Winter is particularly harsh as cold, low humidity air can cause skin to dry out and become itchy, cracked and irritated. Temperature and humidity changes can really affect the way your skin looks and behaves. Cold air also tightens pores, reduces circulation, and reduces sebum production. Low humidity, hot showers, and central heat also contribute to skin dehydration, which is why it’s so important to create a winter-specific regimen to soothe weather-worn skin.
Face masks can play an important supporting role when you’re dealing with dry skin, dehydrated skin, or oily skin and want to do everything possible to help. The ultimate DIY self-care, skin care face masks are a great way to supercharge your skin care routine. With the cooler winter weather setting in, now is the perfect opportunity to replenish a dull complexion or focus on rejuvenating specific problem areas with one of our Winter Time Skin Care Face Masks.
What Face Mask is Best for My Skin Type?
If you already have a great complexion, a face mask may not be an essential part of your skin care routine; however, even if your facial skin generally looks fantastic, a face mask can still be useful for those times when skin looks and feels less than optimal.
Regardless of your skin type or concerns, the best face masks are loaded with beneficial ingredients (such as antioxidants, emollients, and humectants), come in opaque, air-restrictive packaging (to prolong stability), and avoid ingredients that are drying or irritating (including denatured alcohol, fragrance, and essential oils.)
Hydrating Masks – Sleep Masks – Overnight Masks
The goal of a “sleep mask” is to lock in hydration and add anti-aging benefits. Keeping the beneficial ingredients on your skin longer than a traditional, rinse-off mask means they have more time to work, making them more effective. Hence, a mask that can be applied at bedtime and left on overnight whilst it delivers the optimal benefits. Depending on how dry your skin is, when using an overnight mask, you may find that you don’t need to use your regular nighttime moisturiser, but those with very dry skin may still want to double up on both.
For Hydration to tackle dry, dehydrated skin concerns, our go-to is the nourishing Aspect™ Probiotic Mask. Formulated with a blend of vitamins, antioxidants and shea butter, this luxurious mask:
- Delivers nutrients to the skin
- Protects skin from external free radicals
- Soothes and hydrates
Charcoal Masks – Clay Masks
Charcoal and clay have unique absorbent properties, and their gentle drawing action can help dislodge debris from congested pores. A well-formulated charcoal face mask or clay mask will leave your skin shine-free, but not dried out. Oil-absorbing face masks can be extremely beneficial for excessively oily, clog-prone skin or a shiny T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin).
For Oily or Congested skin, our go to is the CosMedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask.
- Cleanses the skin from pollutants.
- Detoxifies skin, drawing out oil and impurities.
- Helps to dry out hormonal breakouts during pregnancy or puberty.
- Helps achieve a clearer, brighter complexion.
- Made from all natural botanical extracts.
- Free from chemicals, synthetic ingredients, parabens, sulphates, silicons, PEG’s and synthetic colours.
Antioxidant Hydration Masks
If your skin needs an all-round “pick me up”, look no further than the Aspect Hydrating Mask.
Rehab for dry, stressed skin. This luxurious mask contains a blend of hydrating ingredients and antioxidants to help combat the visible signs of aging. This mask:
- Antioxidant protection
- Increases moisture content
NOTE: This product is NOT SUITABLE for use during pregnancy or whilst lactating – Contains Vitamin A
Peptide Gel Masks – for tired dull skin
To refresh and invigorate tired skin, the Rejuvenating Peptide Gel Mask from Societe® is already a favourite. We love the Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Mask so much, we recommend them for anytime the skin needs an instant hydration boost! Ingredients activated by skin temperature, the masks rapidly minimise dehydrated skin & improve self moisturising ability. A multipurpose, intense rejuvenation gel mask that is;
- Ideal for all skin types
- Transparent and comfortable sheet mask with high adhesion
- Perfect to use post-procedure or on sensitised skin
- Hydrates and plumps dehydrated and stressed skin
- Cooling-plant based stem cells to boost and support
- Barrier strengthening properties to restore and help the healing process
- Reduces puffiness and redness
- Polypeptides help to rebuild your skin
- Hyaluronic acid infuses the skin with moisture, leaving it plump and fresh
DIY Masks – Mix your favourite serums with a gel base to make your own mask
Some other notable mentions are:
Bio-Shape Firming Mask | Aspect™
Restore Mask | Cosmedix®
Choose a mask that best suits your needs for optimal results. To explore our ranges click here.