Unseasonal heatwaves (well, for Britain), aircon, hormones, sleep deprivation, not drinking enough water: All things that can take their toll on our complexions. So, being alive, basically. But don’t worry, you don’t have to look like you’ve been living as fast as you have – face masks can bring your skin back from the brink to keep you glowing all year round, whatever your skin concerns. They may seem like a luxury, but they’re a surefire way to jumpstart your skincare regime. Plus, they’re the perfect excuse to grab some you time and a great chance for a totally spontaneous Instagram post #liveyourbestlife. Here are the best face masks to give you #nofilter skin.
Clogged, oily, dull skin? Make it a thing of the past with this deep-cleansing, clarifying mask. The clay removes excess sebum and impurities while reducing the appearance of blackheads, blemishes, pores and redness. What’s more, it gently exfoliates the skin to give you a radiant glow, while soothing extracts of nasturtium, witch hazel and botanicals keep even the most sensitive skins calm and collected.
If your skin feels taut, rough and dry, it needs some serious intervention. This intensive mask is a hydrating powerhouse – it’s full of neroli oil and hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin, leaving it soft, moisturised and with fewer visible wrinkles. This is just the remedy for post-holiday skin that’s been subject to too much sun, sea and sangria.
If you’re not sheet masking, what are you even doing? This vitamin-enriched treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while boosting skin tone and firmness. All you need to do is unfold the pre-moistened mask and place it over your face. Leave it for 15 minutes (while looking like Hannibal Lecter), then remove the sheets and massage the rest of the fluid into the skin. Hello rejuvenated complexion!
Skin not as firm as it once was? Happens to the best of us, but help is at hand in the form of this creamy, luxurious mask. It firms and tones the skin while smoothing the look of fine lines, all while nourishing and enhancing skin radiance. Not bad for a 100% vegan product, right?
If you have mature, prematurely-aged, acne-scarred or UV-damaged skin, you’ll need a resurfacing mask. With 0.5% retinol and glycolic acid, this overnight treatment acts to gently remove dead skin cells and stimulate cell renewal to reveal a cleaner, brighter complexion with fewer imperfections and increased hydration and firmness. So, pretty much what we all want, right?
Use these masks alongside your usual skincare regime to see you skin go from alright to awesome in a matter of minutes. That’s the great thing about masks – the results only take as long as the time it takes to leave the mask on. Pretty great if you’re short on time, but high on beauty expectations. Bye bye filter, hello perfect skin!