Let’s be real: As soon as you decide to wind down with a pampering session, a face mask is the first skin care product you grab. After all, the right face mask can address your skin care concerns with ease. But what if we told you that face masks are only the tip of the iceberg? That’s right, there is a myriad of masks available that can suit all of your needs from head to toe—literally. Intrigued? We thought so! Keep reading to learn about seven types of masks that can help you take your self-care routine to the next level.
1. HAIR MASKS
Let’s start at the top—your head—and work our way down, shall we? Getting your strands in on the masking fun is easy since hair masks are a common beauty essential! No matter what hair concern has put a damper on your mood, there is an offering that can help whip your strands back into shape. To start showing your tresses TLC, have your pick from the following hair masks.
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Re-Nourish Mask: Calling all curly gals! If you’ve been tackling frizzy, dry strands for far too long, this mask will pick up the slack. Designed to re-nourish, redefine, and rehydrate for bouncy and lustrous curls, this mask works to decrease dryness in just one wash. Apply the mask to your wet strands and massage through to the ends. Leave on for three to five minutes, rinse, and style your hair. (For a complete hair care system, pair the mask with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Conditioner.)
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask: Split ends, hair breakage, and all-around damaged hair got you down? Well, this hair mask will help you turn things around. This emergency recovery treatment conditions and deeply renews broken hair fibers for a healthy-looking result. To use, gently massage the mask through your hair. Let it sit for three to five minutes, then rinse and style your strands as usual. (For a complete hair care system, pair the mask with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Renewing Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Renewing Conditioner.)
L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment: It’s no secret that blonde hair requires special care to look and feel it’s very best. Lucky for you, this hair mask helps to cover all of your bases. This salon-quality mask instantly neutralizes unwanted brassiness while working to deeply nourish over-processed hair. To use, simply apply the mask and leave it on for three to five minutes before rinsing out. (For a complete hair care system, pair the mask with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner.)
2. FACE MASKS
You can never go wrong with a face mask—it’s the go-to pampering skin product for a reason. Armed with a variety of skin care benefits, this beauty staple can easily hydrate, purify, and exfoliate depending on the formula you choose. For this key self-care step, try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask. Alternatively, you can use them all together to multi-mask!
Bonus tip: Want to score the maximum level of moisture with a face mask? Consider adding an overnight face mask, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask, to your routine. Formulated with Pro-Retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, this sleeping mask helps to visibly reduce wrinkles and firm and brighten skin. Simply smooth the mask over your face and neck at bedtime and leave on while you snooze to reap all of the benefits.
3. UNDER-EYE MASKS
You don’t want to apply a regular face mask too close to your eyes—they’re sensitive—but that doesn’t mean your under-eye area won’t appreciate a mask of its own. With dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and under-eye bags all being common concerns, using an eye mask is pretty much a must. Next time you’re wearing your clay mask, add an under-eye mask to your pampering session, too. These cushioned gel masks come in handy to brighten and hydrate the skin around your eyes; trust us, your eye area will thank you!
4. LIP MASKS
While you may have a nourishing lip balm in rotation, sometimes your lips need a little extra love and care. And this is where lip masks come into play! Available in balm and cream formulas as well as sheet and gel mask offerings, all lip masks have a common purpose of providing your pout with instant moisture. So, it’s no surprise that lip masks have become a hot commodity in the beauty world. Load up your lips with a balm-like mask before bed or pop a sheet mask onto your pout a few hours before a hot date.
5. HAND MASKS
When it comes to self-care via beauty treatments, there is one area on your body that you likely skip over: your hands. Think about it: With everyday wear and tear, you put your hands through a lot. That means your hands surely deserve some extra love, just like the rest of your body. Instead of only relying on creams and lotions to keep your hands from drying out, kick things up a notch with a hand mask.
Found in sheet mask form, this hand care essential is formulated with a variety of serums, butters, and oils to provide skin with lasting hydration. Wear the masks while you’re watching TV or listening to an audiobook—anything that doesn’t require actually using your hands—and wait for soft, supple skin to be revealed.
6. BUTT MASKS
As you can see, there is a mask available for almost every part of your body—including your butt. Yep, this is one offering that has taken the skin care community by storm. See, just like other parts of your body, your derriere comes with its own concerns. And butt sheet masks just might be the answer! Just like the sheet masks you use on your face, butt masks are formulated with hydrating and skin-soothing ingredients to help give the skin on your tush some attention.
7. FOOT MASKS
Your feet need pampering too, and that should go beyond using foot cream. When you’re going to be wearing open-toed shoes soon or simply want to really treat yourself from head to toe, using a foot mask should be on the agenda. Masks for your feet typically look like little plastic socks or booties. You slip them onto your feet, and they’re filled with a mask formula that’s meant to nourish your feet and exfoliate dead skin. You can leave them on while you kick your feet up or take a quick nap, then take them off to reveal smooth heels and soft feet.
And that’s a wrap on seven different types of masks you can add to your self-care routine! Of course, masks aren’t the only method of self-care we recommend. For more where this came from, check out our 8 Self-Care Tips for Your Beauty Routine.