It’s the time of year that calls for getting in the spooky spirit, and there’s no better way to do that than with a few fun face masks that offer some serious skin care benefits. Why not channel your favorite Halloween themes, like witches’ cauldrons and jack-o’-lanterns, from the comfort of your couch with a bubbling sheet mask or pumpkin-scented mask? From gooey-green botanical-based treatments to metallic, masquerade-worthy eye depuffers, we have some seriously Instagrammable face masks for you to try.
If you’re pressed for time, give this speedy, self-warming mask a try. Unlike traditional masks that you leave on your face to dry, we recommend first massaging this mask into your skin until the warming sensation fades. Then, wet your hands and massage again before rinsing thoroughly with warm water. “We call this mask ‘pore refining’ because it actually minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores,” says board-certified dermatologist and LovelySkin CEO Dr. Joel Schlessinger. The exfoliating power of pumpkin fruit extract and jojoba esters also leaves skin soft and smooth.
This three-piece cleanser and mask set contains all you need for a night of at-home pampering. First, cleanse your skin with the GentleBubble Daily Conditioning Cleanser, which contains moisturizing vitamin E and apple extract to draw out impurities. Next, apply the Glowlace Radiance Boosting Hydration Sheet Mask, which features an eye-catching glittery lace pattern as well as energizing green tea and caffeine. The last step is applying the Eyeboost Reviving Eye Mask, which has a metallic motif reminiscent of a masquerade mask and anti-aging ingredients such as mushroom and algae extracts.
If you’re suffering from redness—whether from sunburn, cosmetic procedures or skin conditions such as rosacea—consider this emerald-hued mask your antidote. Cucumber, olive leaf and thyme extracts plus dipeptide work together to calm irritated skin and reduce redness, while hyaluronic acid provides lightweight hydration. Wear this mask for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing, or leave it on overnight for lasting hydration.
Use this mask with the Foreo UFO 2 device for all the benefits of a mask treatment in just ninety seconds. Just clip the sheet mask into place on your UFO 2 and press the start button to begin your multi-benefit treatment. The device’s LED light therapy smooths fine lines and zaps breakouts while the mask’s caffeine-infused formula helps reduce puffy undereyes. After the treatment has ended, your skin will look brighter thanks to a subtle shimmery finish.
Freshen up dull-looking skin with this foaming sheet mask, which contains bamboo charcoal to absorb bacteria, dirt and oil from the surface of your skin. After you apply the mask to clean, dry skin, oxygenating microbubbles will begin to form and stimulate circulation. After ten minutes, remove the mask, rinse with water and enjoy a tighter, brighter complexion.
Mineral-rich moor mud harvested from the Irish countryside powers this purifying mask, which helps banish blemishes as well as smooth fine lines. It also moisturizes with nutrient-rich black hijiki seaweed, detoxifies with volcanic ash and clears pores with activated charcoal. Simply smooth over freshly cleansed skin and leave on for up to ten minutes before removing with a warm washcloth.
With Halloween approaching, it’s the perfect time to transition your skin care routine. Read our recommendations for skin care products that suit cooler weather.