Face masks are quick, effective, and totally fun. Here, five ways to get your glow on tonight.

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Photography by Joy Wong/The Licensing Project
| Credit: Photography by Joy Wong/The Licensing Project


"Gel masks used to be drying, but in the last year we've seen lightweight ones with the lasting effects of a cream," says Whitney  Bowe, a New York– based dermatologist  and the author of the  forthcoming book The  Beauty of Dirty Skin.  Try La Roche-Posay  Hydraphase Intense  Mask ($20), which has  hyaluronic acid and  soothing spring water.


Like a deep-cleaning  dirt magnet for your  face, clay masks "pull  debris out of pores  and help with oil  control," says Bowe.Skin & Lab Pink Clay  Facial Mask ($24) also has calamine  to reduce redness.


Single-use sheet masks,  like Simple Skincare  Water Boost Hydrating  Sheet Mask ($2.50  each), are ideal for a blast of hydration. Pop the  package in the fridge  before you apply— the coolness can help  calm inflammation and  even ease a migraine!


Make a personalized skin  cocktail with Starskin  JuiceLab Power C+  Booster Mask in Twist  & Sprout ($14). The kit  includes a sheet mask  dotted with vitamin C  and a serum infused  with wheat sprout  and celery. Pour the  serum onto the mask  to activate the acids  and cleanse skin.

Starskin JuiceLab Power C+ Booster Mask
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H2O+ Rapids Soothing  Probiotic Bubble Mask  ($6) is a  fizzy pick-me-up for  combination skin. It uses  yuzu and Champagne  extracts (seriously!) to  even out tone.

H2O+ Rapid Soothing Probiotic Bubble Mask
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