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“Most people think you need to layer clay masks on thick to get results. The truth is, this only makes it take longer for your mask to dry and you end up leaving it on too long, which can be drying for the skin. If your mask becomes flaky, then chances are you’ve left it on too long and the mask has stripped your skin of the key moisture you need. Apply an even, opaque layer to your skin for best results.” —Michelle Fry
“I recommend charcoal masks to help reduce blackheads and pimples. Target the treatment to your T-zone area. This area produces the most sebum and is usually the area where blackheads and pimples are most problematic. To remove, rinse your face with warm water, pat it dry and then moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!” —Dr. Kunin
“A sheet mask is a quick, mess-free way to infuse your skin with moisture. The sheet creates a barrier for your skin, so the mask’s active ingredients can penetrate effectively without evaporating. To reap the optimal benefits from your sheet mask, leave it on for up to 20 minutes. Use the extra product leftover on your fingers to treat your neck, décolleté and tops of your hands.” —Kunin
“These don’t really contain metals per se. They have the color of silver or gold but usually don't actually contain metals. Because they use hyaluronic acid and polymers, these masks tend to peel off easily in a sheet. Often no moisturizers are needed afterwards.” —Colbert
“I would strongly advise checking the ingredient list before applying these. Metallic masks can have high amounts of alcohol as a primary ingredient, which can severely dry out and irritate sensitive skin. Apply your favorite brightening or moisturizing serum underneath the metallic mask, and when the mask begins to dry and rubberize, the serum will be pushed deeper into the skin.” —Kunin