If winter weather is taking a toll on your pretty porcelain skin, it’s time to up the beauty treatment ante. Nothing cures all worries (dry skin, a pimple … breakups …) like a soothing mask that actually does what it’s supposed to do! Because let’s face it — we love face masks and all of the benefits that come with these goopy, runny, velvety, creamy concoctions. Why not enjoy all they have to offer, especially during those particularly cold months where record low temperatures and windburn wreak havoc on your complexion. To treat your seasonally irritated and flaking skin, we’ve rounded up some of the BEST masks to get you through this harsh winter, unscathed!
Quickly cure your winter woes with a fast-acting facial mask geared to pump your skin with intense moisture and hydration through the use of vitamins and plant extracts. Just apply these creamy or gel-textured treatments for a few minutes once or twice a week and your skin won’t know what season it is!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask. Dry skin is NOT comfortable. Give your face the break it oh-so deserves with a rich and creamy slather of antioxidants. Gentle enough to be used daily, this flake-free formula contains fair trade, organic soya oil for utmost moisture and protection against the elements.
La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Mask. The hydrating power of hyaluronic acid and thermal spring water can banish any winter skin irritants that blow your way! Filled with natural antioxidants, this gel-cream texture can instantly soothe and comfort your dry and dehydrated visage … just be sure to apply it to your face AND neck!
Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask. This oatmeal and banana mask may look and smell like a healthy porridge breakfast, but it’s actually a calming treatment meant to nourish dry and flaky winter skin. Just apply it for 10 minutes when you’re in need of some extra moisture and wash off for soft and sweet-smelling skin!
Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask. Because skin damage occurs even in the winter due to the sun’s reflection off of the snow, Vitamin C is an essential ingredient in reducing the signs of dark spots caused by UV rays. This gentle facial mask leaves skin feeling hydrated for 24 hours and treats dullness for a brighter and more even-toned complexion.
Treat While You Sleep
For those who just don’t have the time to partake in the whole facial masking experience, you don’t have to miss out on radiant winter skin! Take beauty sleep to a whole other level and wake up to a supple and deeply hydrated complexion by using an overnight treatment instead.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque. Way to sleep and treat yourself at the same time! With ingredients that pull essential moisture into the skin, you’ll notice an improvement in plumpness, texture and elasticity with regular use by the time you wake up! No more dreary winter skin here!
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask. With major moisture and anti-aging benefits in one, this overnight treatment improves the definition of facial contours and firmness while the creamy texture restores hydration and revitalizes dehydrated skin. Using this mask every evening will help you land that winter glow you’ve been dreaming of!
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa. The thermal spa water, conditioning oils and creamy-gel texture of this nighttime mask make it ideal for treating sensitized skin thanks to the chilly temps! You’ll wake up to a fresh-feeling face that not only treats dry skin, but protects against it.
What’s your favorite winter weather facial mask? Let us know in the comments below!
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