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Best Natural Face Masks of 2020

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An instant beauty hack to make us feel good inside and out, face masks have taken the world by storm. With thousands of brands, variations, and forms. Are you here because you are looking to find the perfect face mask for your skin? Or are you looking to make cleaner, more sustainable choices when it comes to skincare?  If you are, by all means, proceed. 

The truth is, there are thousands of face masks to choose from, but most options use harsh chemicals and ingredients that prove to be derived from unethical and unsustainable practices that damage the earth and our skin in the long run, especially for those who have sensitive skin issues. We have a responsibility to ourselves, the earth, and our children. Our current choices define their ability to meet their needs in the future, and it all begins with you and what you choose to consume.

The good news is, the greener and more ethical options are becoming more and more available, and the only way for these brands to survive the global pandemic dip is to patronize and support them. We at Dreamface have narrowed down the cleanest, effective, and most sustainable options for face masks in the market today, plus a special surprise towards the end of this article, where we teach you some easy DIY tricks with ingredients you probably already have lying around the house.

Face Masks For Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, chances are some of the facemasks you tried have caused you redness, discomfort, or even a slight burning sensation. Especially to elements such as clay and charcoal. The good news is, there are tons of DIY face masks in the market made from all-natural ingredients to soothe sensitive skin. On the other hand, here are some tried and tested gentle products.

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A potion filled with antioxidants to create a warming face mask that effectively cleans and soothes sensitive skin. Paraben, phthalate, fragrance, and cruelty-free, made with the many skin healing benefits of delicious honey!

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A mask with a powerhouse of gentle ingredients great for sensitive skin such as avocado oil, shea butter, and aloe vera leaf juice. Not only does it keep skin irritation at bay, but it also gives your skin a nice, dewy glow. 

Face Masks For Acne- Prone Skin

Oily and unmanaged skin can lead to clogged pores, which typically causes acne. Although it may cause great discomfort to us, acne is a common problem brought about by hormonal changes, or it could be a sign that we need to give our skin more love. Here are some face masks great for acne-prone skin.

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Clay masks may not be the ideal match for dry and sensitive skin, but it works wonders for acne as it cleans and tightens the skin, drying out the impurities. This mask is made from pink clay and plant extracts such as rosehip and chamomile that have soothing, anti-inflammatory effects. 

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This mask is filled with a great line-up of powerful ingredients such as raw cacao and activated charcoal and turmeric to solve just about any skin problem you can think of, including acne. It’s called the problem solver for a reason. 

Face Masks For Firming and Anti-Aging

We at Dreamface believe that real beauty is ageless, but this doesn’t mean we can’t give our skin some extra love and care when those fine lines and wrinkles start to show! Especially if the masks contain rich and unadulterated ingredients that make us glow from within. Treat your skin to sustainable options that are also good to our earth. 

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This sheet mask may be deliciously affordable, but don’t be fooled by its humble exterior, it is definitely fit for a queen. This mask from 100% Pure is as pure as it gets, with ginseng and aloe vera that eases the effects of aging, giving you plump and elastic skin. 

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Roses are a symbol of femininity and resilience, known to have a pleasant smelling fragrance and properties that can reverse the effects of aging on the skin. This classy face mask is vegan, cruelty-free, and powered by fruit stem cell science.

Face Masks For Tired Skin and Dark Circles

As far as most people know, stress and lack of sleep is the leading cause of eye bags and dark circles. But did you know that this can also be brought about by genetics or environmental factors? No matter the cause, it’s still best to give those ‘bags some good old self-care remedies backed by science, such as these face masks.

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This mask’s name says exactly what it is. 100% pure and made of 50% pure Vitamin C– an effective ingredient to produce more collagen, alleviate dark circles under the eyes, and to give your skin a brightened and refreshed feel.

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The Alitura Naturals Clay Mask does not use any of those synthetic or harsh ingredients. Instead, they blended 9 nutrient-dense ingredients that heals, tightens, brightens, and allows the growth of new skin cells to take place, therefore helping reverse the effects of aging. 

Face Masks For Dry Skin

Whether it’s because of cold and dry weather, suffering from mild to severe eczema episodes, or histamine intolerance (Read more about histamine here), dry skin can be quite a bummer. Show your skin some love by renewing its natural moisture through these natural face masks. 

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Natural hydration for your skin is the top priority high-end yet effective hydrating mask.  Made with hyaluronic acid that is known to replenish the skin’s lost moisture and promote thirst-quenching hydration. 100% natural and 52% of this mask’s 39 botanicals are sourced from organic farms. A clean and splurge-worthy item.

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Just like our bodies need water to survive, our skin tends to get dehydrated and is in need of a refreshing treat once in a while. This indulgent mask from Odacite gives just the right amount of moisture and protection. With powerful botanicals such as tea tree, jojoba, calendula, and lavender extracts. Hyaluronic acid adds some anti-aging benefits to the mix. 

Face Masks For Detoxifying Skin

Are you spending way too many sleepless nights watching Netflix lately? Or perhaps you often fall asleep without taking off your makeup? If so, your skin may feel extra dull, dry, flaky or tired, and it shows. Don’t fret! All you need to do is to create a regular detoxifying ritual for your skin, to get rid of toxins and to bring the skin back to its most natural and hydrated state. Here are some exfoliating masks that we love! 

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With three kinds of clay, activated charcoal, and cacao, this strong formula from Osmia skincare will be sure to leave skin bright and tight, stripping it from impurities. If you’re going for deep cleaning and detoxification, this is the mask for you. If you have sensitive skin but still want to detoxify, try a mask that does not go heavy on the clays and charcoal, as they are known to be potentially abrasive. 

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This mask is nothing short of magical, as it perfectly combines natural plant-based extracts and earth elements. Chlorella, spirulina, and matcha green tea are three very green extracts that are known to clear and detoxify the skin, and it doesn’t stop there. This super yummy mask is also coated with Brazilian tourmaline micro-crystals that allow deep penetration and healing from the inside out. Achieve bright and beautiful skin, no matter how exhausting the daily grind can get. 

Face Masks For Combination Skin/ Any Skin Type

The truth is, all of us have combination skin. It just so happens that when one skin issue is aggravated, we tend to identify with that problem. Dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin are clear examples of this. For some, these problems come in phases, and these are those lucky ones who don’t encounter any of these issues at all. That doesn’t mean we should not give our skin some pamper time once in a while. In fact, it is important to make time to mask up and relax the skin once in a while. Trust us, your skin will thank you for it, and the difference will be noticeable. Glow up with these masks.

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These pre-made hydrogel sheet masks may look odd if you’ve never tried it before, but they work as an instant pick-me-up for the skin. Submerged in 95% organic aloe vera juice and 5% plant cellulose, these masks are 100% Pure, just like the brand name suggests. They come in 3 powerful variants: green tea, ginseng and caffeine and are quite affordable too! 

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Four Sigmatic is known for their delicious mushroom and cacao teas and drinks, Eventually branching out to skincare, with a mask that is good enough to eat. No metaphors there, it really is edible, made from the only the best organic ingredients such as organic reishi mushrooms, cacao, chaga, activated charcoal powder, ginseng, gotu kola, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, citric acid, and baking soda. Child safe, vegan and non-toxic, taking “clean” to a whole new level. 

BONUS: Some Easy DIY Mask Ideas That You Can Do With The Whole Family

There you have it, our round-up of best natural facemasks in the market. But it doesn’t end there, for those of you on a budget, on self-isolation and prefers to make things yourself, here are some fail-proof DIY masks made of things you can find in your household. You can even make an activity out of it and involve the entire family! 

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DIY Glow Up Mask For Brightening

Turmeric
Honey
Lemon Juice

A  mask made of bright yellow ingredients that easily rids the skin of minor impurities. Just mix all ingredients in a bowl (if you have turmeric powder, it is better to use that instead of fresh turmeric as it will be easier to get the color out) 

ADDED TIP: All these ingredients are edible and you can use the exact same ingredients for your mask as tea! Just add hot water and drink while warm to promote healthy and happy skin inside and out.

DIY Face Mask For Exfoliation

Coffee Grounds
Coconut Oil
Lavender Oil

Both caffeine and coconut oil are known for their skin detoxifying and exfoliating properties. Coconut oil and lavender oil are both antibacterial and antimicrobial by nature. Mix 10-15 drops of coconut oil with 3 drops of lavender essential oil and mix it with some ground coffee beans. Massage onto the face, let it sit for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water. A proven and tested beauty trick that is simple enough to do yourself!

DIY Face Mask To Help Fight Acne

Avocado
Honey
Oats

Your favorite breakfast and source of good fat, the avocado is also really good for the skin. Smash some overripe avocado and combine with oats, honey, and a few drops of warm water, leave on for 15 minutes to soothe dry skin, and even help ease sudden skin breakouts. 

DIY Face Mask For Dry Skin

Aloe Vera
Olive Oil
Honey

Another effective trio of kitchen and garden staples. This is especially effective in combating dry skin spells, you can even add turmeric for an anti-inflammatory effect. 

ADDED TIP: You can even go as far as using it as a hair mask! Just mix all ingredients in a bowl, massage on your face and scalp, leave on for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water. You may use store-bought aloe vera gel or fresh cuttings of the aloe vera plant.

DIY Face Masks To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

Green Tea Bags
Frozen Spoon
Cucumber

These aren’t exactly face masks, but the information can be very useful anyway, especially if you’re in need of an instant fix for those dark circles under your eyes. Freeze used green tea bags and place over tired eyes for 15 minutes. Alternatively, you may use cucumber slices or metal spoons. An easy way to have those dark spots fade in an instant!

 

DIY Face Mask For Deep Cleaning and Detoxifying

Matcha Powder
Tea Tree Oil
Bentonite Clay

In a bowl, add matcha, clay, and a few drops of tea tree oil mixed with half a cup of room temperature water. Tea tree is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties while clay and matcha powder are two of the best natural skin detoxifying agents. This mask is a detox powerhouse that will do a great job detoxifying and cleansing your skin from impurities.