“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was what we learnt as little girls to stay fit and healthy. Now, a new rule to live by – “A mask a week keeps the concealer away” – you’d get skin so crystal clear, you’ll be confident in your own skin sans makeup.
Putting on a mask at least once a week gives your skin a booster to ensure that it stays at tip-top condition. It also serves as the best SOS help you could give your skin if you have an important appointment or event to attend, and you need to look your best.
Here are five we’re in love with:
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SK-II Skin Signature Mask 3D Redefining Mask: Targeted at restoring firmness of skin while smoothing it, this is a dual stretchable sheet mask enriched with the goodness of Pitera to give instant visible results. To use it, place upper mask on forehead and lower mask on chin, then stretch it to the ear area. You’d notice that the mask that’s designed with Asian women in mind fits perfectly. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and see your skin get lifted and feel smoother after that!
Lancome Blanc Expert Bio-Cellulose Mask: If you want spotless skin that’s free from spots and freckles, this will be the intensive treatment for you. This mask from Lancome is a Bio-Cellulose mask, which has a specially-designed texture that fits perfectly on the skin surface so moisture can be locked and it feels like a second skin. Apply it faithfully and regularly, and you’d notice the brown algae extract and vitamin C in the formula help to break down melanin production and reduce brown spot darkening by inhibiting the oxidation process.
Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Mask: An intensive treatment, this is a leave-on mask that helps revitalize your skin’s appearance with advanced lifting and firming technology. It helps to boost collagen production, brighten up tired-looking skin, and plump skin with vital moisture so it looks radiant, healthy and refreshed after application.
La Prairie Swiss Cellular Illuminating Mask: Available only in Asia, this two-piece mask is made for intense brightening benefits. Tested at La Prairie’s laboratories, it contains a host of cutting-edge ingredients that work together to illuminate, even out, soothe and energise skin. Apply the piece for the lower chin first, followed by the one for the forehead. Make sure that the two masks overlap. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before gently massaging the remaining essence into your skin and neck.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque: If you have oily skin plagued with the problem of clogged and enlarged pores, this treatment is for you. This leave-on mask is enriched with clay from the Amazon River that is able to gently draw out sebum, impurities and toxins from the skin to eliminate the problem of clogged pores. It also helps purify and detoxify skin, as it minimises the look of enlarged pores.