It’s easy to write the best face masks off as non-essentials. After all, you wear them for 15 minutes, watch a little TV, then wash your hard-earned pennies down the plughole. Or so you might think. The truth is, the best face masks for your skin, used in the right way, can work out-and-out miracles on tired, blotchy and dehydrated skin. No joke.
There are nights when you just want your skin to look amazing. Trust me, I’ve been there a lot recently. There’s nothing like an impromptu date to send you into an emotional tailspin because you want to look so beautiful that your date thinks you are not entirely real. Maybe it’s for a fancy event where you will surely run into all of the people you have ever wanted to impress, and therefore want your skin to look so good it’s intimidating. We’ve all been there, OK?Here’s why you should use a facial mask at least twice or thrice a week (if you’re not already that is): beautifying ingredients are able to penetrate further into your skin where they can impact cell turnover, collagen and elastin production, and ultimately, have a huge impact. That’s because face masks literally hold these ingredients captive against your skin for 15 minutes or so, and your face has no choice but to suck all that goodness up.
In those panicky times, we have a series of masks that we turn to for the purposes of making our skin look downright incredible. Check them out for yourself and stop traffic with that glow.SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
You’ll recognize this one from the millions of raves from other women, no doubt. A luxurious facial mask with an indulgent concentration of Pitera™ in a single application, your skin is immediately and exceptionally immersed in comfort and moisturization, resulting in a visibly radiant and crystal clear complexion. Soft and luxurious, each cotton mask is generously soaked with Pitera™’s fusion of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids for maximum delivery to the skin.
$18 (was $23 per piece), VIIMART.com
SHISEIDO White Lucent Power Brightening Mask
When skin is persistently dull and dry, it can often do with a brightening mask. Inspired by iontophoresis, a beauty treatment that saturates skin with a generous amount of beneficial ingredients, this powerful brightening face mask targets spots and discoloration, making it a brilliant solution for radiant skin while diminishing the appearance of dark spots. Featuring highly elastic materials, it fits any face perfectly, allowing the treatment to reach deeply into every part of the skin.
$82 (was $100 per box), VIIMART.com
ELIZABETH ARDEN Visible Whitening Intense Brightening Biocellulose Mask
Asians rejoice! This’s one specially dedicated to us out there — clinically-proven, luxurious, fine textured biocellulose mask molds onto facial contours to saturate skin with intensive brightening benefits. It helps support skin’s own natural collagen and elastin matrix overtime to reflect a brighter, firmer look. Boosting your daily beauty regimen, it helps skin feel incredibly soft and smooth, and look more even-toned, translucent and luminous.
$68 (was $90), VIIMART.com