The perks to staying at home include being allowed to dress in pajamas all day, and giving your skin the downtime it needs from wearing makeup to work. You also get to try things you’ve probably never done before due to lack of time, like masking everyday! Today we’re sharing seven skincare face masks you can try at home.
Without further ado: off with the foundation, and on with the masks!
If you want to try your first K-Beauty essence
Korean skincare brand PRIMERA is known for its best-selling Miracle Seed Essence, which boasts a high concentration of fermented lotus seed extract. Packed with skin-enriching nutrition and brightening properties, the essence is a popular item in the local Korean market—and this sheet mask is soaked with it! It’ll be perfect for your entry-point to essences and K-beauty (if you haven’t already tried it!).
If you have some acne (like the rest of us)
Sometimes it’s hard to control your diet when you’re at home, and if you’ve been snacking way too much, your skin might be wreaking havoc because of it. But that’s alright, we’ve got this to save the day! Perfect for full-face breakouts, this new innovation from NEOGEN is infused with salicylic acid (BHA), sebum-controlling tea tree leaf oil, and skin-soothing centella asiatica extract. Apply a light layer of this after some hydrating toners (so your skin won’t get dehydrated) and let it work while you sleep! Hopefully you’ll wake up to much calmer and smoother skin.
If you have excess oil to remove
Got oily skin? Love removing dead skin cells via the classic clay face mask method? Want to give your pores a 10-minute deep-cleaning? Ditch your standard charcoal clay mask and opt for the ISNTREE Real Mugwort Clay Mask instead! This wash-off mask is infused with kaolin and bentonite clays, as well as mugwort extract, a star ingredient that has recently exploded in popularity in South Korea for its soothing and moisturising properties.
If you want a big dose of hydration and antioxidants
The FARMACY Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask is a fun one — it warms up and changes colour as you press it into your skin. Its proprietary honey blend is infused with antioxidants, your ever-reliable skincare ingredient that strengthens your skin against environmental stressors (e.g. pollution, sun damage), reduces inflammation, and keeps it plump and radiant. Plus, it’s got glycerin and essential vitamin B to boost your skin’s moisture.
If you’re too lazy to wash off your skincare mask
End your routine with the LANEIGE Time Freeze Sleeping Mask, one of the newest innovations to come from the brand famed for its dehydration-saving sleeping masks. This variant is formulated with a patented Sleep-Tight™ Technology designed to strengthen your skin barrier with shape-memory and oat-derived polymers. It also boasts Dynamic Collagen™ to make your skin firmer, plumper, and stronger. Apply this at the end of your routine and let your skin soak the goodness while you sleep… or watch Netflix, whichever helps you get through the Work-at-Home stress.
If you need a pick-me-up for your skin
Infused with Vitamin C from Jeju Tangerine Peel extracts, the INNISFREE Tangerine Brightening and Pore-Refining Sleeping Mask is designed to perk up your skin’s appearance as you rest. If your skin’s been looking dull and is in need of a radiance booster, this wallet-friendly mask is here to change it — and you don’t even need to wash it off!
If you want to gently exfoliate your skin AND splurge on your skincare masks
The BIOSSANCE Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask is packed with AHAs (Glycolic, Lactic, Tartaric, and Malic Acids) and moisturising squalane oil that together will gently exfoliate your skin and leave it smooth, hydrated, and renewed. After cleansing, spread this mask over your face and wash it off after 10 minutes. (Don’t leave this one too long; it’s packed with acids, after all, and we don’t want to stress your skin too much.) This wash-off mask may seem pricey, but as you’re not recommended to exfoliate everyday, this can last you months (and for however long this pandemic situation lasts, at least you won’t need to restock too soon!).
—and that’s it! Which masks attracted your interest? What other skincare products have you been loving lately? Let us know in the comments!