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If you peeked into my high school medicine cabinet, somewhere nestled between my Noxzema and Elizabeth Arden Sunflower perfume, you’d find a cucumber peel-off mask. I was obsessed with this gooey mask, though I’m not sure what it did aside from leaving pasty residue all over my face — seriously, it never peeled off in one sheet.
My devotion to face masks has remained steadfast through the years, but I’ve traded in that old cucumber dud for a collection of serious miracle workers. As a major proponent of instant gratification, these are the five masks that correct my skin problems quickly. Here is my tried and true list of fixer-uppers and why I love them so much.