You cleanse, you tone, you moisturise, you’ve even got the whole serum thing down, but do you bother with a face mask? If you don’t, now’s the time to get involved, because using the right one at the right time can help deal with a whole host of skincare woes. From battling blemishes to giving skin that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley glow, swot up and stock up. Your skin’s gonna thank you...
To deep cleanse
If you already double cleanse you get a high five from us but did you know that using a face mask can take the detox to the next level? Look out for clay-based masks that’ll draw out impurities deep from the skin and apply twice a week after cleansing to leave pores squeaky clean.
To get skin glowing
If your skin’s looking a little lacklustre, an exfoliating mask can be a fast track pass to a seriously glowy complexion. Smooth onto skin in the shower and let it get to work for five minutes for instant radiance.
To boost the rest of your skincare
There’s no point layering on expensive lotions and potions if you haven’t got the basics in place. Leaving a face mask on for ten minutes each week – just like you would your Sunday hair mask – can help boost the condition of skin so that the rest of your regime can work that much harder.
To battle breakouts
If you’re blighted by blackheads and blemishes, a sheet mask soaked with spot-zapping ingredients – think salicylic acid and tea tree oil – can help keep bacteria at bay, thereby reducing the likelihood of breakouts.