With we live through the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a face covering over our nose and mouth has become commonplace, and we’re definitely into making a fashion statement with 2020's hottest (sometimes literally) required accessory. There are funny masks to show your sense of humour, designer masks and stylish masks that you can find at some of your favourite high street shops. And we’ve also spotted a very special cloth mask solution if you have sensitive skin or are worried about maskne, the acne caused by wearing face coverings: silk face masks.
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Experts also say that face coverings made of silk are the best to wear if you have problem skin or are worried about the dreaded maskne. Silk face masks are also gentler on your skin compared with polyester or other types of face masks, and are more breathable than multi-layer cotton. Then there's the touchability factor – silk masks are decidedly more luxurious.
Beverly Hills Silk Mask 3-Piece Collection, £21.99, Amazon
From lingerie brands to designer labels, here is an edit of our favourite silk masks...
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One of the earliest silk face masks we spotted this spring were beautiful 100 percent silk masks from indie brand specialists Wolf & Badger, known for their roster of sustainable and ethical labels.
The silk masks by GISY, a label created by designers Gijs Voogt, from the Netherlands, and Yen Voogt, from Vietnam, are available as a single, in a set of three, or a set of six. The face coverings also come in a host of colours and prints, and are made from a double layer of handwoven silk ethically sourced in Vietnam.
GISY Pure Silk Face Mask, more colours available, £31, Wolf & Badger
A beautiful triple layer face mask with filter pocket made from 100 per cent Italian silk in London
Silk face mask, £22.99, Etsy
You can even find silk face masks – like these 4.5-star face coverings – on Amazon
Mulberry silk face mask with nose wire, £18.99 each, Amazon
Love a good neutral? You'll find this double-layer Mulberry silk face mask – available in beige, black and leopard print – on eBay
Silk face mask, £9.90, eBay
If you like these 100 per cent Mulberry silk masks, you'll probably like the matching scrunchies too!
Silk face mask, £14, The Big Silk
A lovely dark floral is a great winter look
Silk floral face mask, was £39.99 NOW £31.99 , Etsy
This 100% silk face mask by Emily Carter has an even more luxurious vibe thanks to a rich baroque print
Emily Carter silk face mask, £40, Selfridges
Jennifer Aniston loves Wolford face masks – this popular version of the simple and chic mask is 100 per cent silk
Wolford Cares Silk Mask £30, Wolford
If you prefer a simple silk mask with cotton lining, Slip's silk mask is the one for you. It also comes in leopard print
Slip pin-tucked silk face mask in pink, more colours available, £39, Amara
Rixo's floral face masks are made from recycled materials in an ultra-soft silk-cotton blend
Hope floral-print recycled silk-blend face covering, £26, Selfridges
For an organic, eco-friendly choice and to support a smaller brand, One Imaginary Girl is an indie designer who creates quirky and fun silk masks with a cotton lining
One Imaginary Girl silk face mask in original 'Social Distance' print, £35, Wolf & Badger
One Imaginary Girl pleated silk charmeuse face mask with ruffle detail, £46, Wolf & Badger
If you're looking to buy silk face masks in a pack or set GISY's soft silk face masks also come in a set of six
GISY face mask set of 6, more colour combos available, £126, Wolf & Badger
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