The Best Face Masks For Any Budget
Whatever your skincare concern (dullness-zapping, detoxifying, or skin-soothing formulas), there’s no shortage of masking options to choose from these days. And with options at every price point, getting as close as you can to an in-home spa experience has never been easier.
While face masks can drum up buzz on social media as a fun photo opp, this whole masking thing is much more than just a trend. According to Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, "Masks can offer you an intense, immediate fix for your skin. For example, if the skin is feeling extra dry or extra oily, using a mask can give an immediate benefit." Zeichner recommends masking immediately after cleansing your skin, while your face is still damp to ensure the mask’s active ingredients can penetrate your skin.
And while self-care also gets a bad rep for being over used and selfish—it’s an element that shouldn’t be overlooked. " Nina Patino, an aesthetician at the Adam R. Kolker Plastic Surgery Practice in New York City, says "Not only can applying a face mask provide a wondrous and immediately gratifying boost to your complexion, the few minutes of downtime are a chance to relax, meditate, or do whatever makes you feel centered. It can be a special ritual that nourishes both your skin and your soul, making you glow from the inside out."
So, get your mask on, BFFs! I’ve gathered my favorite masks of the season for all your skincare woes so you can take a little time to give yourself some much deserved TLC.