I know that winter hasn't technically arrived, but my skin sure thinks it has. I've had to double down and really amp up my moisturization game to keep it from drying out and shriveling up. I've found myself going back to four masks in my collection over and over to help repair, soothe, and maintain my skin's moisture levels.
Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask* | First things first, I love this mask the most in winter because it smells like hot chocolate. But other than that, it's a beautifully moisturizing mask that leaves the skin super smooth and pillowy. This is one I love to use when my skin is so dry that I get flaky patches - this is one of the only masks I have that will get rid of the flakes and then keep them at bay. It has cocoa microcapsules that burst as you massage in the mask, changing the color from an off-white to a deep brown. I love this visual cue that you're ready to sit and relax, and the extra facial massage is great, too.
Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask | This is the one I go to when I need an instant hit of moisture and radiance. I've mentioned my love of the Moon Mask a million times before, so I'll keep it brief, but my skin just drinks this stuff up. My favorite time to use it is on a cozy weekend morning - I like to apply a thin-ish layer and let it sit for hours while I do things around the house. Once I wash it off, my skin is so plump and absolutely glowing. I love that it not only contains super moisturizing ingredients like squalane, sweet almond oil, and honey, but also brightening ingredients like licorice root and lemon extracts.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Nightly Re.Pair Mask* | This is the newest addition to my collection of masks, and I'm already really seeing benefits from it. This mask is packaged in a set of 30 individual packets that you're meant to use every night as the last step of your skincare routine, but I tend to skip a night or two just to stretch them a bit. The packets contain the perfect amount of product for one use (at least for my big head), so I like that I'm not having to leave open packets around to collect bacteria. It has a thick, balmy texture that I can still feel on my skin come morning - I've been going through a phase of just swiping my skin with toner in the morning, but after I use this mask I definitely need to wash it to get the mask off. I like that it sticks around all night to moisturize and soothe my skin. It feels incredibly healing from the get-go, and it will for sure be the perfect product to soothe wind-burned skin once it gets even colder.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask | When I'm not using the Cicapair mask, I've been slapping on the cult favorite Water Sleeping Mask by Laneige as the last step of my skincare routine before bed. This is insanely hydrating despite feeling super lightweight. I wake up to smooth, fully hydrated skin that's not greasy or filmy. This is always the one I turn to if my skin is feeling dehydrated - it sorts that out right away. It's super cooling and refreshing on the skin, too, so it's the perfect last step after massaging all my other products into my skin. This is one I'll definitely go and repurchase once I run out - it's become an everyday staple!
What masks will be your go-to's this winter?
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