Welcome to face mask 101. This series teaches you everything you need to know about the magic of masking, from how to apply a face mask, to which ingredients to look out for. Masking is the perfect skincare treatment that everyone can indulge in. Whatever your skincare concerns are, there’s a face mask for you. Masking dates back to ancient Egypt and is one of the oldest beauty rituals. Over the generations, masking has evolved into incorporate different types of face masks. While we love them all, everyone has a personal favorite. We’re covering some of the different types of face masks to show you what the world of masking has to offer.1. Cream masksA cream mask is exactly what it says on the tin. This crème is a one-time use product that you apply to freshly cleansed skin. Although different ingredients can be used, cream masks are deeply hydrating and ideal for dry skin.2. Sheet masksOur personal favorites are sheet masks. They’re tissues that are infused with water-based serums and packed full of skin-loving ingredients. You’ll usually see a mixture of active ingredients like hyaluronic acid with herbal extracts and vitamins. Every sheet mask is made with a specific treatment in mind. You can find sheet masks made with cotton, Cupra, microfibre, and Tencel. 3. Peel-off masksAre you looking for a deep cleanse? A peel off mask is a physical exfoliant that removes dead skin cells and visibly brightens your complexion. A charcoal peel-off mask is the most famous type of masking in the world, helping to detoxify and cleanse your skin.4. Mud/clay masksMud and clay masks are often paired together as they have a thick consistency. They’re one of the oldest forms of face masks and have been used for centuries to repair and rejuvenate skin. Mud acts as a skin-healing agent, while clay is the perfect treatment for oily skin.5. Gel masksIs your skin feeling inflamed and irritated? You need a gel mask. This clear gel formula will be packed full of antioxidant ingredients that hydrate and soothe your skin to reduce irritation and redness. 6. Scrub masksSometimes, your skin needs a deep exfoliation. Scrub masks are the perfect choice for removing dead skin cells and improving your skin’s texture, especially if you suffer from dry or flaky skin. You’ll usually see scrub masks with natural exfoliating ingredients like apricot, coffee, seaweed, sugar, and walnut.7. Hydrogel masksRefresh your skin with a cooling hydrogel mask. These face masks are specifically made to target specific areas, such as your neck or under-eye area. The gel texture is typically made using a water-based formula, soothing and hydrating your skin.8. Sleeping masksThanks to the popularity of masking, night creams have transformed into sleep masks. This lightweight lotion is left on overnight to help restore your skin’s moisture balance. The lotion absorbs quickly into your skin to keep it hydrated overnight, with the ingredients rejuvenating your skin as you get a good night’s sleep.Which of these face masks is your favorite? Would you like to find out more about different types of face masks? Let us know in the comments below!