and calm skin. It can also double up as an eye mask! Simply apply under the eyes to get rid of puffiness!


Red carpet event or not we can all do with a little brightening of our skin! Brightening face masks help improve uneven skin tone and bring a glow to the skin – almost instantly! Choose well and you’ll find ingredients such as vitamin C, Arbutin and Tranexamic Acid can make a world of a difference.

The Guinot Radiance Mask is calming and brightening at the same time. Made of Hyaluronic Acid, Lavender and Evening Primrose Oil, it soothes and relaxes the skin while reducing dehydration and the signs of ageing.

For Acne or Pimples

If you are at a constant battle with acne and pimples, a face mask can be a handy tool to keep close. Don’t save it for your bad days only! Masking when your skin is clear also helps to guard it against future pimples. Opt for products that come with Salicylic Acid or Niacinamide that can keep breakouts at bay.

Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask helps to control irritation and redness that is often caused by acne. Containing Balsam Peru, a soothing botanical ingredient that controls irritation, it promotes healing of acne-prone skin.

Anti Ageing

Those with ageing skin can also benefit from a regular face masking routine. Face masks that contain anti ageing ingredients can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, brighten the complexion and also provide a lifting effect – all together in one go.

Elizabeth Arden’s Visible Difference Peel & Reveal Revitalizing Mask is a cult-favourite exfoliating skincare product. Formulated with Glycolic Acid, it helps exfoliate and strengthen skin while stimulating natural cell turnover. It also contains Cabernet Grapeseed Extract, a powerful antioxidant that brightens & unifies skin tone. Expect a reduction in the look of your pores and fine lines along with a youthful complexion that glows!