Three signs, your face knows it is winter: your foundation is not going on smoothly, skin feels physically dehydrated, and daily moisturizer is not living up to its’ duties. If any of the previously mentioned symptoms of winter weather is causing dismay on your precious face, than a hydration mask may be the answer to your worries. In essence, a hydration mask provides instant comfort, radiance and a powerful boost of much needed nourishment.
To get the most out of your chosen hydration mask, choose one or two days during the week to treat yourself to a quick at home facial. First cleanse the skin like normal and follow with an exfoliant to boost circulation. Next, rinse the scrub and apply about a quarter size of the mask on a clean face; leave on for about ten minutes. This combination of a face scrub and mask will offer a fresh, glowing youthful skin that will look beautiful even before makeup application.
Here are a few hydration masks to soothe dull winter skin.
Dior Hydralife Beauty Awakening Rehydrating Mask ($40)
From oily to very dry skin, the award winning Hydralife technology will circulate water at all levels of the skin to instantly calm irritatation. Made with a blend of floral waters from black rose, centella and jisten, this uplifting mask makes a quick fix to boost the skins appearance. Apply all over the face, leave on for ten minutes and massage excess product into the skin.
Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask ($79)
Although a bit pricey, this luxurious mask made of 91% botanical ingredients gives an instant and long term hydration thanks to pure rosewater. Use to appease jet lagged skin from holiday travel or to comfort especially in skin suffering from dry patches. Layer on the face and let the mask penetrate the skin for ten to fifteen minutes and gently remove with cotton pads. For further nourishment, this mask may also be used as an overnight treatment once a week.
Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48)
New from Korres, is a mask that will both hydrate and brighten the complexion. Enriched with Vitamin C and wild rose oil, this overnight treatment will give the illusion of a face that enjoyed a full night’s sleep. After cleansing apply generously over the face and enjoy an increase in skin luminosity from a potent cocktail of 95 % natural antioxidant rich ingredients.