5 Brightening Masks That Give Instant Results
Patience may be a virtue, but when it comes to skin care, it isn’t always practical to exercise that patience. Sometimes you just want instant results. And that’s why we’re thankful that it isn’t every product that makes you wait to see a difference in your skin. There are a multitude of face masks that will have your skin looking radiant immediately. We found four of the best brightening face masks—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—which work instantly.
Brightening Mask #1: L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask
Charcoal face masks are as popular as ever, with good reason, since they can offer instant results. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, which is formulated with pure clays and charcoal, draws out build-up, reduces dull skin and increase luminosity, refreshes skin and allows it to breathe. All it takes is 10-15 minutes and immediately after using you’ll see skin that looks brighter with a healthy glow.
Brightening Mask #2: Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask
Using a face mask doesn’t have to be reserved for the evening hours. You can use adding a mask into your morning routine to your advantage, and pick one that will help wake up your tired-looking skin. The Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask is a prime pick. Referred to as the “instant facial”, it brightens and energizes the look of dull, fatigued skin to restore a healthy, rosy appearance. After you slip out of bed in the AM, apply a visible layer to clean skin. Allow it to dry for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and massage skin in gentle, circular motions to exfoliate.
Brightening Mask #4: Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask
The Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask is formulated to brighten dull skin through a double-peel action: a chemical action with AHA to remove dead cells and a mechanical action with rock of volcanic origin to gently exfoliate. Instantly tone looks fresher and more radiant. In fact, you can break out this mask one to two times a week, letting it sit on your skin for five minutes before massaging it in and rinsing off.
Brightening Mask #5: Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask
If you love the radiant look you’re left with after using Lancôme’s classic Génifique serum, there’s no doubt you’ll be a fan of the Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask. Each and every sheet mask is formulated with half a bottle of the beloved serum, delivering a hydrating, spa-like treatment—and a noticeably more radiant complexion. Save this brightening option for when you aren’t in a rush, as you’ll want to leave it on for 20 minutes for maximum effectiveness. To make use of that time, apply a hair mask or kick up your feet with a cup of tea, anything to elevate your “spa” experience. When it comes time to pull off the mask, all you have to do is gently massage the serum residue into your skin.