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The Most Luxurious Masks To Indulge In On Those Work From Home Days

A DIY facial in the comfort of your own home? Consider us intrigued. Here are the face masks for those days you're staying in, with a little more time to spare.

With the current Covid-19 situation, many of us are starting to adapt to the #WFH (read: an abbreviation for work from home) lifestyle, which brings with it numerous perks. Think getting just that little bit more sleep to prepping healthy meals for breakfast and lunch. But besides that, it also gives us a great opportunity to exercise self-care and treat ourselves to a pampering DIY facial while working. 

To create a comprehensive DIY facial at home, it is important to include face masks for an ultra luxe, effective and pampering session. While some face masks are great for days where we are strapped for time, there are a handful that may require some aspect of DIY and require more time to apply, which makes it ideal for days where we work from home.

Here, we pick out the ones that are best suited for that #WFH lifestyle.

Chantecaille Hibiscus Smoothing Mask, $150
This gentle wash-off mask aims to retexturise complexions thanks to a blend of papaya and fresh grapefruit extracts, as well as flower acids. These are rich in vitamin C and glycolic acid to exfoliate the skin for a brighter and smoother complexion. Since our skin tends to be slightly more susceptible to UV radiation after exfoliation, this mask is ideal to use while you’re home all day. Dior Prestige Le Micro-Caviar de Rose, $550
For an ultimate pampering session, it is best to apply a luxurious mask such as the Dior Prestige Le Micro-Caviar de Rose (yes, it can be used as both an overnight sleeping mask or a leave on mask). The formula is made with micro-nutrients from the brand’s ever-iconic Rose de Granville to repair, restore and regenerate the skin. These are stored in pearls (that immediately melt onto the skin upon application) thanks to a micro-encapsulation technology that fuses the oily phase of the treatment with an extremely rich aqueous gel, resulting in a luxurious caviar texture.    Dr Jart Shake & Shot Treatment Mask, $13
If you have always wanted to try a modelling mask, this is the best time to do so. To use, mix the given booster and ampoule into the shaking rubber cup until the mixture has a creamy consistency. Apply it evenly onto the skin using the spatula and remove the mask once it hardens. This hydrating modelling mask from Dr Jart is said to contain hyaluronic acid and a water botanical complex to nourish, brighten and soothe the skin.  Starskin Pro Micro-Filler Mask Pack, $56, Sephora
This is a two-step, non-invasive treatment that mimics the effects of professional micro-needling in a safe, painless and hygienic way. All you need to do is to apply and massage the serum that has been packaged in a syringe onto the skin before using the bio-cellulose sheet mask for 20 minutes. The serum contains the brand’s Hyaluronic Acid Micro-Pyramids to create controlled punctures on the skin’s uppermost layer to boost collagen production, blur out fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin tone, and boost skin cell renewal.   Skin Inc Mask-Have Matte & Glow Duo Mask Set, $98
Many of us are likely to have more than one skin concern. Thus, using one mask may not necessarily be ideal if you wish to target different concerns at once. And the answer to this? Multi-masking. This features two different masks packed in a single tub. The Pores Be-Gone Mattifying Mask is formulated with volcanic ash to detoxify pores and draw out impurities  while the Get Glowin’ Brightening Mask is infused with vitamin C and licorice complex to control melanin production. Leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly to reveal a well-balanced complexion. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask, $148
What’s not to love about applying a luxurious face mask when working from home? This creamy sheet mask is formulated with a cocktail of nourishing ingredients such as ginseng root extract, which boosts collagen and hyaluronic acid production. It also helps to increase skin’s defensive properties and treats common skin concerns such as dryness and loss of firmness.   MDNA Skin Rejuvenator Set, $890
This skin-renewing set reportedly helps to improve skin’s texture and clarity with each use and features a fun and innovative application method. Simply apply a suitable amount of the Chrome Clay Mask evenly and leave on for about five minutes. Next, use the Skin Rejuvenator to attract and remove the magnetised mask. The mask is made with montecatini clay, which is rich in minerals that are key to maintaining healthy skin. Additionally, the infusion head of the Skin Rejuvenator aids in the absorption of the serum that remains, thanks to its Auto Skin Search system.