Remember the masks from your junior high sleepovers: a face full of pink clay worn while you gossiped and cooed over a young Rob Lowe? Well, they've improved since then (come to think of it, so has Rob Lowe), and you need one in your grown-up beauty routine. "The newer face masks don't just pull bad stuff out of your skin; they put hydrators, wrinkle smoothers, and skin brighteners in it," says Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology at George Washington University Medical Center.
To do all that, they've gone high-tech with everything from special sheets that mold to your face to rich no-rinse creams. "Masks can tackle just about any skin issue," Dr. Tanzi says. Check out our chart to find the formulas that fit your face, along with expert application tricks to help them work even harder.