Face masks are having a big moment. The reason I know? Well, allow me to take you back to last Monday evening when I came home to my two male housemates ‘multi masking’ their face. They’d even gone as far as Googling exactly which colour goes where… I’m not gonna lie, I felt like a proud mother watching her children take their first steps.


From this moment, we decided we’d dedicate every Monday evening to masking. I mean, it makes sense when you take into account what the indulgences of the weekend can do to your skin - I feel like this is something everyone should incorporate into their life schedule.

In this day and age, face masks are tailored to treating just about every skin-care trouble. The right face mask can hydrate your skin, pull out impurities, remove excess oils and improve the appearance of pores.

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But with so many on the market, how the hell are you meant to decide which will work best for your skin? Lucky for you I’ve rounded up the most popular type of mask and which skin types they work best for as well as how to multi-mask. Now get these beauties in your basket so you’re as ready for #maskingmondays as me and the boys are.  

Normal and oily Skin = rubber or peel-off masks

Superdrug Superdrug Skin Rescue Manuka Honey Peel Off Mask 15ml £0.99 Buy Now

Oily and acne-prone skin = clay masks

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Face Mask 50ml £5.29 Buy Now
yes to Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-to-Clay Mask £11.99 Buy Now

Dark spots = exfoliating masks

Superdrug Superdrug Orange and Lava Exfoliating Mask £0.99 Buy Now

Normal and dry skin = hydrogel/sheet masks

Garnier Garnier Moisture Bomb Pomegranate Hydrating Face Sheet Mask £1.95 Buy Now
Skin Republic Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Sheet Mask 25ml £4.99 Buy Now


Different areas of your face [forehead, T-Zone, cheeks] have different skincare needs. The L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay masks allow you to create a tailored detox regime with your own multi-masking solution.

GREEN purifies and mattifies

BLACK detoxifies and clarifies

RED brightens and exfoliates