By now, face masks are as much a part of the beauty vernacular as moisturizers. And yet, while there’s a universal understanding of their importance in a skincare regimen, the product category still teeters the edge of essential versus special occasion self-care. However, ask any skincare expert, and they’ll tell you: Masking can be the game-changer that helps reset your skin and keep it in tip-top condition (not unlike a trip to the dentist for a routine deep clean). It’s like a trip to the spa without leaving the house, and though masking shouldn’t replace a professional facial, it’s certainly an effective option that can help maintain your glow in-between visits.
Of course, there are different types of masks to choose from: moisturizing, clarifying, and exfoliating. Whether you use the first two ultimately depends on your skin type, but when it comes to exfoliating masks, almost all skin types can benefit from the right formula. Regular exfoliation not only helps slough away dulling, pore-clogging buildup but also encourages healthy skin cell turnover. The result? a baby-soft complexion that glows all on its own.
Below are our exfoliating face masks for every skin type and product preference. Which will make it to your top shelf?