My Solution to Every Issue: Beauty Masks that Actually Work


I’ve been obsessed with face masks since before I really got into beauty. There’s just something so awesome about a product that works to cure all my skincare woes, whatever they may be at that moment. Back in high school, it was all about those cheap Queen Helene masks you could get at Sally’s Beauty Supply. I still think those are pretty legit, but nowadays I try to opt for more natural options. Here are my top masks for your skin and hair concerns.


My Solution to Every Issue:

Beauty Masks that Actually Work

FOR ALL YOUR SKIN ISSUES: May Lindstrom Problem Solver Face Mask

When I don’t know what’s wrong with my skin or if it literally feels like everything is wrong, I reach for this mask. This is the one face mask that seems to solve all my skincare problems from acne to dullness, discoloration, redness, etc. AND it smells like chocolate. SEE MY REVIEW

FOR CLOGGED PORES & ACNE: BEING Sana Terra Blue Complexion Clay Mask

This is new find and it’s amazing! It comes in a powder which you mix into a creamy paste with a little water. The clay is a beautiful grey-blue that helps calm acne and detox your pores. It’s seriously gentle, but very effective. SEE MY REVIEW

FOR REDNESS: Thesis Beauty Mermaid’s Cheek Seaweed Face Mask

This mask is great for acne breakouts if you also have sensitive skin or if your skin is particularly irritated as well. Even though I’d use it on breakouts, I specifically notice a great reduction in redness while using this one, though the smell is very sea salty which I’m not much into. That being said, it works so I’ll suffer through it for the results! (review coming soon on this one!) SEE MY REVIEW

FOR DULLNESS: Herbivore Botanicals BRIGHTEN Mask

This is the perfect gentle clay mask to help brighten up a dull complexion. If the name itself isn’t obvious enough, then I’ll tell you it lives up to the claims! The gentle white clay helps slough dead skin cells and other herbal ingredients help give your complexion a boost as well. SEE MY REVIEW


If there’s one thing I love about Root Science, it’s the wonderful gentleness of every one of their products. Even their scrubs are extremely gentle! Their Rs REBORN Mask, in particular, is wonderful for dry, devitalized, or damaged skin that needs gentle healing. SEE MY REVIEW

FOR DAMAGED HAIR: Manuka Honey + Coconut Oil Hair Mask

These ingredients are fairly easy to find at your local health food store and you can see my Hair Mask DIY for the exact recipe that I use, if you like, otherwise the basic breakdown is equal parts coconut oil and manuka honey. This is the BEST hair mask ever. I love trying formulated products, but I always go back to this. The natural peroxide in the honey brightens up dull strands, increases hydration and shine while the coconut oil adds tons of moisture and heals damaged locks. It’s my favorite DIY hair treatment EVER.

FOR HYDRATION: Suti Cleanse Organic Balm

This is a cleansing balm that can also be used as a hydration mask for days when your skin feels painfully dry and sore. It works wonders at balancing all skin types, including oily skin or combination skin that’s both oily and dry, and has been my favorite cleansing balm for years now. SEE MY REVIEW

SOOTHING & COOLING: Dairyface Masks or Lush Mask of MagnaMinty

Dairyface masks are formulated with natural herbs and yogurt. You have to keep them in the fridge to maintain freshness and they feel so refreshing when applied to skin! I love the calming and softening effects of the yogurt base. For Lush’s Mask-A-Minty, it’s very similar because it also requires refrigeration. It’s a lot more like a scrub than a creamy mask as it has small particles for manual scrubbing and a cooling minty scent that’s refreshing to your senses and your skin. No review for the Lush mask, but I’ve purchased it tons of times and shares on my instagram if you care to lurk for proof! SEE MY DAIRYFACE REVIEW

FOR DRY HANDS & NAILS: Jane Iredale HandDrink Hand Cream, The Wonder Seed Hemp Hand Cream, or Any Plant Oil + Aloe Gloves (overnight)

I love a good hand cream and these are my current favorites, but if you’re short on cash or don’t want to spend any money to get nice hands and nails, it doesn’t have to be expensive! Simply exfoliate your skin with a simple scrub (if you don’t have one, use sugar or sea salt + olive oil). Then, rinse, pat dry your hands, and apply whatever plant oil you have on hand. I recommend coconut, rose hip, or marula, if you have them, but even pure olive oil works. Massage the oil into your skin or have someone else do it and then put on some gloves. You can rock the cheap plastic kind of the more luxurious aloe gloves. Both work fine. Leave on for at least an hour or overnight. Works like a charm 🙂 SEE MY Jane Iredale HandDrink REVIEW

 What Are Your Go-To Masks for Beauty Issues?

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20 thoughts on “My Solution to Every Issue: Beauty Masks that Actually Work

  1. March 30, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    I love masks. Ever since I was a little girl, having spa days with my mother, trying not to laugh so the clay mask wouldn’t crack. I’ve been wanting to try BEING, Herbivore Botanicals, and Root Science. I also can relate with the feeling that everything that can be wrong with your skin, is. Acne, scarring, sensitivity, redness…the list goes on. I also reach for my recently (finally) purchased May Lindstrom The Problem Solver mask.
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    1. March 31, 2015 at 4:42 PM

      ME TOO! I’ve always been obsessed with them haha. Yeah I mean sometimes it does feel like my skin is on full-on revolt mode. Thank God I have masks for when that happens 🙂

  2. March 30, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Confession: I’m in my mid-20s and never tried a mask. I’ve always wanted to. Looks like I’ll have to treat myself and try a face and hair one off this list! Sounds like a good self love intro to spring.
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    1. March 31, 2015 at 4:43 PM

      Wow!! You need to hop on this bandwagon girl! Lol. Honestly these are awesome and definitely refresh your skin/hair etc. I love all of these so let me know how it goes if you try one 🙂

  3. March 31, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    I love face masks and have never tried any of these! I would love to get one that helps even out skin tone and get rid of dark spots.
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    1. March 31, 2015 at 5:21 PM

      me too! Definitely recommend all of them! If you want one for dark spots, the May Lindstrom one is great it has vitamin C and activated charcoal to brighten, even out skin tone and detox pores – it’s my favorite of all time! Also, HB Brighten Mask uses tourmaline to give skin a glow 🙂 hope this helps ♥

  4. April 1, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    I love face masks! <3 I have a lot of sheet masks from Asia that I've been using!
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    1. April 9, 2015 at 5:21 PM

      me too! I used to use Asian sheet masks all the time – I should buy some haha they make me look so scary it’s awesome 😀

  5. April 2, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Seriously! This is a great list! Thank you!
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    1. April 9, 2015 at 5:22 PM

      Absolutely – I hope it helps!

  6. April 2, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    I want to try Root Science Rs REBORN Mask !

    1. April 9, 2015 at 5:23 PM

      it’s so good I can’t recommend it enough!

  7. PuffyBiggler
    April 4, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I need this list. Thanks for sharing!

    1. April 9, 2015 at 5:27 PM

      no problem I hope it helps 😀

  8. Mai T.
    April 5, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    This post is such a great collection! I’ll definitely check out Root Science Rs REBORN Mask for my sensitive skin. Thanks for this lovely share.

    1. April 9, 2015 at 5:28 PM

      thanks definitely do it’s amazing!

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