8 Clay Masks for Your Next Self-Care Sunday
Even though sheet masks and overnight masks have become super buzzy, clay masks still reign delightfully supreme. They’re what comes to mind when we hear the words “self-care Sunday” and have long been a staple of DIY spa days and facial appointments alike. These days, clay masks come in an array of colors — from pink to green and everything in between — and can do everything from shrink the look of pores to brighten skin’s appearance.
See some of our favorites, ahead:
Good for refining and detoxifying skin, Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque is formulated with Amazonian white clay and aloe barbadensis. Apply this to damp skin and let it work its magic in just a few minutes.
We all want mini pores, right? Well Laneige seems to think so. This clarifying gel mask from the brand is a hybrid gel-clay mask that helps removes oil and pore-clogging impurities. Its texture makes it easy to apply, and it dries quickly so you can mask in minutes.
Perfect for a self-care Sunday, this bright yellow clay was practically made for masking selfies. Clarify & Smooth is designed to help even out rough skin, while also drawing out build-up of impurities and pollution — an ideal mask to close out a busy week.
Packaged with a brush for easy application, the Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask is often name-checked by acne-prone skin-care lovers. Key ingredients include kaolin clay, bentonite clay and aloe barbadensis, making this an ideal cleansing and soothing option to add to cart.
This oil-absorbing mask is great for anyone with oily skin, formulated with kaolin clay, charcoal, vitamin E and zinc. We recommend pairing it with the AcneFree Blackhead Removing Scrub for the ultimate pampering session.
Budget-conscious skin-care enthusiasts will love Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask. It retails for less than $5, and the clay helps purge dirt from pores while vitamin E, avocado and oatmeal work to nourish skin.
One of the things we love most about Vichy is that its products are made with mineralizing thermal water that strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier. This mask also features bentonite and kaolin clay to absorb sebum and impurities. It has also been tested on sensitive skin.
Short on time? Try this five-minute mask from Lancôme that removes excess oils and leaves skin looking clean and refined.