The 5 masks you need to save your skin right now

With the coronavirus keeping everyone in surgical masks 24/7, it’s important to remember to keep your skin alive under there. Wearing a surgical mask daily clogs up your pores and doesn’t let your skin breathe – and no one wants that. So over the past month, we’ve tried a bunch of different rejuvenating masks and have rounded up our favourites for you.

Crabtree & Evelyn – Sweet Dreams Overnight Mask

When you think of Crabtree & Evelyn, the first thing that might come to mind is its handcare products. But recently, the brand launched The Gardeners, a skincare and body-product collection. Within the collection, there’s the Sweet Dreams Overnight Mask, which rehydrates your skin when you enter dreamland. The best thing is that the mask is a gel, so it’s not greasy and even though it’s a hydrating mask, it’s not heavy at all. This is perfect for those people who don’t want to apply anything during the day. Available online now.

First Aid Beauty – Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask

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I’ve always been a bit sceptical about putting ginger on my face, since it can sting and burn. But with First Aid Beauty’s Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask, it’s a different story. Perfect for all skin types, the mask aims to reduce dryness, redness and dullness by using the superfoods ginger and turmeric to comfort stressed-out skin, while the vitamin C helps to brighten the skin’s appearance. The product is allergy-tested, vegan, and formulated without gluten, soy, nuts or parthenolide. Available at any First Aid Beauty store or online.

Eve Lom – Rescue Mask

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I’ve always thought that people with combination skin can never use clay masks, as the common conception is that they’re drying and will take most of the moisture out of your skin, as it’s supposed to be purifying. However, not only does Eve Lom’s rescue mask deep-clean without drying (it gently decongests pores and absorbs excess oil), but it also helps calms redness and irritation. Available at any Eve Lom store or online.

Charlotte Tilbury – Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask

We all have those moments where you have a billion tasks on your plate, and think you’ll never have the free time to lie there waiting for a mask to finish doing its work and dry up. But this Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask is designed just for you. With ear straps that wrap the mask tightly against your face, you can literally move around and it won’t fall off. The mask is also clinically proven to give you smoother, brighter and more hydrated skin. Perfect for anyone who can’t sit still. Available online at Lane Crawford.

Mario Badescu – Cucumber Tonic Mask

I’ve always been in love with Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray, but little did I know the line also includes a cucumber tonic mask, which has become my go-to for summertime. The mask features kaolin, zinc oxide and cucumber extract that target large, congested pores. The cucumber extract also works as a cooling boost, leaving your skin looking healthy, refined and clearer than ever before. Available at Sephora online and in stores now.

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