There are two types of people: those who indulge in face masks often and those who simply can’t be bothered. No judgment if you’re in the latter camp, but, respectfully, we have to tell you that you’re missing out.
Simply put, face masks add a layer of dimension to your skin-care routine. They can amp up the efficacy of other products by, for instance, clearing out clogged pores so that your night cream can better penetrate the skin. On their own, they can also help you achieve targeted results and, for example, heal breakouts faster by addressing them on the onset. Certain face masks, especially of the hydrating variety, can also double as sleeping masks that you can wear overnight and expect to wake up to dewy, glowing skin.
No matter where you land on the skin type spectrum, there’s a mask to suit your individual needs. Because the sheer number of options makes shopping for face masks equal parts fun and difficult, we’ve compiled a list of the best face masks you can find at Target. Go forth and unwind.
The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% Masque gives your skin the clarifying treatment it needs — without having to spend an arm and a leg on pricey facial treatments. Its formula contains vegetable charcoal and Amazonian clays to balance out oil production, minimize the look of pores, clear dead skin cells, and smooth out uneven texture. Slap it on for 10 minutes and enjoy your newly refined, fresh skin.
As its name would suggest, Origins’ Original Skin Retexturizing Mask evens out skin texture, clears bumps, combats inflammation, and softens — the whole nine yards. Willowherb helps to rid acne-causing bacteria and calm irritation while sugarcane sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal glowing skin underneath. The texture is slightly gritty and perfect for really getting into those pores. What’s more, it smells like you’re walking through a garden of roses. Heaven.
With five percent sulfur and kaolin clay to boot, the Urban Skin Rx Acne and Blemish Control Mask will kick your pimple-popping habit to the curb. This formula works hard to prevent blackheads and acne from popping up — all while minimizing the look of any active blemishes. As an added benefit, it helps soak up excess oil and shine. Pick this up if you’re prone to grease and looking for a true deep cleanse (that’s under $20, at that).