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Use our easy guide to select the perfect mask for your skin

Nokubonga Thusi

Do you find picking out a mask for your pamper-night in a bit confusing?  Use our easy guide to select the perfect one for your skin.
Skin type: Dull skin, lacking radiance
Use: Brightening mask with Vitamin CIf you’re looking for that winter that glow, your skin will benefit from a good dose of brightening ingredients, like vitamin C (ascorbic acid), liquorice or white birch leaf. These can help to even out skin tone and make it appear more radiant. Vitamin C helps to inhibit the melanin-producing enzyme tyrosinase, aids in the production of collagen to plump up skin, and acts as a mild exfoliant to remove dull dead skin cells.
Try:
L’Oreal Pure Clay Bright Mask, R160Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment, R850
Skin type: Oily skin or acne
Use: Purifying clay or charcoal maskIf you have oily skin, or a super oily T-zone, resulting in acne or clogged pores, clay masks are an essential part of your beauty arsenal. Masks containing clay or charcoal help to absorb excess oil from the skin, as well as give a light exfoliation to remove dead skin and purify.
Try:
Freeman Beauty Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask, R93
Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask, R865Skin type: Dry or dehydrated skin
Use: Moisture mask with hyaluronic acidA key ingredient to look for when buying a mask for dehydrated skin is hyaluronic acid. It not only helps to keep skin moisturised by locking water into the cells but also gives skin a supple, plump and more youthful appearance.
Try:
skin689 Bio Cellulose Hyaluron Mask, R170
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Mask, R715
Skin type: Mature skin with visible signs of ageing
Use: Plumping mask with retinol or collagenAre you in need of a skin revival? Although you can address the many signs of ageing, such as sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and dullness, with different anti-ageing masks, always go for those with retinol or collagen-boosting ingredients. Retinol acts as an exfoliator by increasing cell turnover for a more youthful appearance, while collagen plumps up the skin.
Try:
Skin Republic Anti-aging Collagen Infusion Face Mask Sheet, R40
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Mask Boost, R875

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