Mask on, mask off
Sure, it looks weird. But a good face mask is also the fastest way to look better than ever.
If you’ve noticed a surge of creepy masks on Instagram lately, Halloween hasn’t come early. You’re looking at the wellgroomed man’s secret weapon: the sheet mask. Why are guys so eager to resemble Hannibal Lecter? Because once the mask
comes off, its benefits remain, namely a potent cocktail of vitamins and hydrating agents that’ll bring the most ravaged mug back to glowing health. If sheets aren’t your thing, try an oil-sapping clay mask or a moisturising cream one; either can deliver visible results in about 15 minutes. Think of them as the fifth gear to your moisturiser’s cruise control. Just what you
want after a late night at the office (or the bar).
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Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Cream-Masque This mask/moisturiser hybrid (use a nickel-sized amount daily, or slather it on once a week) is rich in oil-balancing botanicals and hydrating hyaluronic acid.USD48.47; www.net-a-porter.comTom Ford Intensive Purifying Mud Mask The mood ring of mud masks, this thick, clay-based formula turns light grey as it extracts oil, dirt and toxins straight from your pores. USD61; www.sephora.com
Verso Intense Facial Mask Feeling worse for wear? This quenching sheet mask is packed with dermatologist favourites like retinol and ceramides to help reduce wrinkles. SGD135; www.escentials.com