If you're tired and frazzled your skin will be too. Add a busy city lifestyle and a diet that may fall short of nutrients - and you need a mask. Editor Trudi Brewer suggests, some speedy, skin-pampering maybe in order.
#Multi-masking is one of the biggest beauty trends right now, and to answer that call supplement and skincare brand Swisse has served up three new masks designed to improve dull, dry, breakout prone and dehydrated skin - fast. In addition to being super-grammable (nothing like a face mask selfie), the colour of these masks was intentionally chosen to reflect the natural goodness inside the jar. Read on to discover how they work.
Swisse Cranberry Pore Perfecting Clay Mask
Swisse Cranberry Pore Perfecting Clay Mask, $23.
The pretty pink hue of this mask is courtesy of Australian clay. Clearing and detoxifying it’s boosted with dragon fruit, lemon and willow bark extracts that add skin smoothing AHA and BHA acid benefits to the mix. This blend helps to brighten and purify the skin, so if you’re beauty concern is open pores and dullness, used once or twice per week this natural concoction will get your skin glowing.
Swisse Matcha Tea Anti-Pollution Clay Mask
Swisse Matcha Tea Anti-Pollution Clay Mask, $23.
Australian green clay has an instant cooling and calming effect on the skin and draws impurities, and unwanted congestion deep within, oh-so-gently. It’s also ideal for giving your tired-looking complexion a much-needed boost, thanks to the potent antioxidant benefits of Matcha green tea. Once blended with shiitake mushroom, algae extract, and tea tree oil, this combination soothes even the most sensitive of skins.
Swisse Blood Orange Brightening Clay Mask
Swisse Blood Orange Brightening Clay Mask, $23.
Perhaps our favourite mask in this new trio is this skin brightening, nourishing concoction. Australian yellow clay is the base, blended with skin-revitalizing turmeric, papaya, niacinamide (vitamin B3), and ginseng extracts to perk up dry, dehydrated looking skin naturally. Ideal before a night out, apply to dry skin, and leave on for ten minutes, and then rinse off - it's divine.
Application tips: Each of these natural masks are recommended for use once to twice per week on freshly cleansed, dry skin. Remove once the clay dries with a warm face cloth.