5 To Try: A Guide To Face Masks

A few too many glasses of wine, not enough water, bingeing on unhealthy food… it all adds up and our skin takes the hit. But never fear, there’s nothing that a face mask can’t fix! From bubble masks to 24 carat gold miracle workers – treat your skin to one of the five below.

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By Georgia Lake

CLAY MASKS

Ideal for
Normal to oily skin types

What is it?
Clay masks treat clogged pores and congestion on your face by removing impurities while minimising pores. It’s a natural detox that hydrates without oil. Kaolin and bentonite leave the skin feeling clean and nourished, but make sure to not leave it on for more than five minutes or it can strip the skin of its natural oils. Perfect for those with acne-prone skin.

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Try a clay mask

GOLD MASKS

Ideal for
Most skin types

What is it?
This gorgeous mask has proved to be not only stunning but healthy, too! Gold helps treat skin infections and acne-prone complexions while working to stimulate the production of natural collagen levels. The mask is  antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and is definitely worth a try (even if it’s just for a pic)! Not all brands are super expensive, but make sure what you’re buying is real gold and not a fake copycat.

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Try a gold mask

SHEET MASKS

Ideal for
Most skin types

What is it?
Originating in Korea, sheet masks are the new craze we keep seeing on our Instagram feeds. The masks are saturated in hyaluronic acid and caffeine, which both hydrate the skin and reduce puffiness. They’re perfect for people with resistant skin types when paired with serums, and the effects leave your face looking dewy and glowing.

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Try a sheet mask 

EXFOLIATING MASKS

Ideal for
Most skin types, but for sensitive skin try an enzyme mask

What is it?
If your skin is feeling flat an exfoliating mask is probably what you need. Mineral formulas with ingredients including volcanic rock and alpha-hydroxy acids create a chemical peeling effect that removes dead skin cells and refines skin texture without causing irritation. The masks have natural skin-brightening properties that give you that natural glow. It’s very quick (only takes five minutes to work) and your skin will be left feeling rejuvenated.

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BUBBLE MASKS

Ideal for 
Most skin types

What is it?
These fun  masks are based on oxygen’s proven positives under the right conditions – it can help wounds heal by increasing circulation and it can improve your collagen production. This increase in circulation brings oxygen and nutrients to skin cells, leaving your skin soft and radiant.

Try a bubble mask

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