Facial masks have to be one of those must-do rituals for the weekend and we love how they help perk, not just our skin, but also our spirits up. In general, all masks are a great treat, but like your regular skincare products, you should be choosing them based on your skin needs.
Your skin is dehydrated and dull-looking
The Estee Lauder Micro Essence is known for its all-rounded ability to improve complexion. In June, they introduced the new Micro Essence Infusion Mask, an essence-in-lotion mask that is packed with moisturising ingredients that can hydrate your skin thoroughly, and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles (that can appear when your skin is dehydrated). On top of these, the mask, which is infused with the skin-loving goodness of the best-selling essence, also promises to promote skin cell renewal.
DV Tried This: It wakes up fatigue complexion in 10 minutes. It’s a great SOS mask to use just before an important occasion.
You want firmer and lifted skin
Perfect for those with matured skin, and who want their facial contours to look more taut, the La Mer The Lifting and Firming Mask is a great anti-ageing booster. It comes in the form of a luxurious cream texture. Apply it a generous layer with the brush that comes with the mask, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and experience its serum-strength sculpting power.
You have spots on your skin
If what bothers you mainly is pigmentation issues like brown spots, freckles, and age spots, then try the Lancome Blanc Expert Bio-cellulose Mask. This has a unique texture that fits snugly onto the skin surface so the ingredients can work its potency even more effectively on the skin. Enriched with ingredients from Lancome’s popular whitening products, this mask gives the look of translucent skin.
DV Tried This: Don’t expect to see results immediately – spots won’t miraculously disappear after just one try. But if you have the discipline to use this twice a week, you’ll find your complexion becoming more radiant, and spots visibly lightened.
You want to combat roughness
The La Prairie Cellular 3-Minute Peel is chemical exfoliator and mask that helps remove surface debris. The gentle peel also polishes skin so fresh and healthy-looking skin can surface, and your complexion will look more radiant. Regular use also helps shrink the appearance of pores, keep blackheads and acne at bay, and helps skin feel and look smoother.
Your eyes give away your age
Give special attention to your eyes with the SK-II Signs Eye Mask, which is designed to fit the shape of the eye area. Use this twice weekly to hydrate your eye contours. This mask promises to lighten the look of dark eye circles and signs of ageing, and make your eyes look visibly brighter.