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A mask for all seasons

Face masks are generally seen as a bit of a luxury, something to do on those rare moments when everyone is out of the house and the bath is brimming with bubbles. I used to sit very soundly in this camp, but every skin expert I talk to extolls the wonders of bi-weekly face masks. For my dry skin I do one for extracting impurities and loosening pore plugs that could become spots – Borghese Fango Mud masks are the Dysons of the mask world; one for brightening, with a little chemical exfoliation – Oskia Renassance Mask is outstanding; and a one to deliver a super-nutrient shot of hydration – Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Repair Mask is the one our experts loved the most for this.

Three masks a week is probably a little much for most, each one of these is a stand alone product and they leave my skin looking a lot younger/clearer than it should with my inner-city, stress-filled lifestyle.

All of the Borghese Fango muds are designed to use on your face and body (they come in 250ml & 500ml), and they have just brought out a new mask called Fango Ferma which firms the skin wherever you place it. A perfect quick fix to tone your body before you head off on holiday.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…