Peel Your Way to Better Skin: Our Favorite Peel-Off Masks

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; and Montagne Jeunesse's Dead Sea Anti-Stress Mud Masque ($3; 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; 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.

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