Even on a Zoom call, a bad skin day is liable to make even the most confident person dig for their thickest rimmed glasses and consider cutting their bangs. We may not be able to convince you to leave the hair cutting to the pros (lord help us) but here are some at home masking solutions to make your skin glow and keep your wedding beauty prep on track.
Make sure your skin is prepped and ready to absorb all of your mask’s goodness by thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating. If you want to really get a pro masking experience, take a tip from one of Hollywood’s favorite dermatologists, Dr. Lancer, be sure not to forget the neck, chest and hands.
When it comes to sheet masks, the Kardashians makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, knows where it’s at. Give your tight, parched skin the ultra-hydrating drink it deserves with the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Sheet Mask. With high concentrations of vitamin E, nourishing fatty acids, and botanical oils and extracts, your skin will be restored to its dewy youthful radiance with this J beauty favorite.
French pharmacy skincare is the ultimate solution for sensitive and finicky skin. The Avene Tolérance Extrême Mask provides deep moisture infusion and restores hydration in the skin, aiding in relieving red skin and tightness. You can even leave it on overnight if you’re feeling extra parched.
Using star ingredient Niacinamide, alongside tea tree oil and salicylic acid, the DR. JART+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution helps to heal blemishes and acne-prone skin. Saying buh-bye to breakouts without drying out your skin.
Hormonal or t-zone congestion? Spot treat your breakout-prone area with the five time Allure award winning GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask. The Kaolin clay mask is packed full of activated charcoal and six exfoliating acids which target clogged pores and congested skin.
The K beauty elite know that SOKO GLAM is where it’s at for the latest and greatest. Their best selling D.N.A Hydrating Protein Sheet Mask by Mediheal is a bamboo sheet mask which delivers dewy, plump skin. Soaked in an essence full of 19 amino acids and peptides, jojoba oil and squalene, your skin will drink it in. Pro tip: Pat the remaining essence into your skin. Why waste a drop?
This light weight, skin smoothing overnight mask checks all of our boxes. A mix of AHA’s, hyaluronic acid and peony root, the Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask is an absolute treat to put on at bed time. The lightweight gel sinks in right away, so it won’t stain your pillows, and you’ll wake up with more even-toned, supple skin. Bonus point for smelling like delicious summer watermelon!
With more awards than we can list, SK-II ranks as one of the top luxury skin care brands in the world. With it’s signature ingredient PITERA™, the SK-II Pitera Treatment Facial Mask is a cult classic. The mask works to smooth out uneven texture and tone, improve radiance, and create that “lit-from-within” glow.
Having worked on some of the most world renowned faces such as Kate Moss, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sienna Miller and Amal Clooney, just to name a few, Charlotte Tilbury is a beauty industry legend. The Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask is what she uses on every celeb face as a prep before makeup. The sheet mask itself is dry (how cool, right?) With its smoothing, lifting and hydrating dry technology, this mask is an easy winner. You can also re-use it up to 3 times, so it’s fantastic for anyone on a budget.
With the recent jump in screen time, now more than ever our eyes could use a little extra TLC. Meet your new best friend. The SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask (quite the mouthful). Perfectly shaped for the eye area, this mask leaves the thin skin around the eyes hydrated and revitalized. Full of age-fighting retinol to smooth out fine lines and crow’s feet, your tired eyes will have never looked so good. (Don’t forget to use the extra creamy essence on your face, neck and hands).
Micro Tip Masks
Dissolving micro tips that look like little needles? Yikes! They say beauty is pain, but there isn’t any pain—or actual needles—here. Get a jump on unwanted fine lines and wrinkles with DR. JART+ Focuspot™ Line & Wrinkle Micro Tip™ Patch. Micro tips made of vitamin E, peptides and hyaluronic acid, penetrate deep into the skin to keep unwanted lines at bay.
Bonus tip: If your mask de jour is a sheet mask, and you jumped on the jade roller bandwagon last year, use your roller on top of your mask for better penetration and to maximize blood flow to your skin.
With masks of every formulation, for every skin concern, AND delivery to your door? Glowing in video meetings has never been easier or more attainable…no homemade choppy bangs required.
Brittany Johnson is a Canadian content creator, actress, and writer. Vintage huntress and dog mom, when she is not working at a tech start-up, with a focus on lifting up the next generation of young women, she can be found in her bed with a facemask on, watching Nora Ephron movies on repeat.