Refresh Your Regime: all about face masks

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Our complexions can be tricky to tame, and their needs can vary so much depending on the time of year and occasion. Sometimes our skin is dry and we’re after a hit of moisture, other times it’s oily, troublesome and spot-prone. What are we to do?!

Enter the face mask: your does-it-all fix for a host of different complexion concerns.

By building up a ‘wardrobe’ of masks, in a variety of different formulations, you can be sure you’ll always have the right product to hand, whatever the problem. Let us talk you through the basics to help kickstart your collection.

Moisturising masks

When your skin’s feeling parched, opt for a rich, creamy formula to help rehydrate. Layer on thickly and take a little time to relax. Some can even be left on overnight, ready to remove in the morning.

Voila! That dewy finish is within your grasp.

Our favourite picks:
Gatineau Melatogenine Futur Plus Mask and Brush
Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Hydrating Mask
Perricone Cocoa Moisture Mask

Refining masks

To brighten up a dull-looking complexion, we love to go for exfoliating textures that work to buff away dirt and dead skin cells. Lightly massage these glow-revealing products into your skin, then remove with a warm cloth and water for that fresh-faced feeling.

Our favourite picks:
Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Mask
Algenist Advanced Anti-Ageing Bi-Phase Peel
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask

Purifying masks

Tackle imperfections with pore-refining formulas that help to balance your skin’s appearance. Reducing impurities is a great option for troublesome, blemish-prone complexions. Layer on as thick as you wish, avoiding the delicate eye area, then remove with warm water when you’re ready.

Our favourite picks:
Murad Blemish Control Clarifying Mask
Algenist Perfect Clarifying Pore Corrector Mask
NIOD Flavanone Mud

Instant boost masks

For a quick, pre-party fix, nothing’s better than a sheet mask or a fizzy, foaming formula with a vitamin boost. Look for concentrated ingredients that promote a radiant result and make them the first port of call when you’re getting ready for a night on the tiles.

Our favourite picks:
Maskorea Set of 3 Beauty Masks
Radical Skincare Instant Revitalising Mask
Time Bomb Instawow Sparkling Facial Mask

Don’t forget to check out our Refresh Your Regime page to discover the best ways to revamp your beauty routine, and the products to help you do it!

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