Every woman wants clear and flawless skin but environmental aggressors like pollution, UV rays, dust and more leave the skin looking dull and lifeless. Breakouts, uneven skin tone, blemishes and premature ageing are common skin concerns that most women deal with. That’s where a face mask comes into the picture.

Face masks are formulated to tackle various skin concerns; each of them is infused with specific ingredients based on the skin concern they’re targeting. For example, a vitamin C infused face mask helps brighten the skin, whereas a clay mask works wonders for those with oily skin. Hence, it’s essential to take a good look at the ingredients in the mask before applying it on your face. Ahead, a list of ingredients to look for in a face mask based on your skin concerns.

 

Oatmeal for irritated skin

Oatmeal for irritated skin

Oatmeal is an excellent ingredient for soothing irritated skin; it is also a popular remedy for eczema, psoriasis, hives and rashes. The St. Ives Oatmeal Soothing Mask Sheet calms irritated skin by offering a surge of moisture at the deepest layer. Those with sensitive skin type can benefit from this sheet mask made with 100% cotton and natural extracts.

 

Bentonite clay for oily and acne-prone skin

Bentonite clay for oily and acne-prone skin

Clay masks are a blessing for those with oily skin. It absorbs excess oil and balances the production of sebum in the skin. Bentonite clay absorbs oil, as well as impurities, set deep within the pores; thereby, preventing breakouts. The Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask contains bentonite clay and essential vitamins that balance sebum production and brighten the skin.

 

Hyaluronic acid for dry, parched skin

Hyaluronic acid for dry, parched skin

Hyaluronic acid is one of the best ingredients for dryness; it traps moisture in the skin to deliver time-released hydration for lasting suppleness. The Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque is formulated to moisturise dry and stressed skin while strengthening the skin’s protective barrier. Regular application of this face mask will make skin smoother and healthier.

 

Aloe vera for dull and tired skin

Aloe vera for dull and tired skin

Dull and tired skin is often a result of lack of adequate hydration. Using a gentle, soothing and nourishing ingredient like aloe vera will help address this problem and bring back the lost glow. The Simple Kind To Skin De-Stress Sheet Mask is infused with the goodness of aloe vera and skin-loving vitamins that instantly soothes and brightens dull and tired skin.

 

Retinol and hyaluronic acid for mature skin

Retinol and hyaluronic acid for mature skin

Our skin’s collagen production starts to decline as we age. This causes our skin to lose its youthful glow and starts looking dull and mature. Lack of hydration also causes the skin to age prematurely. Therefore, pick a mask with hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients. The Ponds Wrinkle Correcting Serum Mask With Green Retinol + Hyaluronic Acid & Avocado Extract is specifically formulated to tackle problems related to ageing skin.

 

Lemon for dull and pigmented skin

Lemon for dull and pigmented skin

Vitamin C is one of the most sought-after ingredients for dull skin. Its antioxidant properties protect the skin from free radical damage. It also inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to lighten pigmentation and blemishes, even out skin tone, and brighten the complexion. And since lemons are one of the richest sources of vitamin C, a face mask infused with lemon extracts is the best pick for dull and pigmented skin. The Lakme Blush & Glow Sheet Mask – Lemon will refresh, hydrate and give your skin a healthy glow.