Best Face Masks for Normal to Combination Skintypes

It’s hard to find a good face mask for combination skin types. I have normal to combination oily skin: my tzone is slightly oily and the other parts of my face are normal/slightly dry depending on the time of year. In the summer my skin is more normal to oily and blemish-prone. I have used a lot of face masks and I found a few that work well with my skintype no matter the season! These are my tried and tested best face masks for normal to combination skin types

Pixi Peel and Polish

This is a mild enzyme peel mask that leaves the skin radiant and smooth! I like this mask because it doesn’t sting the skin and leaves it in excellent condition for makeup. It can also double up as a gentle scrub, I have come away from using manual exfoliants but if you still like that in your routine (just not walnut scrubs) then this is a great 2 in 1 product for you.

Nip Fab Dragon’s Blood Jelly Mask

I especially love this mask in the fall/winter but you can never go through with a good hydrating mask no matter the season. This one from nip fab is formulated with Dragon’s Blood which leaves my skin hydrated and plump. I love adding a scoop of Vitamin C powder to this mask for a brightening boost.

Beauty Pie Fruitzyme Mask

If you are a member of BP then you should try this mask. I think it’s a dupe of the Pixi Peel and Polish however the texture of this is very ‘gel-like’ compared to Peel & Polish. This has fruit enzymes and acids which is responsible for leaving the skin smooth. I don’t use this weekly but once in a while when I am seeing texture or as a quick prep for makeup.

Kose Vitamin C Sheet Mask

Who does love Vitamin C in their diet and on their face?! This K beauty find was something I fell in love with straight away. It comes in a big pack of 30 and the vitamin C infused sheet mask helps to hydrate and brighten. I used this as a morning toner and I really liked how it left my skin. Read my full review here

Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks

I have to add another sheet mask to this list, Garnier Moisture Bomb sheet masks are some of my favourites from the drugstore. I love the original Moisture Bomb mask but I have also tried the Super Hydrating Glow Revealing Mask with Camomile and the Super Hydrating De tiring mask with Lavender. These sheets masks are packed with hyaluronic acid so they leave the skin very plump and hydrated.

Other masks I love are Nip Fab Extreme sheet masks, Glamglow Supermud, Youth mud and Thirst mud and Sephora sheet masks.

I hope you are able to try some of these masks, let me know if you pick any up!

Catch you later


Do I need a skincare routine?


Do I need a skincare routine? Yes! If you have any sort of skin (lol). Not funny? Let’s move on..  You’ve heard of the phrase ‘put your best face forward’ and a proper skin care routine can help you do just that. Skincare routines are more than just washing your face after you remove your makeup and slathering on moisturiser. It’s about knowing your skin type and what works well for it. It’s about knowing which order to use products and proper techniques when using them. Most importantly is also about what you eat!

So why a skincare routine? Your skin goes through a whole bunch of things during the day but unlike the skin on our bodies which is pretty much covered up, your (face) skin is exposed. This means it’s in contact with everything. And I mean everything- air (carrying all the dust particles, coughing sneezing etc), changing temperatures- cold/hot, air conditioning, rain etc Add that to all the things we put on our face- moisturiser, serums, primer, foundation etc. Mix all that with random sleeping patterns and eating habits, then you understand why our skin sometimes behaves like a stubborn teenager!

An effective skincare routine will essentially put your skin in the best position to deal with all these things. Healthy looking skin looks better and allows your makeup to look even better! Black don’t crack? More like black don’t crack with a little help from a good skincare routine. Obviously, genes play a very big part but taking time out to actually take care of your skin will have a massive impact too.

Your routine

Please leave the ‘I don’t have time’ excuse at the door especially if it’s just laziness lol. Also, don’t write off the routine simply because ‘the product don’t do anything’. And don’t believe the myth of buying expensive products because that’s what you see people using or is in the magazines. Luxury items may not necessarily work better than drugstore products. Believe it or not, there are A LOT of drugstore skincare products that are way better than the luxury ones and at a fraction of the cost! And today my picks are all from the drugstore! Yes, I started out using drugstore products and I still do.

Let’s get to the routine. Firstly its best to find out what type of skin you have , then use products that target it e.g. for oily skin, its best to use specially formulated products to help balance oil production. I will do a separate post on skin types but for now please read this very informative article which helped me write this post.

Skin types and Care Also check out this article What’s my skin type?


A (very) basic routine will have these:

  • A Makeup Remover – something to remove all traces of your makeup
  • A Cleanser- to remove the last traces of makeup and draw out dirt, impurities etc
  • A toner- to help balance your skin’s pH
  • Moisturisers- a day moisturiser preferably with SPF and a night moisturiser. Consequently, you can use the same moisturiser for day and night and have an SPF cream you add in the mornings
  • A mask- treatment you use at least once a week to help keep your skin in tip-top condition

Check out my skincare guide and the products I recommend. I will also list all the products below, my reviews and where to get them.

Makeup Removal

B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Water Wipes

Boots Botanics 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Solution


Garnier Pure Active Anti-Black Head Pore Wash

Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash


Avon Clear skin Blemish Clearing 3 in 1 Mask

Dr Organic Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask

Simple Deep Cleansing Mask

Superdrug Dead Sea Purifying Clay Mask


NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Nivea Pure & Natural Cleansing Toner

No7 Soft & Soothed Gentle Toner

Day Cream

Superdrug Vitamin E SPF15 Day Cream

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser

Night Cream

Nivea Regenerating Night Cream

Simple Vital Vitamin Night Cream

Prices start from just 0.99p! The most expensive item in this list is £8.29! No more excuses. I have linked all the reviews I have done to the item. All these products can be bought from Boots or Superdrug. The Dr Organic Mask can be bought from Holland & Barrett and the Avon mask can be bought from Avon. Can you believe I used all the products I have listed above?

Whilst you are here make sure you check out some of my previous posts, I have a plethora to choose from but here are some to get you started

African Black Soap, Conditioner Series: Rinse out & Deep Conditioners

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Have a great day I’m stuck at home because I managed (somehow) to pull my back muscles.

See ya soon

Sarah xx