Mercury Retrograde Doesn’t Have To Mean Bad Skin


I’m no astrologist, but I know one thing for sure: Mercury retrograde is in full swing, and everything is out of whack. Although we can’t control the planet as it backspins until July 31st, there is one thing we can manage while retrograde hits its peak: our skin. As unwanted chaos surrounds us this month, we’re keeping our complexion calm with a carefully curated selection of calming face masks. Here’s our go-to’s for beating the retrograde blues.

 

Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Mask

Biossance

Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Mask

$48

Has your complexion lost its luster? Then you need a bit of Vitamin C in your life. Enter: this boosting mask, which contains the essential vitamin, plus squalane to brighten, hydrate, and calm your skin.  

 

Erno Laszlo Pore Cleansing Clay Mask

Erno Laszlo

Pore Cleansing Clay Mask

$48

We’re always fans of a quick detox—well, at least for our pores. This best-selling mask uses pink clay to suck out dirt and buildup in just 10 minutes.

 

Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask

Laneige

Cica Sleeping Mask

$32

Retrograde scaries are real, but at least this mask has us worrying  about one less thing: dryness. This mask works overnight so you can catch up on some beauty sleep (or catch up on an all-night Netflix binge), while giving your complexion a much-needed boost of hydration.

 

Sephora Collection Rose Sheet Mask

Sephora Collection

Rose Face Mask

$6

Ah, sheet masks: they’re quick, easy, and soothing to the soul—things we definitely need during retrograde. This sheet mask is fueled with the power of rose extract to moisturize and brighten your complexion in as little as 15 minutes. 

 

Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask

Herbivore Botanicals

Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask

$48

Need to realign your chakras and your complexion? Then allow me to introduce you to this refining face mask: It’s packed with exfoliating pineapple enzymes and tourmaline gemstone.

 

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask

Drunk Elephant

T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask

$80

For a more intense treatment, try picking up this best-selling mask. This personal favorite of mine ups the ante on average exfoliators with an intense blend of chemical exfoliants to rid your skin of any impurities. The result: a softer, smoother complexion.

 

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

Farmacy

Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

$56

If retrograde season is sucking the moisture out of your pores, then give your skin some love with this hydrating mask. It contains honey to plump things up, leaving a velvety-smooth feel instantly.

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