Must-Have Sheet Masks For Blah Skin

Tilda Swinton

What to do, what to do after a long, cold winter that doesn’t seem to have an ending in sight. Even now, in April, temperatures are still low and the high winds intense. Your skin is feeling wind-burned, dried-out, and all together blah. The easy solution? A mask! But how to choose? Here, W editors share their go-to sheet mask solutions.

Photo by Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton, photographed by Tim Walker, W magazine, August 2011.


“Aside from looking like C3PO, it’s a great redness calmer and hydrator.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Powerfoil Mask, 4 sheets for $79,


“After 20 minutes, my pores looked tighter and my skin had an added glow. I rub the excess into my chest and neck if I use it before bed and when I wake up in the morning, I look completely refreshed.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

TonyMoly Tomato Face Mask Sheet, $8,


“My reflection in this black sheet mask threw me at first, but I love the results of the purifying activated charcoal in this Dr. Jart mask.” – Ryann Foulke, Assistant Fashion Editor

Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask, $8,


“Every once in a while I like to treat myself to a mask by Colbert MD — it’s worth the price since the results are as good as a getting a facial.” – Samantha Andriano, Social Media Manager

Colbert MD Illumino Anti-Aging Brightening Mask, $110,


“I’m obsessed with this sheet mask—so much so that I wish I could use one daily to get a dewy glow before walking out of my apartment in the morning.” – Sarah Zendejas, Assistant Fashion & Market Editor

CremorLab Herb Tea Blemish Minus Calming Mask, $6,


“I’m on a charcoal kick and this mask from Nature Republic really cleared up my skin. But whatever you do, don’t Instagram yourself wearing it.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Sheet, $4,


“The charcoal removes grime from my pores, leaving my face looking fresh and clear.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director

Boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Mydrogel Mask, $8,


“The crazy winter weather made my skin really dry and dull, but this SK-II mask was a quick and easy fix. It left my face soft and glowy, and unlike some other masks, wasn’t messy at all.” – Kelly McDonough, Production Manager: Digital and Print

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, 10 sheets for $135,


“The extreme weather shifts this spring have really my left my skin really dry. Patchology’s mask not only hydrates, but also leaves my face so radiant after only go.” – Chrystin Bunion, Fashion Assistant.

Patchology Illuminate FlashMasque Facial Sheets, 8 sheets for $50,


“A mask that treats breakouts without leaving skin as dry as the Mojave? Sign me up, honey.” – Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor Karuna Clarifying+ Face Sheet Mask, $8,