Three Ways to Use Cosmetic Face Masks for Healthier Skin

There are dozens of cosmetic masks for every type of skin, so be sure to select one that’s right for you.

Woman has charcoal face mask applied
Cosmetic face masks can works wonders for just about any skin type.Polina Tankilevitch

Cosmetic face masks serve a bigger purpose than a selfie that gets some laughs. These masks do a lot of work under the surface that help keep your skin in good shape with minimal effort on your part. It can be as easy as slapping something on, finding a program on Netflix, and chilling out until the mask is ready to come off. When you take it off, expect a whole new you (well, not really, but an improved one, at least). Here are three different types of cosmetic face masks to try.

Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay 1 lb – Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & Body Mask – The Original 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay
A clay mask can pack a lot of punch, so use wisely.Aztec Secret

Clay masks are a tradition that date back to the days of Cleopatra. She used clay in her beauty routine, and the practice has passed down from there. While the masks may have changed a bit, one thing stays the same: the main ingredient of clay. In this case, that clay is calcium bentonite, and is your one-way ticket to some skin improvement. Mix this type of mask with apple cider vinegar and/or water to create a paste and then apply to your skin. Let it sit for between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on your sensitivity. Wash off with warm water and voila—your face will feel completely refreshed.

Face Led Mask -Angel Kiss 7 Color Blue Red Light Therapy Photon Mask Facial Skin Rejuvenation Firming Lift PDT Skin Care Mask
Though scary looking, an LED light mask is effective.Angel Kiss

For a mask you can use over and over again (and for one that doesn’t come with a mess attached to it), opt for an LED light mask. This helps treat skin issues by using different wavelengths in a gentle way to keep your skin in good shape. Many come with different colors meant to attack different skin problems, so refer to the issues you have to determine which color to go with. An attached remote control regulates the time, so keep the mask on for as long as you need to.

Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet
For an easy single-use mask option, the sheet mask is something you’ll love.Dermal

The increase in popularity of Korean skin care includes the trend of sheet cosmetic face masks. These exist for every skin issue and every skin type out there. Sone sheet masks come in patterns, which makes for an extra cute selfie photo. Other sheet cosmetic face masks come packed with ingredients like collagen to help keep your skin looking fresh and youthful. Those ingredients come via a slimy mask you stick on your face while you relax on the couch. Sit back, peel off when done, and toss in the garbage, leaving you with glowing skin.

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