I love a good skin-care routine, and it's usually super relaxing to spend 20 minutes layering various treatments, serums, and creams. But on days I apply a face mask, it can sometimes seem like it'll be an eternity before my head can hit the pillow— those extra minutes waiting for it to dry can really add up. And if you too feel like you occasionally need a more streamlined routine, a face mask you can do in under five minutes is just the ticket.
I mean, let's be honest. Yes, sometimes those masks that need to sit for a good 30 minutes can help you unwind and de-stress. But other times when you want the treatment but not the hassle, you just need a lazy-girl-friendly option. Maybe that comes in the form of an overnight mask that you can slather on just before you fall asleep. But if you don't want to worry about accidentally smearing some of your mask on your pillow if you roll over in the middle of the night, or need ingredients that are typically stronger than ones that are safe to leave on overnight (like an exfoliant), a five-minute mask is the way to go. So if you want a treatment that will barely add to the length of your skin regimen but still deliver results, here are 10 to try:
This charcoal mask heats on contact to open pores and draw out impurities in just one minute. Plus the single-use packets are totally travel-friendly.
Detoxify and deep clean with this creamy, clay mask that foams up and is ready to rinse clean in under five minutes.
In just one minute you can smooth, tone, and firm skin with this 10-percent vitamin C mask.
Perfect for all skin types, this gentle mask will plump and nourish the skin in only three minutes.
Target dullness, uneven texture, and fine lines with this three-minute, oxygenating facial.
Soothe blemish-prone skin in five minutes with this clay mask that absorbs excess oil and unclogs pores.
Skin will look healthy and hydrated with this hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5-infused sheet mask that you only need to wear for five minutes.
Three to five minutes is all it takes to restore softness and radiance with this moisturizing, clay mask.
Clear toxins and debris from your skin in three minutes with this mask that will leave pores looking smaller and skin feeling balanced.
Slough off dead skin-cells while moisturizing your skin with this multitasking, exfoliating treatment that only needs two to five minutes to work.
Because sometimes you only have a few minutes for a facial.