Editor-Approved Face Masks For Every Skin Type

Written by Lopa KApr 23, 2024
Editor-Approved Face Masks for Every Skin Type

Skincare meets luxurious self-care with a face mask! Whether you're looking to banish blemishes, quench dry skin, or just pamper yourself with a little TLC, there's a face mask out there tailored just for you. From clay masks that detoxify to sheet masks that hydrate, the options are as diverse as our skin types.  

So, let’s go through some of our favourites and find the best face mask for you! 


Types of Face Masks

FAQs on Face Masks

Face mask for women has different types, each one tailored for a different concern and skin type. 

- Sheet masks are like mini spa sessions at home, offering a convenient and mess-free way to deliver moisture and nutrients to the skin. A face mask sheet comes soaked in a serum and is great for hydration and brightening

- Clay masks are perfect for deep cleansing and drawing out impurities from the pores. They work best if you have oily or acne-prone skin, helping to control excess oil and minimise the appearance of large, open pores. 

- Charcoal masks are like magnets for dirt and oil, making them ideal for purifying and detoxifying the skin. Like clay masks, they can help unclog pores, reduce blackheads and leave your skin feeling fresh and revitalized. Just be sure not to use them too often, as they can be drying for some skin types. 

BB’s Favourite Face Masks 


1. Sheet Mask

FAQs on Face Masks

We love the Lakme Skin Solutions Sheet Mask With Hyaluronic Acid among all the sheet masks out there. Why look for Korean skincare when our very own Indian brand has an equally rivalling luxury experience? Basically, you get 1 week of results from a serum instantly with this serum-soaked hydrating face mask.  

Infused with 95% hyaluronic acid and glycerine, it leaves your skin supple. On top of that, packed with castor oil, citric acid and niacinamide, this face mask for dry skin also works to fade blemishes and dark spots, ensuring a radiant complexion. 


2. Charcoal Mask

FAQs on Face Masks

Rejuvenate and purify your skin with Pond's Pure Detox Mineral Clay Face Mask. To pull out all the unwanted elements from your face, this is the best charcoal face mask. It uses Manicouagan clay along with activated charcoal to effectively unclog pores, gently exfoliate and absorb all that extra sebum.  

Enjoy a mattifying and healthy glow, as this charcoal face mask protects against pollutants, brings life to dull skin and protects from daily environmental stressors. Oh, and if you are scared of the viral charcoal peel-off face mask, this one is super safe and painless as you simply have to wash off the mask. 


3. Clay Mask

FAQs on Face Masks

If you have super sensitive and acne-prone skin, simple clay masks work equally well to clarify your pores and give you that matte effect. For naturally glowing and clear skin, we’d suggest the Simple Protect N Glow Vitamin C Brighten Clay Mask. This plant-based mask enriched with vitamin C and niacinamide contains yuzu lemon, ginger, and bentonite clay. Otherwise, it is free of the usual harsh chemicals like sulphates, parabens and artificial fragrances. 

This face mask for glowing skin effectively removes impurities, unclogs pores, and brightens skin while hydrating and softening any rough texture or scars. So, if you have ever worried about allergies or your skin being too delicate, this one is for you! 


How to Use Face Mask

FAQs on Face Masks

So, how do we use these face masks for skin? Don’t worry, we have a tutorial for each one! 

Sheet Mask Tutorial 

  1. Gently cleanse your skin to remove any makeup or impurities. 

  1. Carefully unfold the face mask sheet and place it over your face, aligning the holes with your eyes, nose and mouth. 

  1. Smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles to ensure good contact with your skin. 

  1. A handy tip is to make a cut on the bridge of the nose area (of the sheet!) so that you can smoothen it against your skin. 

  1. Relax and leave the mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes. 

  1. Remove the mask and gently massage any remaining serum into your skin. 

Charcoal Mask Tutorial 

  1. As usual, prep your skin by cleansing it thoroughly to remove any dirt and oil buildup. Pat your face dry. 

  1. Using a brush or your fingers, apply an even layer of your choice of charcoal face mask for women to your face. Avoid your eyebrows, hairline, eye area and lips. 

  1. Allow the mask to dry completely which typically takes around 10 to 15 minutes. You'll feel it tighten as it dries. 

  1. Once dry, start washing it off. Gently rub it off for some extra exfoliation action. 

  1. Rinse off any residue with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry. 

  1. Finish with a lightweight moisturiser to soothe and hydrate your skin. 

Clay Mask Tutorial 

  1. Begin with a freshly cleansed face. This helps the mask to penetrate deeply into your pores. 

  1. Once your face is dry, use a clean brush or your fingers and apply an even layer of the clay mask to your face. Do, avoid delicate areas like the eyes, lips and eyebrows. 

  1. Allow the mask to dry completely which usually takes around 10 to 15 minutes. 

  1. Once dry, rinse off the mask with lukewarm water. Use gentle circular motions to exfoliate if you want. 

  1. Pat your skin dry and follow up with your favourite moisturiser to hydrate. 


FAQs on Face Masks

FAQs on Face Masks

Q1. How often to use a sheet mask? 

It's generally safe to use a sheet mask as frequently as three times a week, depending on your skin type and the specific mask ingredients. However, daily use might not be necessary and could potentially irritate sensitive skin. 

Q2. Do I use clay mask before or after face wash? 

Apply a clay mask after the face wash. This helps remove any remaining impurities and allows the mask to better penetrate your skin. 

Q3. Can I use a face mask when I have a pimple? 

Yes, you can use a face mask when you have a pimple, but be mindful of the mask's ingredients. Avoid masks with harsh chemicals that could aggravate the pimple.  

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