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From brightening to plumping: The 7 face masks Leigh Campbell is using in lockdown.

I live in Sydney and as you might know, we are in lockdown

Actually, there are lockdowns in place in a fair few locations around Australia. But not Melbourne. And to Melbourne I must say: I really am sorry, because when you guys were in lockdown and we weren't I thought I knew how it felt, but really I didn't. 

Now I do. 

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And with that apology comes a list of face masks I love. Because when the external world is all topsy turvy and the only thing you can really control is your immediate environment, I like to mask. 

It makes me feel like I’m in control, like I’m doing something productive.

So if you’re in lockdown - and even if you aren't - how about we all whack a face mask on this week and take 15 minutes out for ourselves in the name of self care, okay?

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask, $24.99

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This mask smells so bloody good (think delicious pumpkin pie) but that’s not the only reason I like it.

In 15 minutes you get a little tingle on, as it gently eats away at dead skin cells. Rinse and feel how smooth your face is. It’s a winner. 

Beaute Pacifique Instant Hydrating Mask, $73. 

If my skin needs a really, really big drink I use this mask, applying it on its own and sleeping in it overnight.

It’s amazing at adding back heaps of hydration, leaving your face plumper and more well-rested looking (even if you ain’t). 

Garnier Skin Active Niacinamide Kale Extract Ampoule Sheet Mask, $5.99

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I’m a combo girl so I love this sheet mask because it’s fast, cheap and effective at balancing while providing hydration. 

You only need to wear it for five minutes, and I reach for it when I’m feeling extra oily or congested. 

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Kiehl’s Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask, $38

If you've ever overdone it on the actives or have skin that likes to get red, tight or sensitive, this mask is for you. 

It has a subtle scent of honey, which makes sense because it’s formulated with some, along with aloe vera and calendula, all of which are known for their calming properties. It works. 

Retreatment Botanics Instant Glow Face Masque, $65

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This thick green clay-based mask has a bunch of AHAs inside, plus yummy antioxidants which work together to gently exfoliate but also brighten. 

Wear it for about 20 minutes, or until it sets, then gently wash away with warm water and a face cloth. Cue brighter skin!

Dr Aspect Lanazyme Micro Peel, $69

If you can't get in for a facial but still want an effective peel (without the risk of irritation), this mask is ace.

It uses fruit enzymes to resurface the skin - as you massage in the gel texture it munches away dead skin and debris. Wash it off for radiant skin, minus the salon visit.  

Gillette Skin Face Mask, $9.90

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One for the guys in your life… and yes, men can use any and all masks of course, but this one is specifically designed for those with facial hair. 

The dual mask has two pieces, the top works on oil control while the bottom nourishes and soothes. My husband is sick for it.

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