As any skincare enthusiast knows, developing a daily skincare routine that effectively targets your skin concerns can be challenging. Thanks to the growing number of natural skincare products on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start and how to choose the product that suits you and your skin best. This is true of all types of skin care, from cleansers and toners to hydrating moisturisers and creams.
It’s also the case when it comes to face masks, which have steadily been gaining popularity in recent times. Highly concentrated and rich in nourishing ingredients, face masks have become the go-to product of natural beauty lovers who want to improve their skin’s appearance and overall health. Still, choosing the right face mask to use for a facial at home can be easier said than done. Below, our beauty experts explain how to know what face mask to use and recommend their top picks for every skin type.
Why your face mask should suit your skin type & concern
At Andalou Naturals, we believe that there’s no “one size fits all” solution to skincare. The first step in choosing any skincare product is to consider your different skin concerns such as dryness, dehydration, aging, or blemishes and identify whether your skin is normal, oily, dry, or combination.
Once you’ve figured this out, look for skincare products that are specifically formulated to target these concerns and work with your particular skin type. For example, if you have dry skin that is suffering from dehydration, look for hydrating skincare products that are packed with moisturising ingredients. While products that don’t specifically cater to your skin type won’t necessarily harm your skin, they won’t give you the best possible results.
Our recommended types of face masks for every skin concern
Already know your skin type and main skin concerns? It’s time to choose your face mask. Read our recommendations for targeting common skin concerns below and discover how our natural skincare ingredients can transform your skin. If you’re dealing with multiple concerns at once, you can even try multimasking, or using a different mask of different parts of your face.
The best face mask for dry and dull skin
If your skin is looking a little lacklustre, reach for our bestselling brightening face mask, the Brightening Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask. Bursting with fruit stem cells, pumpkin and glycolic AHAs, this powerful mask dissolves dry, dead skin cells and reveals smoother, radiant skin beneath.
This mask is also enriched with calming, decongesting manuka honey and Vitamin C, which gives your skin a gorgeous glow.
Top Tip: Don’t be alarmed if your skin tingles slightly when you slather on this mask - that’s how you know it’s working!
The best face mask for congested skin
Between smoke and petrol fumes and the chemicals in our cleaning products, our skin is exposed to pollutants all day, every day. Those particles can clog your pores and cause what’s known as “oxidative stress”, which in turn can lead to breakouts, uneven skin tone, dullness, dehydration, dark spots and other skin issues.
Enter: the CannaCell Glow Mask. This full face mask is packed with nutrients that combat damage while soothing and strengthening your skin. Exfoliating enzymes whisk away dead skin cells to reveal a new layer of healthy skin, while antioxidants fight oxidative damage and prevent pigmentation and dark spots. At the same time, organic hemp seed oil delivers a powerful hit of hydration, vitamins, and essential omegas.
The best face mask for dry skin
Our Age Defying Avo Cocoa Skin Food Mask doesn’t just smell good enough to eat: It also works wonders for nourishing and quenching dry, dehydrated skin. Enriched with organic avocado oil and antioxidant-rich dark cocoa, this hydrating mask delivers powerful antioxidants and amino acids straight to your skin.
Paired with fruit stem cells these powerful natural skincare ingredients protect your skin from free radicals, calm redness, and effectively brighten tired-looking skin.
The best face mask for blemishes
Help balance oily, congested, and blemish-prone skin with a purifying mask like our Clear Skin Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Mask. Filled with cleansing natural ingredients like papaya enzymes and Argan stem cells, this face mask purifies your pores and sweeps away dry and dead skin cells that can cause congestion and irritation. Pineapple keeps blemishes at bay, while Willow Bark purifies pores and controls excess oil.
Yet the star ingredient in this purifying face mask is undoubtedly the grapefruit kombucha, which improves skin tone and texture while delivering a potent dose of Vitamin C.
The best face mask for sensitive skin
Harness the nourishing, healing power of rose skincare to soothe dryness. Far more than just a sweet-smelling flower, rose is a powerful natural skincare ingredient, and is the driving force behind our Sensitive 1000 Roses Rosewater Mask.
Rose hydrates the skin and strengthens its natural barrier, preventing moisture loss and damage caused by environmental aggressors. It also soothes dryness and boosts radiance thanks to high levels of Vitamins A and C.
In addition to our signature Alpine Rose stem cells, this natural face mask features toning pomegranate, soothing aloe vera, and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture all day long.
The best face mask for mature skin
Over time, the rate at which your skin naturally produces collagen begins to slow. While you can’t necessarily stop this from happening, you can reduce the side effects and support collagen production by choosing the right products.
Enriched with Apple and Grape fruit stem cells and resveratrol CoQ10, our Age Defying Fruit Enzyme Mask is one of the best natural face masks for ageing skin. Cranberry, Apple, and Lemon fruit juice enzymes whisk away dead skin cells and surface debris to reveal healthier looking skin at any age, while our antioxidant-rich BioActive Berry blend helps fight free radicals and the signs of ageing.
Discover natural face masks that work
Regardless of your skin tone, type, or concern, face masks are a fantastic way to boost your complexion and enhance your daily skincare routine. Using a face mask once a week or as recommended on the individual product’s packaging can give you dramatic, positive results from day one.
Ready to transform your skin and address your skin concerns once and for all? Explore our range of face masks and shop now for a free deluxe sample with every order.