The best part about working from home? Pajamas, no make-up, and slapping on a facial mask anytime (aka. being the CEO of multitasking). Whether you prefer a deep-cleansing clay mask or an ultra-hydrating formula, you no longer have to wait for the weekend to clear up ‘maskne’ or give your skin a little TLC. Read up on our picks of the best #WFH face masks that will do wonders for your skin. Happy masking!
RARE Skin Fuel Restoring Australian Clay Mask
Let’s face it, ain’t nobody got time to scrub the skin before applying a mask for the best results. Leave it to Australian-made natural skincare brand Rare SkinFuel’s 2-in-1 solution for clear skin. Combining the healing properties of the anti-inflammatory honey powder and skin-healing hibiscus extract powder, the pastel pink Australian clay is activated once mixed with the cream-based activator to create a soothing, moisturising paste. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes (pro tip: give your skin a quick spray using the brand’s Activating Mist if you wish to keep it for longer). When washing off the mask, massage in circular motions to gently exfoliate the skin. Be sure to follow up with a hydrating cream and you’re set for the day.
Available in-store at shop 309, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, or online at rareskinfuel.com
Vinoble Cosmetics Pro Youth Lifting Mask
Simply speaking, dehydration is one of acne’s biggest enemies. When spa treatments are not an option, the quickest remedy for thirsty skin is a hydrating mask at home. Vinoble Cosmetics’ Pro Youth Lifting fleece mask gives your skin an instant boost of moisture with a concoction of highly concentrated active ingredients consisting of hyaluronic acid, plant stem cells, vitamin E and skin-smoothing oat kernel extract. And you don’t have to worry about the mask falling off as it comes with ear loops to keep it in place while lifting the face.
True to its name, Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask is a natural BHA treatment that acts like a peel without the redness, downtime and irritation. Best for combating dullness, dryness and blocked pores, this all-natural mask contains white willow bark extract that helps clear and refine pores, and pomegranate enzymes to stimulate a healthy glow. Apply a thick layer of the peach-coloured jelly mask over your face and neck, and leave it on for 20 minutes. If your skin feels extra oily and congested (we all have those days), layer the mask on top of the Regenerating Cleanser and rinse off with circular massage after 5 minutes. To get the most out of the mask, check out Tata Harper’s tutorial on the seven ways to use the mask.
Working from home may mean we’re (mostly) safe from the harmful UV lights, but spending extended hours in front of the screen means we face another invisible enemy—blue light. Say goodbye to tired-looking skin with INUF’s multitasking oxygen sheet mask. Rich in vitamin B and chamomile, this hydrating mask suppresses the growth of acne-growing bacteria and boosts skin circulation to reveal a brighter, clearer complexion. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and remember to wear sunscreen of at least broad-spectrum SPF 30 afterwards as UVA lights can still damage your skin through the window (you’re welcome).
Create your own home spa with Tatcha’s radiance-boosting sheet mask, a no-frills shortcut to clear, luminous skin. Powered by Tatacha’s Hadasei-3 complex—the Japanese skincare brand’s hero superfoods—rice, green tea and algae, this silky-soft mask is soaked in a serum of hydrating botanical oils and essential fatty acids to deliver optimal hydration. Pair this with the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist whenever your skin needs a quick pick-me-up throughout the day.