From clay masks to brightening masks to sheet masks, there is a face mask for every skin type as well as skin concern out there. Have acne-prone skin and need a skincare product to purge all the impurities under the surface of your skin? Just reach for a clay mask. Want something travel-friendly for your next trip overseas? A sheet mask is what you need.
And the best thing about face masks (besides the benefits they bring to our skin, of course)? You can put them on any time!
Time to Face Mask and Chill
When You Need to De-Stress
Us women have a lot going on in our daily lives, no matter what kind of role we play. Stay-at-home mums have to deal with taking care of the kids, shipping them off to school and getting the household chores sorted. Working mums have to juggle their duties at home and at work. The rest of us ladies have our individual responsibilities to deal with as well. With all the things you have going on, it is important to give yourself a break to allow your body and mind to recharge. Plus, we don’t have to tell you that excessive stress doesn’t do wonders for your skin either. So, why not do yourself a favour and treat yourself to an at-home pampering session? Put on a face mask, snuggle in bed with that book you’ve been meaning to read for ages, and slowly feel all your stresses melt away.
When You’re Taking a Bath
If you’re in the mood to indulge in a sudsy bath, why not give your face some TLC at the same time with a face mask? You can even turn this into a DIY spa by lighting one or two aromatic candles and putting on some calming tunes. Then, apply your face mask, hop in the bath and just sit back and relax while your skin soaks in the bubble bath and face mask goodness.
When You’re Netflix and Chilling (Literally)
Everyone deserves to indulge in some couch potato time after going through a busy day. Whether you’re binge-watching the latest television show on Netflix or doing a movie marathon, don’t feel guilty about the “unproductive” time you’re spending in front of the screen. In fact, why not truly indulge both your skin and senses by slapping on a face mask while you’re at it? Let your mind chill while you’re enjoying the antics of Eleanor and friends in The Good Place or laughing out loud with Rebel Wilson in Isn’t It Romantic, and let your skin get the ultimate treat with your favourite face mask.
When You’re Travelling on a Plane
Have you ever wondered how celebrities manage to look flawless and fabulous after spending hours on an aeroplane? Well, while they probably have a team of professionals to keep them looking good, you can achieve some level of the same flawlessness and fabulosity by putting on a face mask while you’re in-flight. Being on a high altitude, the atmosphere in a plane can get really dry, thus sucking all of the moisture from your skin. This is why having a good in-flight skincare routine is essential. After removing your makeup and cleansing your face, put on a hydrating face mask (a sheet mask is a travel-friendly option) and allow your skin to absorb all of the moisture. Once you’ve taken the mask off, apply a bit of moisturiser and you’ll be leaving the plane with dewy and glowing skin, just like the Hollywood stars.
When You’ve Been in the Sun
Whether you’ve been careful with your sunscreen application or you totally had a dumb blonde moment and forgot to apply your SPF, spending any amount of time in the sun has the potential to dry out your skin. And if you’ve had excessive exposure to the sun, your skin can feel extremely taut and uncomfortable. To add moisture back to your skin to rehydrate it, apply a face mask with emollient-rich as well as skin-soothing ingredients such as coconut oil, green tea and aloe vera. The emollient-rich ingredients will help provide sufficient moisture to your skin, while the skin-soothing ingredients will calm your skin down, particularly if it is feeling a bit more sensitised after being exposed to the sun’s rays for a significant period of time.
Before a Fancy Date
Got a romantic night out plan? If your skin is looking dull and needs an extra boost of glow, why not put a face mask on before getting on with your makeup? After all, glowing skin doesn’t only rest on the power of cosmetics, but also your natural skin too. If your skin is naturally emitting a glow, then your makeup will have an easy time complementing your skin to achieve a dewy appearance. Thus, after you’ve cleansed your skin, apply a face mask with skin-brightening ingredients such as vitamin C, pumpkin enzyme or papaya extract. Once you’re done masking, put on your moisturiser and sunscreen, and now your skin is all prepped to be made up.