Do you use face masks regularly in your skincare routine? If you have dry, sensitive skin as I do, I know it can be difficult finding a mask that won’t irritate you or cause a breakout. You don’t want to get knocked back down to square one when you have skin goals you’re trying to reach.
Thankfully, as a blogger, I’ve done most of the work for you! Skincare is important to me and one of my favorite steps in my routine is applying a facial mask. In this post, we’re going to talk about some of my favorite face masks for dry, sensitive skin. Although you may have the same skin type as me, keep in mind that everything may not work for you!
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Teami Blends Green Tea Detox Mask
My number one favorite face mask that I recommend for dry, sensitive skin is the Teami Blends Detox Mask. I was introduced to this brand earlier last year before I started blogging and fell in love with it. This mask is perfect for controlling breakouts and removing any impurities or excess oil from your skin.
The Green Tea Detox Mask is formulated with Organic Matcha Tea, Bentonite Clay, and Lemongrass. Although this pulls out all the gunk you may have in your pores, it still replenishes your skin by providing superfood nutrients. You can use this on your entire face or use it as a spot treatment.
Another thing I love about this mask is it’s cruelty-free, vegan, and handmade in small batches. I’m all for clean beauty products since they tend to work the best for me!
Banish Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
Banish sent me their Starter Kit a few months ago and one product I fell in love with from this kit is the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. First of all, I’ve never tried pumpkin on my skin before! This mask smells amazing, it reminds me of sweet potato pie! It also has a whipped consistency which makes it easy to apply and spread on your face.
The mask has amazing ingredients such as:
- Natural Pumpkin Enzymes
- AHA’s (Alpha-Hydroxy Acids)
- Glycolic Acid
- Vitamin C
The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask exfoliates your skin, reduces the appearance of oily skin, reduces congested skin, improves dullness, and improves skin clarity + tone. So from that, I’m sure you can see why this is my favorite face mask for dry, sensitive skin!
The mask does give a tingling sensation, however, it’s stated on the website that it’s normal and it means the enzymes are doing its job. This will leave your skin feeling smooth and looking bright.
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Banish Activated Charcoal Masque
The Activated Charcoal Clay Masque is also included in the Starter Kit. I’ve never used a charcoal mask, so I was interested to see how well it would work for me. Before my review, let’s talk about the benefits of using charcoal in your skincare routine:
- Pulls out impurities and excess oil
- Deep cleans your skin
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
- Works great for oil control
- Relieves congested skin
I love that this comes as a powder because I’m able to customize it based on what my skin likes. The key ingredients in this masque are Italian Green Clay and DMAE, which is made from fruit acids and helps tighten your skin. Thankfully, this didn’t leave my skin irritated even though it does get tight after a few minutes! If anything, it left me with fresh, smooth skin.
Buttercup Essentials Aloe Hydration Mask
Aloe Vera has always worked amazing for my dry, sensitive skin, so when I saw this Aloe Hydration Mask I knew I had to snatch it up. I purchased this from a small, black-owned brand called Buttercup Essentials.
The Hydration Mask contains nourishing ingredients such as:
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Rosehip Oil
- Cucumber Water
When I feel like my skin is patchy or really dry, this mask provides the boost of moisture that I need. You can use it overnight or let it sit for 15-20 minutes. I haven’t tried to sleep in it overnight yet, however, leaving it on for 15 minutes works perfectly for me.
You do have to keep this refrigerated so it can last longer! Applying this to your face while it’s cool is relaxing and soothing. A little goes a long way and every time I use this, I’m left with hydrated, smooth skin!
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Demosea Rose Clay + Camu Camu
Another face mask for dry, sensitive skin I recently fell in love with is the Rose Clay + Camu Camu mask from Demosea. Demosea is another small, black-owned brand that creates all-natural skincare products. I recently created a video using her products and provided my honest review, you can check that out here.
The ingredients in this face mask are perfect for sensitive skin. It includes the following:
- Rose Clay
- Kaolin Clay
- Camu Camu
- Colloidal Oatmeal
I love how this mask applies smoothly to the skin but dries like a clay! It doesn’t get too tight and when I rinse it off I’m left with moisturized, soft skin! Since this comes as a powder, you can mix it with any liquid you prefer. I mixed this mask with Lavender Water and Glycerin and it worked perfectly. Check out the product below!
Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask
The last favorite face mask for dry, sensitive skin is the Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask. This mask is also new to my routine and I received this in my BoxyCharm subscription box I receive every month. When I used it the first couple of times, I knew this would make it to my favorites list!
It’s a smoothie-inspired moisturizing mask that is packed with Supergreens, Vitamin C, Passionfruit Acids, Kale, and many more nourishing, healthy ingredients for your skin. The mask also has a creamy consistency and doesn’t get tight on your skin. Here are some benefits you can look for when using this in your routine:
- Healthy-looking complexion
- Softer, smoother skin
- Replenishes skin with minerals + vitamins for radiant skin
- Reveals a brighter complexion
I leave this on for around 10-15 minutes and remove it with a dark, damp cloth as the instructions recommend. The first time I used it, I was shocked at how bright and soft my skin felt! Elemis is cruelty-free and vegan on top of that which is a bonus. Whenever I need moisture for my skin, I will continue to reach for this mask.
Even if you struggle with dry, sensitive skin, there are many face masks you can use that will help combat your concerns. It takes trial and error to find the perfect mask for your skin. I would also suggest patch testing just in case the mask causes irritation.
Personally, I use face masks 2-3 times per week and staying consistent has only benefited the overall health of my skin. It’s important to listen to your skin and not overdo it. If you can only use a mask once a week, it will still provide the benefits you’re looking for. As you continue to learn what your skin likes and dislikes, you can increase how often you use them.
If you end up trying one of these face masks, make sure you let me know how it works for you! Don’t forget to subscribe below to my email list for more tips!
What’s your skin type and your favorite face mask to use?
Would you try any of the masks listed in this post?