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12 Cleansing and Hydrating Masks for Dewy Fall Skin

The 2-step routine your skin is craving.

By: Hannah Baxter

Anyone else experiencing serious skin freakouts these days? Us too (thank you, unpredictable fall weather). Even if your skin is generally calm, it seems like a season of temperamental breakouts, dull complexions, and irritation is settling in for the foreseeable future. That’s why we’re taking it upon ourselves to improve our at-home spa routinesso we can get our skin back under control and maintain the glowy, even look we all know and love. A one-two punch of deep cleansing and hydrating products is your best bet, starting with a pair of face masks. We swear by this weekly two-step combo, so we rounded up 12 favorites to make your autumn skin care as simple as possible.



Deep Cleansing

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, $39

The combination of pink clay and coffee suck the gunk out of your pores as it dries, so that once you’re ready to wash it off, you can actually see the vacuuming of your skin. Papaya enzymes also brighten, so that after just a few uses, you can see a noticeable difference in your complexion.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Clarifying Mask, $145

A laundry list of intriguing ingredients like balloon vine, viper’s bugloss, and sunflower (plus classic zinc and white kaolin clay) rid the skin of excess sebum while also smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Buildup is cleared, and blemishes are kept at bay.

Erno Lazlo Pore Cleansing Clay Mask, $48

This mask contains two types of clay, kaolin and bentonite, to absorb oil, as well as sugar cane extract to exfoliate the skin with glycolic acid. Fifteen minutes later, and your skin is bright and clear, without becoming overly dry.

Estée Lauder NightWear Plus 3-Minute Detox Mask, $47

If you only have a few minutes to fit your masking into your schedule, this fast-acting mask is perfect for you. Liquid-light clay draws out impurities so lingering buildup is cleared and your skin is refreshed.

Yes to Carrots Vitamin-Enriched Kale Mud Mask, $16

Carrots are chock-full of beta-carotene—an antioxidant-rich ingredient that increases cell turnover and generally helps you glow. Combined with the kaolin and witch hazel water, your skin is clarified and cleansed in just one use.

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Cleansing Mask, $35

Bentonite and Amazonian white clay removes bacteria and toxins from the skin, as well as excess oil that can cause enlarged pores. Skin is smooth, clear, and ready to absorb your favorite serums.




Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate Glow Dream Mask, $48

Antioxidants are one of our favorite ingredients to fight the damaging effects of free radicals, which is why maqui is the star ingredient of this mask. It’s the most antioxidant-dense fruit in the world, so your skin is soothed and protected, while hydrating squalane mirrors your skin’s natural oils so your complexion is deeply moisturized.

Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask, $95

If bouncy marshmallow skin is your goal, this all-natural mask is about to become your new best friend. One thousand difference sizes of hyaluronic acid help quench even the thirstiest skin, while a blend of 13 flowers evens skin tone and eliminates redness.

Versed Look Alive Hydrating Plumping Mask, $10

Aloe leaf juice is a skin-care hero for anyone suffering from a dehydrated complexion. The additional rosehip seed oil and plant-based collagen ensures that your skin is bouncy, moisturized, and soothed, no matter how cold or grey it is outside.

Sephora Collection Face Mask - Lychee - Moisturizing, $6

There’s nothing like slapping on a face mask and soaking in a warm bath to truly give your skin the pampering it deserves. This mask is drenched in lychee essence to infuse your skin with a much-needed dose of hydration.

Kat Burki Complete B Vital Hydration Face Mask, $140

To rejuvenate the skin and repair any damage caused by dehydration, the neuropeptides in this mask work to get your skin back to its former glowy glory. Pro B vitamins also encourage your skin to produce emollients, which help limit irritation and reduce that itchy winter skin we’re all hoping to avoid.

Eco Your Skin Intense Moisture Mask, $27

K-beauty devotees, this one’s for you. Gamma linolenic acid, coupled with plenty of vitamins and minerals, is ideal for anyone experiencing atopic skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis. The creamy texture feels like your most luxurious face cream, and once you wash it off, your skin is smooth, hydrated, and deeply nourished.

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