If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that face masks are a pretty fabulous part of any skin care regimen. And fall is the perfect time of year to start adding face masks to your skin care routine—if you haven’t already. After all, you likely spent the summer months hanging out at the beach, and your complexion may need some extra TLC as the weather gets cooler. That’s why we’re revealing our best face masks to coat your complexion with for an envy-worthy beauty look. Now that you know masking is a must for the autumn season, read on to find your fall face mask match, based on your skin needs.
OUR BEST FACE MASK FOR STRESSED SKIN
Over time, harsh cleansing can be drying and sensitizing, leaving skin feeling uncomfortable. As a result, your face needs cleansing that is effective yet gentle. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask is formulated with seaweed and can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils while purifying stressed areas.
OUR BEST FACE MASK FOR DULL SKIN
Harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage skin over time, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Mask is a glorious pick that’s formulated with AHA, imperial peony, and an ultra-fine mineral exfoliant to smooth and refresh your visage. This gel-based mask offers a cooling sensation that works in just five minutes to visibly bring a radiant and healthy-looking tone to life.
OUR BEST FACE MASK FOR OILY SKIN
It’s not news that oily skin comes with its own share of concerns. Excess oils, makeup, and pollutants can build up on the surface of your face, leaving you with a greasy-looking complexion. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser is formulated with three pure clays and charcoal that removes everyday impurities without over-drying your visage. After use, your skin will boast a revitalized look with a fresh glow.
OUR BEST FACE MASK FOR ROUGH SKIN
Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your face each day, leaving your pores clogged and your complexion feeling rough. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask is formulated with red algae extract and can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils. It can also help exfoliate dead skin cells and smooth the look of imperfections.
OUR BEST FACE MASK FOR UNEVEN TONE
Daily wear and tear—makeup and improper care—can leave your complexion looking uneven with roughness and imperfections. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask helps draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution. It also works to shed rough, dead skin cells from the surface of your face and improve its texture.
OUR BEST FACE MASK FOR OVERNIGHT TLC
There’s nothing wrong with providing your visage with an extra round of pampering. That’s where an overnight face mask, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask, can work its magic. This leave-on offering is formulated with Pro-Retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. It’ll leave your skin with a hydrated, radiant look and feel with just one use. The mask also absorbs quickly and forms a protective layer to cradle your skin while you catch some Z's.
YOUR FACE MASK REFRESHER COURSE
Smoothing on a face mask sounds like the simplest way to take care of your skin, but there’s a technique to using one. That’s why a quick refresher never hurts. Make sure you’re using your face mask(s) correctly by following the tips below.
How to apply a face mask: Start with a fresh face. Use a detoxifying or exfoliating clay cleanser to get the ball rolling. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser. Squeeze the product into your hands and mix with water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage the formula onto the face using circular motions and rinse thoroughly. After cleansing, spread an even layer of your mask of choice onto dry skin, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes.
How to remove a face mask: Once the time is up, use lukewarm water to gently rinse off the face mask. Take a towel and lightly blot your skin until it’s only slightly damp. Follow up by applying a lightweight moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Extra Dry Skin. Each offering is formulated with aloe vera water and hyaluronic acid to provide your skin with long-lasting hydration. Repeat this entire process two to three times a week for best results.
How to multi-mask: There’s no rule that says you can only use one face mask at a time. Using more than one product at once can have increased skin care benefits. That’s why the art of multi-masking has become a go-to beauty trend. The idea is to apply different formulas to various areas of your face to address multiple needs that your skin may have. A common way to multi-mask is to use a mattifying option on your T-zone and a brightening formula on your cheeks. Find more multi-masking ideas in our article, Multi-Masking 101: How To Use Multiple Face Masks at Once on Combination Skin.
Next up: Now that you know all about our face mask picks for fall, it’s time to up your masking game. Check out our article, 9 Face Mask Hacks That’ll Make Your Skin Care Routine More Fun.
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