The Skin-Care Quick Fix

You don't have time for a 45-minute face mask, no matter how much good it does you. Fortunately, the newest versions, usually highly concentrated cleansers or creams, work in a mere five. Here's the one you should be using based on your skin type.

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You don't have time for a 45-minute face mask, no matter how much good it does you. Fortunately, the newest versions, usually highly concentrated cleansers or creams, work in a mere five. Here's the one you should be using based on your skin type. Kayleen Schaefer

CLEANSING

Who Should Use It: Anyone whose face is shiny by mid-morning

Why It Works: Oil-sucking ingredients like clay and witch hazel remove grease and dirt buildup.

How to Apply It: Put it everywhere but under your eyes, leave it on for five minutes, and rinse with warm water.

Jack Black Deep Detox Clay Mask ($25), getjackblack.com

HYDRATING

Who Should Use It: Those who reach for lotion halfway through the day

Why It Works: Almond, lavender, and vitamin E add moisture immediately and soothe red, sore skin.

How to Apply It: Put it on before you get in the shower and wash it off with warm water before you get out.

Elemis Post Shave Recovery Mask ($46), elemis.com

BRIGHTENING

Who Should Use It: Guys with dull complexions

Why It Works: Chemicals like glycolic acid slough away dead skin cells and stimulate the production of fresh ones.

How to Apply It: Spread on a thick layer; remove with a toner, not water, after five minutes.

Nickel Mug Shot ($33), groominglounge.com

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