We long for clear skin, but that doesn’t mean all of us have the time to invest in a 14-step skincare regime. What’s a lazy girl to do? Opt for instant masks that take no more than five minutes to work. Scroll through the gallery to take your pick.
Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator 30ml, $45
Need a dose of hydration? Apply a thicker layer of this moisturiser, leave on for five minutes, then rinse off before continuing with your skincare regime. If you’re not leaving the house, you can even just leave it on your skin.
Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask, $74
If you don’t fancy a deep cleansing mask that requires 20 minutes to work, you only need to leave a thin layer of this on for two to five minutes on slightly damp skin, and then rinse off with warm water. Infused with detoxifying Hawaiian Sea water, deep-cleansing Amazonian white clay and soothing algae complex, this is what your skin needs to get rid of congestion.
Laneige Fresh Calming Quick Morning Mask, $38
Looking for something to seal in all the moisture you’ve applied to your skin? This one does the job while also adding hydration to your skin. Dispense a dollop of foam onto your palm, and then massage onto your face after your final skincare step, and just before sunscreen.
Glamglow Instamud™ 60-Second Pore-Refining Treatment 50ml, $58
Only got a minute to spare? Sixty seconds is all you need for this gem to work. It contains bentonite and kaolin clays to remove impurities, and witch hazel, aloe vera and licorice to soothe and even out skin tone. Perfect as a pre-makeup step!
Skin Inc Oxy Recharge Bubble Mask, $76
Want to exfoliate your skin and apply mask but simply have no time to do it? Opt for this dual-tasker, which bubbles up into a mask, and then massaged onto the skin to exfoliate. It’s like combining the benefits of an oxygen mask with the brand’s popular Skin Revival Peel. All it takes is two minutes for you to get clearer-looking skin.
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $144
Want an instant pick-me-up? Store this mask in a fridge, and then apply on your face in the morning (or at night before you go out partying). Leave on your face for five to 10 minutes, wash off and say hello to refreshed skin.