6 Face Masks Facialists Love

Give skin a boost at home or while traveling.

Whether you see face masks as something reserved for at-home spa nights or as an airplane self-care ritual (à la Chrissy Teigen), there are plenty of reasons you should be incorporating them into your skin care routine.


If you get facials regularly, you can use masks between appointments to prolong and maintain the results, says Rachel Marino, spa manager at Equinox East 85th Street in New York City. What’s more, masks are a great way to deal with acute skin issues. “Let’s say you have a breakout but you don’t usually get them, so you don’t have a lot of products for acneic skin,” says Kate Weinberg, Equinox regional spa manager for New York City's East Side. “You can treat that breakout with an at-home mask. Or if you live in a very humid environment, but you travel up to NYC in January and there are heaters and it’s cold, you can pack hydrating masks.”


What's more, just like shampoo and conditioner, your skin care products get less effective over time, so switching it up every now and then with a mask can break the cycle. “Masks can reinvigorate and revitalize your skin and help all of your at-home products work more effectively. Especially the exfoliating masks; your products can work better because they’re not fighting against skin buildup,” says Alli Galecki, Equinox regional spa manager in Chicago.


Here are the masks pros use on themselves and in treatments, plus why you might want to try them.