Smiling girl wearing a sheet mask pointing at her face

Behind the mask: getting reacquainted with the feel-good face mask

Ah, our old friend the face mask. We know them, we’ve (most probably) used one, but when it comes to the benefits to your skin, are you sometimes left wondering if they’re, ahem, all they’re cracked up to be? You’re not alone! Time to get reacquainted with the whys, the hows, and the ways to get the most from your mask, to give your skin that feel-good boost.

Time for a refresh on those face mask benefits

First up, they’re a fun way to shake up your skincare routine. When it comes to life’s little luxuries, what could be better than fixing yourself a face mask, cosying up with your latest TV obsession, and letting your stresses melt away? Not only do they make us feel good, they can give our regular skincare routine a little boost too, from moisturising rough patches to getting tough on troublesome T-zones. And the best bit? You don’t have to wait long to see the results, making them your perfect plus-one for that pre-party (or wedding, or date night!) pamper session.

Two girls lying on a bed wearing face masks and holding cucumbers over their eyes

When and how often should you use a face mask?

We know - they feel gooood, right? But don’t be tempted to apply more than once or twice a week to avoid stripping away those essential natural oils. When you apply your face mask is up to you. These guys are the masters of multitasking, so you can leave them to work their magic, while you get back to painting your nails. You don’t have to ask us twice!

Girl wearing a sheet mask and spectacles while sipping a drink through a straw

What are the best face mask ingredients to look out for?

Face masks contain a pick and mix of goodies for your skin, but with everything from Aloe Vera to Zinc inside, it gets confusing, we know! Time to say hi to some of the skin-loving face mask ingredients to look out for, and try out some tailor-made tips, to help you and your skin get the most from your mask.

Styled shot Simple Rich Moisture Sheet Mask with yellow roses and mug

With your on-the-go skincare in the bag, you’re all set to look and feel great - wherever today takes you!