Have you noticed that your skin needs change constantly? After working overtime in an air-conditioned office, your skin may look more dull and dehydrated than usual. After binge-watching a new K-drama, your under eye area may be particularly dark and puffy. When you've been wearing thick makeup for a few days in a row, your pores may be clogged.
You probably have a consistent daily skincare routine that does the basic, but it's important to keep your skincare arsenal stocked with face masks that can address a variety of skin issues.
And yes, in fact, you can use a different face mask every day to tackle the specific skin woe you have on that day!
Keep reading to find out how to use a different face mask every day to get healthy and glowing skin!
Facial masking is a crucial skincare step to deliver concentrated doses of skincare ingredients into the skin and give your skin a little extra pampering to take it to the next level.
Face masks are a targeted treatment and should be used depending on your skin's current needs. As your skin needs are constantly changing, using face masks daily can be beneficial for your skin!
Every morning and night, cleanse your skin and observe its current condition to decide which type of face mask you should use. Hydrating masks can be applied in the morning to prep your skin for the day ahead while clarifying or exfoliating masks can be used at night.
#1 On days where your skin is oily or breaking out
There are many possible reasons why your skin might suddenly flare up in acne or produce more oil than usual, including stress, diet, hormonal changes etc. When it happens, don't panic and use the right facial mask to combat these issues!
Formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin, the Mediheal Teatree Care Solution Essential Mask Sheet ($3.90) helps control sebum secretion as well as soothes dry and irritated skin. It delivers intensive care and removes blackheads and dirt sealed on clogged pores, leaving your skin cool and refreshed. Best of all, it's suitable for sensitive skin too!
#2 On days where your skin is dry and dehydrated
There are days where your skin may be particularly dehydrated such as when you spend an extra-long day in an air-conditioned office, travel to a dry, winter climate or drink too much caffeine.
Regardless of the reason, your regular moisturiser may not be enough to replenish your skin's moisture. You will need an extra-hydrating face mask for a powerful boost of hydration so you can go back to having bouncy and healthy skin!
Try the intensely hydrating Garnier Serum Mask Ageless White Super-Hydrating Firming Tissue Mask ($2) which instantly revitalises dehydrated skin. It contains grape extracts and hyaluronic acid, a powerful hydrating active capable of retaining 1000x its weight in water.
#3 On days where your pores are clogged
When your skin looks dull and you feel like blemishes are about to form, take action to prevent it by using a clarifying mask!
Besides having an adorable packaging that looks like a delicious snack, the Freeman Melting Sugar Pore Clearing Matcha Ice Cream Facial Mask ($7.95) also has great skincare benefits! Perfect for normal to combination skin, this mask is infused with real sugar and matcha extract and features skin-boosters that melt on contact to clear pores for a clear, fresh complexion.
#4 On days where your skin is sunburnt
Even after applying sunscreen, you may notice that your skin has some signs of sun damage after hours in the sun such as dehydration and redness.
The Kingirls Outdoor Face Mask ($6.90) is designed for those who spend a lot of time outdoors, resulting in dry, weakened skin. Putting on this face mask after a day outdoors is like letting your skin hydrate by drinking a glass of water! Herbal hyaluronic acid prevents skin dehydration, sea water extract energises and hydrates skin while caviar essences extracts rejuvenates skin.
#5 On days where your skin is dull
If you look into the mirror and notice that your complexion looks lacklustre and dull, a face mask can give your skin a pick-me-up!
Cult Korean skincare product, Whal Myung Skin Elixir, that is famous for creating dewy skin that glows from within is also available in a mask form ($22.40)! This radiance boosting mask contains herbal ingredients for anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, argan oil to protect the skin from cell damage and lecithin for long lasting hydration.
Another great pick is the HappyMask Berries Garden Vitalising Facial Mask ($2.90) which has vitamin C complex, strawberry and grapefruit extract to soothe, nourish and brighten skin. The mask has a unique wave pattern made with TENCEL® branded lyocell fibre for a better fit and optimum absorption so you're left with a healthy-looking complexion.
#6 On days where your under eye area is dark and puffy
We all have those days when we go to sleep way past our bedtime. Besides a lack of sleep, stress can also lead to dark, puffy eyes. Give your under eye area some tender loving care with a cooling eye mask like the HappyMask Happy Icy Soothing Eye Mask Cool Mint ($6.50).
This mask is developed with collagen, HA and grape seed oil and AQUAPlux™ to provide ultimate skin hydration. It helps improve skin elasticity and delivers antioxidant and hydrating properties. Sit back and enjoy the soothing cooling sensation on your eyes!
#7 On days where you feel skin sensitivity
If you've had an allergic reaction to a new makeup product or travel to a city with dry and cold weather, your skin may be more dehydrated, red and sensitive than usual.
The Bring Green Fresh Mask Artemisia ($2.30) is formulated with 50% Artemisia Capillaris extract that has a soothing effect on sensitive skin. It is made of a low-pole microfibre sheet that delivers a soft feel and excellent fit.
If you have a daughter, niece or young child around you who's always curious when you put on a face mask, she'll be glad to know that children can use face masks too!
The Bong Bong Friends Hello Jadoo Kids Facial Mask Princess ($2.50) is designed specially for children. It is 100% cotton and all ingredients are green and natural. Throw a face mask sleepover with the little ones in your life while treating your skin!
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Text by: GirlStyle SG