Use a face mask a day to keep skin dryness and dullness away. This is something I’ve been practising religiously for the last fi ve years and it has seriously made a difference in my complexion. There are many types of masks out there – mud packs, sleeping masks, sheet masks and the like, but I tend to gravitate towards sheet masks on most days. Sheet masks are pampering, hydrating treats and they always leave my mien plump and glowing after. Having been a major mask addict for a while now, here are my recommendations for the best sheet masks to try.
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● Wei Yu Zhu Dewy Brilliance Sheet Mask ($40 for four masks, Sephora)
This silky mask is saturated with the goodness of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs like yu zhu (Solomon’s seal) and goji berries. The essence contains high levels of vitamin A and amino acids to quell inflammation and moisturise skin.
● For Beloved Girl Skin Renewal Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask ($16 for three sheets, www.sephora.sg)
The key ingredients in this silky mask are calcium derivatives and botanical extracts to speed up your skin’s natural skin renewal process. This helps to minimise the appearance of pores while imbuing skin with a healthy glow.
● Dr Morita Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask ($19.80 for 10 sheets, Watsons)
The packaging of this might be off -putting to those who can’t read mandarin, but this is actually my go-to sheet mask for its affordable price point and efficacy. Each sheet is doused in hydrating ingredients to deeply moisturise and nourish parched skin. The mask adheres well, doesn’t feel sticky and leaves my complexion more radiant after each use.
● Clarins Super Restorative Instant Lift Serum Mask ($38 for a sheet or $160 for five sheets)
Talk about a luxurious experience. Each sheet of this face-and-neck mask is infused with 30ml of serum to nourish and hydrate skin. The key ingredient in the formula is Harungana plant extract that’s supposed to help improve skin tone and density. Each use results in less visible fi ne lines, plus this comes with special slots that you can hook over your ears to hold the mask in place – no dripping, no sliding.
● For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Bio- Cellulose Mask ($63 for three sheets, Sephora)
This is my Holy Grail brightening face mask and is a hot favourite among the beauty writers and editors in the office. The masks are made of a bio cellulose material that’s said to enhance your skin’s absorption of the essence. Every use guarantees a firmer, deeply hydrated and more luminous complexion. I always use this the night before big events like weddings and find that I hardly need to use any base makeup the next morning.