Masks are the heavy-duty players of your nighttime routine, creating a visibly fresher complexion post-application, and tackling virtually every skin issue. Our recent mask obsession? Those that literally peel off, working like a Biore strip for your whole face, and drawing out impurities with near magnet-like precision. Sure, they’re oddly satisfying and addictive, yet their effectiveness isn’t credited to a placebo effect.
Boscia's Luminizing Black Mask ($34; sephora.com) and Montagne Jeunesse's Dead Sea Anti-Stress Mud Masque ($3; ulta.com) are game-changers for those in need of some deep cleansing or with acne-prone skin. Boscia's mineral rich formula utilizes clay for a pore overhaul that removes dirt and oil and shrinks enlarged pores with antioxidants, while Montagne Jeunesse's sachet is jam-packed with minerals and dead sea mud to act as a vacuum cleaner for excess dirt an oil.
If your skin is in need of some serious pampering, Freeman’s Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask ($5; ulta.com) brings home the spa experience with soothing cucumber extract and aloe for a visibly fresh look. No matter which formula you choose, keep one key thing in mind: Apply masks at least a half inch from hair (don’t forget your eyebrows!) or you could be in for some unwelcome hair loss.