The best face mask for every skin problem

Sit back, relax and put on a face mask! Applying a mask is a self-care ritual that not only makes you feel good (imagine a face mask on your skin and a wine glass in your hand—bliss!), but it also does wonders for your complexion. In as little as ten minutes or less, you can deliver a concentrated boost of nutrients and healing ingredients to your skin for an instant pick-me-up. Here, we break down three of LATHER's best face masks:

1. For Dry and Dull Skin in Need of Deep Rejuvenation

Every day, we face the unavoidable: sun exposure, pollution, smog, dirt, extreme weather conditions—and the visible effects these elements have on our skin. Day by day, environmental damage causes the skin to appear lackluster, dry, uneven and rough.

Our Honey Moisture Mask with Propolis Extract and royal jelly is the perfect weekly antidote. With two powerful bee-made substances, this “shot” of nourishing moisture helps revitalize your skin back into dewy, healthy radiance.

Honey has been used to treat wounds since ancient times, and it’s even been shown to be effective in treating psoriasis, eczema and atopic dermatitis. Honey is also chock-full of antioxidants, which help ward off free radicals (unstable atoms that cause cell damage and speed up the aging process). Using honey regularly can diminish the signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Meanwhile, honey is also very hydrating, leaving skin soft and fully moisturized for that sought-after glow.

Propolis extract is made when honey bees interact with tree sap, mixing it with their own discharges and beeswax. It's a resin-like substance known for its antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities and has been shown in studies to possess an overall healing effect on the skin. As a potent antioxidant, propolis extract can also help fight off signs of extrinsic aging. Further findings have shown it to be effective in making skin look plump and youthful.

2. For a Fresh, Clarified Complexion

This is the mask you want if your skin tends to be oily and prone to breakouts. Bentonite clay sucks out impurities and helps unclog pores while reducing excess oil. Meanwhile, pure white clay stimulates skin and cleanses pores of dead skin cells, dirt and oil. 

The White Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Mask is also gentle enough to use on sensitive skin, including ingredients like aloe and algae extract to soothe, reduce redness and discomfort.

The result? Soft, thoroughly clean and smooth, blemish-free skin

3. For Rough and Lackluster, Uneven Skin

If your skin is dull, you need to exfoliate! By sloughing away dead skin cells that make skin look dull and dreary, you can encourage the production of new skin cells to give skin a youthful, healthy look.

The 10-Minute Brightening Mask with Glycolic Acid brightens and refines, smoothing away fine lines and improving skin texture to make it softer and more even-toned. Glycolic acid is a powerful alpha hydroxy acid that chemically exfoliates skin to remove dull outer layers and reveal the healthier skin underneath. In studies, it has shown to be effective in treating hyperpigmentation (including melasma), fine lines, acne scars and photoaging. Glycolic acid also has antioxidant effects, meaning it is a potent weapon against free radical damage, which occurs from excessive sun exposure and breaks down healthy cells.

This mask is especially great for aging skin or if you want to get a head start on prevention. And it only requires ten minutes of your time!