5 Hydrating Masks for Cold Weather

Winter is just around the corner, and that means dry skin is inevitably coming. Cold weather always wreaks havoc on my skin, so arming myself with moisturizing masks at the first sign of frost is a necessity every year. As always, there are five that are totally floating my boat this season.

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If you want baby-soft, glowing skin, then the Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask is the one for you. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like sweet almond oil, plant-derived squalane, aloe, honey, and hyaluronic acid, as well as licorice root and lemon fruit extract to brighten the skin. This leaves the skin feeling so pillowy and hydrated, and it’s perfect pre-makeup application. I like to put a thick layer of this on and let it sink in for a few hours if I’m just hanging around the house, and my skin always thanks me for it.

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Another long-loved favorite that gets brought out every winter is the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask. This was once a super hyped product, and while the hype has died down, it’s still a phenomenal face mask. I love using honey masks, as they not only soothe and deeply nourish the skin, but also ward off blemishes because of honey’s natural antibacterial qualities. This leaves my skin with such a beautiful glow for literal days after I use it, brings down redness, and soothes breakouts - it can really do it all.

The Fresh Rose Face Mask is the way to go if central heating is not only drying your skin out, but also leaving you a little irritated. Real rose petals and rosewater help to soothe and tone stressed skin, making it my go-to for winter. It’s a lightweight gel, so it’s another one that can be left on for awhile, even overnight. It’s even gentle enough to use everyday, which I’m sure I’ll be doing once the temperatures creep even lower.

If you’ve been wanting to try an overnight mask but are worried about it feeling too heavy, then definitely take a look at the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. It has a gel-cream texture and almost forms a non-sticky, breathable film over the skin to lock in all your other products but not transfer to your pillow as you sleep. This has been keeping my skin so plump and hydrated for the past few weeks, and I can’t stop using it. It works overnight to quench and brighten the skin with Hydro Ionized Mineral Water and apricot and evening primrose extracts. The price point is great too for a large amount of product.

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The last mask to round out my top five is the Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask. This is the one to reach for if you really do want your overnight mask to pack a punch. This is a super rich cream consistency that smooths and heals dry patches overnight. It really firms and quenches the skin, and once the weather gets downright frigid I’ll be switching from the Laneige to this. It can feel a bit heavy, so definitely start with a pea-sized amount and add more from there. But the results come morning are absolutely stunning. Plus the scent is mouth-watering - like peaches and cream!

What are your favorite hydrating masks?

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