With the new Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions in place, we may not be able to pamper ourselves with facial treatments from our favourite spas as much as we hope to this month. However, that shouldn’t stop us from giving ourselves a little TLC at home.
Having a proper skincare and masking routine at home can be the next best thing, while we eagerly wait for our facial visits again. There are various benefits that come with masking, including hydrating and moisturising dry skin, decongesting any clogged pores, and even keeping your face looking young.
There are different types of face masks you can look out for, such as: sheet masks, charcoal masks, clay masks, and overnight masks.
The type of mask you choose should depend on your skin type — those with oily skin should opt for clay masks while those with dry skin should try using gel sheet masks. It is also advised to check with your dermatologist on which type of mask is suitable for your skin.
Whether your skin is suffering from breakouts and/or dullness due to this stressful season, here are some masks that can help your skin feel renewed and refreshed.
Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
Indulge in a relaxing skin experience with Farmacy’s Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask. This mask is great for hydrating your skin, and hiding under a mask is especially soothing after a long day. Filled with Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey, this mask contains antioxidants that can help nourish dry skin, giving it a young and dewy glow.
Klur Supreme Seed
Stressed out this season? We feel it too. Settle down and relax with Klur’s latest “delicate purification mask”. This mask is infused with mineral-rich ingredients known to calm fragile, stressed, and redness-prone skin. According to Klur’s Instagram page, this Supreme Seed mask is “designed with sensitive skin in mind”, and utilises a targeted purification process that helps the skin to decongest, reduce, and release daily impurities.
Kypris Cerulean Soothing Hydration Recovery Mask
Cool and hydrate your face with this Cerulean Soothing Hydration Recovery Mask by Kypris. This mask promises to reduce your face of any stress and dehydration, as it is filled with botanicals and functional ingredients. If you are regularly out in Singapore’s hot and humid weather, this mask can help protect your skin from UV overexposure, while removing impurities caused by pollution and city stress.
Renee Rouleau Rapid Response Detox Mask
If your skin is prone to breakouts, especially during that time of the month, try Renee Rouleau’s Rapid Response Detox Mask to clear any hormonal blemishes. This mask treatment can help rid any bacteria and oils from your pores, prevent any potential breakouts, while calming your face from any irritation and redness.
GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment
Cleanse your face of oil and blackheads with the SuperMud Clearing Treatment by GlamGlow. This minty mixture can help rejuvenate your skin, making it look and feel bright, smooth, and dewy. Apply this treatment on your T-zone and any difficult areas, and you will literally feel this treatment work its magic in seconds.
Peach & Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask
Brighten up dull skin with Peach & Lily’s Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask. On top of resurfacing skin, this mask also helps to exfoliate, retexture, and purify your skin. Gentle for all skin types, it’s made with ingredients such as AHA, BHA, and hyaluronic acid to help clean, hydrate, and soothe your skin all at once.
Using masks 1-2 times a week can help keep your skin looking young, fresh, and healthy. Try out different mask treatments to find out which treatment works best for you. It may take a few rounds of experimenting before you find your perfect match, but when you do, you’ll be hooked.