Keeping your nose and mouth covered has some uncomfortable side effects like rashes, dryness, and breakouts, also known as maskne.
But as face masks remain essential in public places to curb the spread of Covid-19, consider adding these (other types of) masks to your skincare routine to keep your skin clear and nourished. Here are five that have won our hearts.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Repair Mask
Formulated with hydrating and nourishing active ingredients derived from camellia japonica and an antioxidant blue ginger extract, Chanel’s multi-tasking mask can be used three ways for different results. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water for a burst of radiance; Skip the rinse and massage the excess for an overall deep hydration; or use it as a ‘spot’ treatment to target specific areas.
Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque
Aesop’s first overnight mask is enriched with vitamin B, C, E and F, so expect anti-oxidant, hydrating and smoothening properties. Suitable for use in all climates and on a range of skin types, it’s particularly beneficial to those with normal to very dry skin; dull, patchy or fatigued skin; or those given to dehydration, such as office workers and frequent travellers.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Amino-rich watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, antioxidant-rich pumpkin extract, and AHAs in this mask hydrates, soothes and fights free radical damage to ward off fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Chemical exfoliators in the concoction also helps buff away dead skin, smooth fine lines, soften texture, diminish dark spots, and clarify pores. You can use it as a sleeping mask or as a wash-off mask. Available only through Sephora and sephora.sg.
Tarte Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask
Chapped lips? This vegan lip mask hydrates and smooths while giving your puckers a sheer, flattering tint of colour. It provides 12 hours of hydration and can be used as an overnight lip mask. Infused with vegan squalane, marine plant extracts, hyaluronic acid and a blend of avocado and argan oils, Tarte’s anytime lip masks come in in three flavours: strawberry jelly, grapefruit and toasted coconut. Available only through Sephora and sephora.sg.
Sulwhasoo Herbal Clay Purifying Mask
Made with fine clay particles from the Yellow Sea, the gel cream also includes herbs said to calm sensitive skin, gently exfoliate dead skin cells, tighten pores and hydrate the skin. It can also be used daily as a deep cleanser, too. To brighten dull skin, also check out the White Ginseng Radiance Refining Mask and Overnight Vitalising Mask.
(Main and featured image: Chanel)