If you're like me and have dry skin, finding a clay mask that doesn't suck all the moisture out of your face can be a tricky endeavor. Many clay masks have acne-fighting ingredients like glycolic or salicylic acid, which can be quite drying on already parched complexions. Especially when those of us with clogged pores are already using other acid-based treatments (like serums and toners) to clear up our skin, you've got to be really careful about the supplemental products you use. But fear not! I've researched the best clay masks for dry skin and rounded them all up in this handy list, which you'll find just below, so that us dry-skinned beauties can partake in all the masking fun, too.
When considering which masks are best for folks with dry skin, I took the following factors into consideration: other added ingredients, the potential of the mask to cause skin irritation and subsequent dryness, and the overall formula itself. Is the mask a paste or a powder? Is it meant to dry completely — which could pull skin in uncomfortable directions and cause flaking — or does it only dry slightly, but still remain activated and effective? The masks on this list address all these concerns and more.
I also took into consideration what kinds of skin concerns accompany people who have dry skin. For instance, not only am I dry AF, but I'm also acne-prone, sensitive-skinned (I've had eczema since I was four), and greasy like a human French fry in the summertime. Taking all of this into account, I found options for everyone — whether you're being plagued by frequent pimples or an over-oily T-zone. Find the best clay masks for dry skin types of all kinds, below.