Every bride has their own beauty look, but no one can argue with glowing, healthy skin on your big day. During a time of photos, photos, and more photos, consider using a face mask to help keep your complexion event ready. The skin-perfecting mixtures have reached new levels in recent years, so it’s hard to figure out what to use (and most importantly, which ones actually work). Fear not—here at Woman Getting Married we love a good face mask and have picked 5 of the best ones for every bride’s skin type. Here’s a few of our favorites!
Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask
When Tatcha launched the Violet-C Radiance Mask last year, the beauty community was instantly obsessed with the vibrant purple color (hello, Instagram) and smoothing formula that boasts two types of Vitamin C. You can thank Japanese beautyberry for the purple-ness and powerful antioxidants, and Tatcha’s signature combo of green tea, rice, and algae for the anti-aging effects. But the best part of this mask is the AHA’s from 7 fruits that lift away dead skin cells and promotes the growth of new cells. Use this mask when you know you’re about to take photos, especially before something like an engagement shoot. The new skin cells will present the very best version of your complexion.
Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
If you suffer from acne or oily skin, a clay mask like this millennial pink one from Origins is always a good idea. Clay masks are sometimes too aggressive and can leave skin feeling tight after use, but this mask is made with soothing Mediterranean rose clay that delivers a gentle deep cleanse. The mask only needs 10 minutes to dry, and can be removed by rewetting the clay and reworking it into the skin. This activates the jojoba beads that sheds off dull skin. When all the planning and prepping causes stress-induced breakouts, consider this a helpful treatment.
Fresh Beauty Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
The newest addition to Fresh Beauty’s impressive mask menu promises post-facial level radiance in just five minutes. It’s a big promise from the skincare brand and co-founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, but the two seasoned beauty buffs know their ingredients. For fast-acting glow, Fresh tapped the resourceful lotus plant, using lotus extract to hydrate and seeds to refine texture. The creamy mask also contains kombu seaweed flakes and red algae to seal the spa-like deal. You can imagine how convenient this quick mask is in the busy weeks leading up to a wedding. Seriously, keep it on-hand for any emergency skin pick-me-ups, because it really does make a visible difference in a short amount of time.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
One of the buzziest face masks on the market comes from beauty super-influencer masterminds and co-founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores. The Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask is the first release from Hewitt and Gores’ new skincare line and was literally made for in-flight and travel masking, ideal for using on your honeymoon. The creamy formula goes on mostly clear and you don’t even have to wash it off—blot the excess with a warm cloth after 10 minutes. The big reason why we love it for bridal glow? The mask is packed with Vitamin C, which acts like a magnet for moisture and contains antioxidants that illuminate the skin tone. Other hero ingredients like green tea and chestnut extract work to de-puff and exfoliate for soft skin. The mask is versatile too—Hewitt actually uses it as a primer before applying makeup, making one less thing to pack for your trip.
GLAMGLOW #GlitterMask GravityMud Firming Treatment
Nothing says “party-time” like a good dose of sparkle and GLAMGLOW’s made-for-Instagram #GlitterMask is practically begging to be used before your Bachelorette party. You and your besties can kick off the fun taking selfies with this toning mask that contains licorice and marshmallow leaf for plump, lifted skin. Another ingredient that’s not as beneficial (but arguably just as important) is a mix of black, silver and iridescent star-shaped glitter. Don’t worry about the sparkly flecks—they’re undetectable upon application and won’t create a mess. Drying time clocks in at about 20-30 minutes and once hardened, the mask can be peeled off in one piece and thrown away for night-out ready skin.