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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.