Diana Crisan Jan 28, 2015

Patience is a virtue, they say. But, when it comes to perfecting our complexions, all forms of patience go right out the window. We want results… and when do we want them? NOW! Thanks to the nature of our impatience, we’ve gathered the best facial masks to transform your mug in a matter of minutes. So what are you waiting for? Flawless skin is just minutes away!

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Hot & Cold

Whether it’s a cooling or warming sensation, stimulating masks improve blood flow, clarity, tone and texture! Warming masks provide a deep clean feel with the use of ingredients such as cinnamon oil and ginger, instantly helping clear up clogged pores and leaving you with a healthy glow. On the other hand, a cooling mask employs agents such as teat tree oil to lift away impurities, soothe sensitive blemishes, absorb oil and leave your skin feeling refreshed and soft to the touch! 

Product Recommendations: The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask, The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask

Instant Hydration

When thirsty, lackluster skin needs an immediate pick-me-up, try one of these intensive hydrating masks! In just five minutes, moisture is restored, skin is firmer, softer, balanced and appears more rested and rejuvenated thanks to ingredients like olive leaf, hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich black tea.

Product Recommendations: Lancôme Hydra-Intense Masque, YSL Forever Youth Liberator Intensive Mask, GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment, Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask 

C is for Clarity

Who doesn’t love a good clay mask? Not only are these pretty fun to apply (especially on a girls’ night in!), but they’re also packed with skin-loving benefits to decongest pores for clear, smooth skin. And if sun spots are what you suffer from, the Garnier Vitamin C treatment mask leaves skin looking bright and refreshed for 24 hours in just 10 minutes.

Product Recommendations: Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask, SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque, Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask

What’s your favorite fast-acting facial mask? Let us know in the comments below!

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About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.

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