With Spring in full bloom and Summer not far behind, now is the best time to put in the work for the best possible reveal of fresh uniform skin in the coming months. If going to an expert and going down for a deep peel isn’t your thing, there are plenty of masks on the market that promise to work over time to unveil a fresh, plumper, younger looking you.
Normal/Oily/Combination: Habibi Seven Veils Exfoliating Mask works both as a purifying mask and a physical scrub. Forget the harsh apricot or walnut kernels of scrubs past; this one uses jojoba beads that melt as you move them over your skin. The formula is full of brighteners like Fullers Earth and turmeric, and deep hydrators like organic honey and ginseng oil. It can be used immediately as a scrub, or left on for 10-15 minutes to dry as a mask.
Normal/Dry: Blithe Patting Splash Mask in Yellow Citrus & Honey is for anyone who doesn’t have the time or patience to wait for a mask to work its magic. If you’ve got 15 seconds, you’ve got the time to reveal new skin. The secret is Lactic Acid, which breaks up the proteins that bind dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. Blithe is the latest addition to the ever growing K-Beauty trend, and continues the message of youthful skin that looks genetic and completely effortless.
All: First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask uses rose bud extract and Vitamin C to plump and firm the skin. The gel texture is light and agreeable for most skin types. 10 minutes on, wipe off with a warm damp washcloth, and you’re good to go. It may not fool people into thinking that you’ve had 10 hours of sleep in a hammock on the beach, but it’s pretty darn close.