You’ve heard about multi-tasking, but what about multi-tasking while you mask? Whether you’re working from home or simply keen on the idea of deep conditioning while tackling other household tasks or let’s be real, binging Netflix, these 14 products will help you glow from head-to-toe. The best part is that they’re all available for purchase online, and none of them cost over $25. Let the self-love commence…
Let’s start at the literal top, shall we? We’re shouting out Verb’s Hydrating Hair Treatment Mask, $18, a quick fix for thirsty hair with a fair share of split ends and breakage. TBH, we’re all living that life (or about to) in this lockdown. It’s made with babussu oil to hydrate and nourish, and glycerin to seal and soften. Eva Nyc Therapy Session Hair Mask, $15, is another goodie. This thick mask utilizes argan oil to feed your hair some much-needed vitamins and nutrients and helps increase strength and flexibility, too. Check out our hair multi-masking guide to make sure you’re getting the most from your masks.
We’ve got two wildly different face mask options for you, but if you’re feeling it why not try both? The first is the Mighty Marshmallow Mask, $16, from Bliss. This face mask gets its name for two reasons: its lightweight, fluffy whipped texture and the fact that it’s formulated with brightening marshmallow root extract. It’ll hydrate, even out skin tone, and make you real glowy. Kiehls Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask, $18, is a juicy option that brightens and energizes skin via turmeric and cranberry seed. It’s ultra-rich in antioxidants to protect and nourish your skin while gently exfoliating for a vibrant complexion.
Hydrogel eye masks are a fun and easy way to effortlessly perk up your delicate undereye skin. Pixi’s DetoxifEYE Facial Treatment, $24, instantly de-puffs and hydrates. KNC Beauty’s All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask 5 Pack, $25, de-puffs and hydrates, too, and because it’s formulated with vitamin A you get a little anti-aging action, too.
Nugg Lip Bestie Hydrating Lip Mask, $10, features a triple-butter formulation to deliver crazy hydration while soothing and smoothing your lips. If you’re craving more of a splurge or want to go the all-natural route, we can’t stop singing the praises of Naturopathica’s Sweet Cherry Conditioning Lip Butter, $22. Pro Tip: Apply your lip mask before you begin your makeup regimen and let it work its magic before applying lipstick as your final step. Another option is to really lather it on before bed and let the mask condition while you sleep.
Though you can technically mask whenever and however you want, we recommend sticking to the confines of your shower to prevent things from getting too messy when it comes to a body mask. Apply it as the first step (along with a deep hair conditioner) and do everything else you need to do. For a skin-softening detox try Olay Kaolin Clay Purifying Body Mask, $8. For a soothing, smoothing experience opt for St. Ives Nourished and Smooth Oatmeal Scrub and Mask, $4.50.
All three of Sephora Collection’s Hand Masks, $5 will do you well but we’re partial to avocado since it’s so rich and reparative. Nails Inc. Shine Bright Moisturising & Anti-Aging Hand Mask, $8, is a good option if you want a nice anti-aging pick me up since it’s formulated with collagen, retinol, and multivitamins. The best time to mask your hands: on a conference call, while binging Netflix, while soaking in the tub, or while basking on your porch.
Want to DIY your own? Slather on your thickest, most nourishing moisturizer or body oil, then wrap your hands up in cling wrap for an hour. We swear it gives insane results!
There’s a mask for everything — even your feet. Many options out there come in the form of ingredient drenched-booties that make it easier to task while you mask, including Dr. Jart+ Dermask™ Foot Smoothing Mask, $12. We love that this one warms up when you put it on, which isn’t just a luxurious perk but helps the ingredients soak up better. It feels slightly tingly when you slip your feet inside, warms up nicely, and then 20 minutes later you’ve got mega soft, smooth tootsies. Another mask option is A’PIEU’s Soft Foot 30 Minute Peeling Socks, $5, which is essentially a bargain-priced dupe for Babyfoot. You won’t see much of a difference the day you wear it, but the real magic happens two weeks later when a layer of dead, callous grossness slips right off. It’s painless, and honestly, there’s no better time to try one of these peeling socks than while you’re stuck in quarantine.