The fun parts of winter: Christmas dinner, champagne toasts and gift giving are sadly long gone. And now? We’re left with sobering resolutions, compromised bank accounts, and dry, flaky skin. But the good news is this: if your skin still feels tight and dry after feeding it a daily dose of moisturiser, then a hydrating mask may provide the added boost it needs.
Depending on your skin type, that may mean choosing an overnight mask made with intense hydrators and anti-ageing ingredients (a solid choice for some with very dry skin); a nourishing mask that also sweeps away dead skin cells (great for dull skin types); or opting for a formula that taps hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, which can re-establish skin’s water balance.
Whether they help bring out efficacy in your moisturiser or just give your skin the boost of hydration it needs to stop flaking, the following masks act like a big drink of water for your complexion — no matter what your skin type.