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We’ve got you covered: The best skin masks

If you don’t use face and body masks as part of your skincare routine, you don’t know what you’re missing. Masks are powerhouse products that deliver exactly what your skin needs, putting you on the path to your best skin ever. Intrigued? Read on to find out which magic masks best suit your skin.

woman applying facial mask

Masks are an extremely important — but often overlooked — part of any good skincare regimen. The beauty of masks is that they each address a specific skin concern, meaning that your skin — and whichever “problem” it has — can drink up all the right vitamins and minerals it needs at that point in time. Just like any other beauty product, there are thousands of masks on the market, and some are better than others. These tried-and-tested tubes will deep clean all the layers and help you get that glowing, healthy skin we all know and love.

Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating MasqueHydrate

Packed with super nourishing ingredients, Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Masque is the no-fuss solution to great skin. This mask adds moisture and a touch of radiance to stressed out or dull complexions, but it also works well as a pick-me-up after too many late nights. It’s fragrance-free, too, so the ladies with sensitive skin can layer it on without worrying.

If your skin is in desperate need of a drink, the Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Mask is a great choice. This light and creamy mask does wonders in loosening the skin to get rid of that uncomfortable dry feeling, leaving it soft and supple. When used regularly — say, once or twice a week — it can also help smooth out fine lines.

Puressence MaskPurify

Dr. Lewin’s products are known as geniuses in beauty circles and this Puressence Mask is no exception. This specially formulated treatment deep cleans and unclogs the pores, removing any impurities, makeup and oil — all nasties that lead to blemishes and congestion. Unlike other acne-fighting products, this mask is gentle and leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean and soft.

The bright green packaging of Garnier’s Clean Detox Gentle Brightening Mask is a hint to what your skin will look like after you’ve used it: radiant, and clear of any congestion. If you feel like your skin is dull and loaded with toxins such as makeup and environmental pollution, this mask should do the trick. Combining pure lemon essence with exfoliating micro-beads, it buffs away dead skin cells and gets rid of impurities on and below the skin’s surface.

Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Recovery MasqueSoothe

If you’ve got sensitive skin that is prone to redness or rashes, go for Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque. It’s loaded with gentle but effective nutrients that won’t irritate your skin. This wonder product will inject moisture, unclog pores and refine your skin all at the same time. Just apply a super thick layer of the bright orange stuff, leave it on for 10 minutes and relax — why not make a pampering session out of putting on a mask?

L’Occitane’s Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask is just as good as a trip to a facialist — but without the huge price tag. This deeply nourishing mask is not only luxuriously creamy but made from all-natural ingredients, making it perfect for those with sensitive or dry skin. While it does clean and draw out those impurities, it also leaves your skin looking more radiant and feeling softer long after it’s been washed off.

SK-II Facial Treatment MaskEnhance

Perfect to use just before a special occasion, the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is a pricy product that is worth every cent. If you don’t have any major concerns but you would like your skin to ooze the kind of radiance that models are known for, don’t look any further. Loaded with nourishing and hard-working ingredients, this mask leaves skin incredibly smooth, clear and glowing. For the best results, keep the mask on for around 30 minutes (instead of the usual 10) and really allow it to soak into the skin before washing it away.

Estee Lauder’s Idealist Dual Action Refinishing Treatment is another excellent skin splurge for those ladies who just want healthier skin. This ultra-gentle treatment resurfaces the skin and sweeps through the pores, leaving you with a polished, poreless and brighter complexion than before. It’s said to combine the benefits of a microdermabrasion and a glycolic acid peel, so give it a go before booking yourself in for those expensive treatments — we bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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