Best Detoxifying Facial Mask for Your Skin Type


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Ah, the holiday season—filled with food, family, fun and…caked-on foundation? Pretty sure we’ve all been there. Stress, extra indulgences, and not enough TLC can wreak havoc on our skin, resulting in a desperate attempt to cover up.

This year, clarify your complexion in the days leading up to your favorite celebrations for clear skin that’s ready for your holiday makeup routine. Check out this breakdown of powerful detoxifying facial masks for every skin type.

Best for oily skin: Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding, $38

Oily skin, meet your match! Boscia’s Charcoal Pore Pudding combines three powerful skin cleansing agents: black charcoal, known for its antibacterial properties, white charcoal, known for skin balancing, and kaolin clay, which reduces excess oil without moisture deprivation. The creamy pudding ventures down deep to completely remove dirt and oil build-up for detoxified pores without drying you out. Target your T-zone or apply the creamy formula all over your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes.

Best for dry skin: Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask, $60

Detoxifying dry skin can be a little risky. If the mask used further deprives parched skin of moisture, expect problems ranging from acne to flaky foundation. Peter Thomas Roth has mastered dry skin detoxification with the Irish Moor Mud Mask. Along with Irish Moor Mud, an all-natural purifier, the mask contains ultra-hydrating hijiki seaweed and dirt-purging charcoal. Congested dry skin is left completely clarified and moisturized.

Best for combination skin and sensitive skin: Indie Lee Clearing Mask , $60

Specifically formulated for acne-prone, congested, or sensitive complexions, Indie Lee’s Clearing Mask exfoliates, conditions, and calms even the most irritable skin types. With powerful exfoliators like salicylic and glycolic acids, skin-clearing sulfur, and soothing chamomile, this do-it-all mask tackles combination and sensitive skin concerns for detoxified, nourished, and balanced results.

Best for normal skin: Caudalie Instant Detox Mask , $39

Normal complexions need detoxification too! Just because this skin type is the least problematic, doesn’t mean that it’s safe from all the complexion-dulling toxins out there. The star player in Caudalie’s Instant Detox Mask is pink clay, which draws out impurities, purifies pollution-exposed skin, and tightens pores, leaving behind invigorated, radiant skin.