What's the quickest way to perk up dull and dry skin?

What's the quickest way to perk up dull and dry skin?

My skin is tired, dull and dry. What is the quickest way to perk it up?

Have plenty of sleep and drink lots of water. For best results, you can also reach out for these latest masks and turn your beauty routine into a mini-spa session.

For the entire face

ORIGINS CALM TO YOUR SENSES STRESS-RELIEVING FACE MASK (photo 1)

$63, from Origins counters

This product is scented with a lavender oil blend to soothe those nerves. It is best used before bed.

The other goodies in this creamy mask: buckbean extract and St Paul's Wort extract to support the skin's repairing process at night, heather and yeast extracts to help keep skin resilient, as well as moisturising trehalose and sodium hyaluronate.

CAUDALIE INSTANT DETOX MASK (photo 2)

$53, available at Sephora stores from next month

This mask contains pink clay, grape marc (the solid and dried parts of the fruit) and coffee extract to deeply cleanse and tighten skin. Apply a thin layer and leave on the skin for five minutes.

FOR BELOVED ONE MELASLEEP WHITENING ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID BIO-CELLULOSE MASK (photo 3)

$63 for three, available at Sephora stores from March

This mask contains a new and more stable form of vitamin C, and patented skin-brightening technologies. The brand's popular elastic bio-cellulose mask moulds and clings well to the face to enhance absorption of the essence.

For the eyes

PETER THOMAS ROTH CUCUMBER DE-TOX DE-PUFFING EYE-CUBES (photo 4) $120, from Sephora stores

Keep these capsules, which contain a watery cocktail of cucumber, arnica, green tea, chamomile, aloe vera, caffeine and hyaluronic acid, in the freezer.

Once the cocktail freezes into a solid cube, pop it out of the capsule and slip it into one of the teabags provided.

Use the icy cube inside the teabag like a mask to soothe both peepers. This product promises to energise and brighten the eyes.

For the lips

VECUA HONEY ESSENCE PACK (photo 5)

$58 for eight pieces, from Tokyu Hands and VecuaHoney.com.sg

This honey sheet mask is made for dehydrated lips. After exfoliating the lips and moisturising them with lip balm or lip essence, leave this sheet mask on the lips to seal in the moisture.

For the cheeks

CHANEL LE BLANC BRIGHTENING CHEEK MASK (photo 6)

$125 for six sets, available at Chanel counters from March

This mask blends two-year-old Akoya pearl extract from Japan, glycine, Chanel's patent-pending TXC molecule, as well as pink berry oil, to brighten and plump the cheek areas.


This article was first published on Jan 23, 2015.
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