Bronwyn Isaac
January 25, 2017 4:19 pm
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It would feel like an exercise in futility to deny the fact that the world is deeply stressful right now, especially if you’re keyed into American politics. The combination of the world at large and personal issues can quickly wear our bodies down, so, we’ve gathered 9 face masks you can try as part of your updated self-care routine.

Even if you’re too busy to sit back and truly soak in the face mask of choice, you can put one on while you clean your house or tend to emails or stare into the abyss. It’s okay, we’re here, feeling many of the same feelings and lending some affordable skin care suggestions. So, sit back, relax, and let us do the researching.

The Lotus Face Mask from Sephora, $6


This will soothe away the stress of your week with gentle paraben-free floral notes, and the collection of sheet masks from Sephora come in other flavors including: Green Tea, Avocado, Algae, Orchid, Pomegranate, Rose and Pearl so if you love this one, you can collect them all.

Timeless Fermented Snail Hydrogel Mask from TONYMOLY, $9


While the concept of putting snail gel on your face might sound bizarre, the slime is filled with hyaluronic acid and glycoprotein which helps your face retain moisture. So, why not give it a whirl?

I’m Real Rice Mask Sheet from TONYMOLY, $4


If you’ve been suffering a bout of breakouts due to life stress, this affordable rice mask from Tony Moly will help soothe and brighten your skin.

The Rubber Mask (set of 4) from Dr Jart, $45

Dr Jart

At first glance, this may seem far more expensive than the other options. But if you consider the fact that you’ll get four separate masks, each with a purpose, and each of them with the ability to make you look like a nightmare baby, all is well.

Carribean Coconut Calming Mask (5 pack) from Leaders, $10


This pack of coconut sheet masks is particularly suited for sensitive skin, so if you’re stressed out but don’t wanna further stress your skin with the wrong mask — this is a safe(r) bet.

24k Gold Radiance Mask from Miss Spa, $4

Miss Spa

It’s likely you’ve caught wind of the trending exorbitantly priced 24k gold mask that Victoria’s Secret models swear by. But now, you can try the luxe gold flakes on your own face for much less money. This relieves stress on multiple levels.

Original Retexturing Mask with Rose Clay from Origins, $26


This soothing mask combines Mediterranean rose clay, Canadian willowherb and Persian silk tree to soothe your weeping pores when you’ve been carrying the weight of the world all week.

Aztec Secret Health Healing Clay from Thrive Market, $5

Thrive Market

This mask will last you FOREVER, and truly sucks the gunk out of your pores without drying it out. Plus, it feels cool knowing that the tightening clay is working to clean up your face.

Tea Tree Face Mask from The Body Shop, $17

The Body Shop

This mask will (hopefully) make your face tingle with relief as the mixture of tea tree oil, lemon oil, and tamanu oil chill you the hell out.

Hopefully, one or more of these suggestions can at least point you in the direction of some rest and relaxation, breathing is essential.