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These Masks Will Make Your Dull, Dry Winter Skin Come Alive Again

These Masks Will Make Your Dull, Dry Winter Skin Come Alive Again

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.

GLAMGLOW Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment

If you’re seeking extreme hydration then look no further than GLAMGLOW Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment. Specially formulated to combat dry skin and restore a peachy glow, this cult-favourite treatment promises immediate results and continued improvement. Hyaluronic acid provides deep and lasting hydration whilst natural extracts work to condition skin and boost radiance.

How to use: Use 2-3 times per week or when skin is in need of extra hydration. Apply an even layer to clean dry skin and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Massage the remaining product into skin.

Chantecaille Fuit & Flower Acid Mask

Chantecaille Fuit & Flower Acid Mask is a gentle, re-texturising mask formulated with the fruit and flower acids of grapefruit and hibiscus. Fast-acting, this luxury treatment works to dissolve skin’s keratin, eliminating dead skin cells and revealing fresh skin that is immediately smoothed and protected. Suitable for all skin types, this iconic product promises a fresh, smooth and glowing complexion after as little as the first use.

How to use: Apply a generous layer onto clean skin. Leave on from 3-10 minutes. Gently sponge off with lukewarm water.

DECLÉOR Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Hydrating Sleeping Mask

DECLÉOR Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Hydrating Sleeping Mask is a lightweight, gel face mask that glides effortlessly onto the visage and works tirelessly whilst skin is most receptive to repair. Fortified with a skin-loving blend of Sweet Orange and Citrus Aurantium Dulcis. this cult product is able to reduce the appearance of dark spots and skin blemishes to leave the visage clear and uniform. Expect to wake to a refreshed complexion where skin is visibly recharged, bright and dewy.

How to use: Apply a thin layer to a perfectly cleansed skin and leave it throughout the night. Use 2-3 times a week.

Caudalie Moisturising Mask

Caudalie Moisturising Mask works by instantly soothing and hydrating skin to leave it silky smooth and effectively nourished. Suitable for all skin types, its lightweight, creamy formula intensely moisturises skin to provide a plumped appearance.

How to use: Apply twice a week to the face and around the eyes. Leave for 15 minutes, then remove the excess with water or by using a cotton pad.

Skin Republic Glow Getter

Delivering nutrients and intense moisture, Skin Republic Glow Getter is dedicated to illuminating and hydrating the complexion. Combining extracts of Coffee Bean with Vitamin E and Rosa Centifolia, this cult-favourite mask performs a tightening and brightening effect without drying skin. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it helps fight free radical damage and slows down signs of ageing. Allantoin and Liquorice work in tandem to lock in moisture and restore suppleness and youthful vitality.

How to use: Place mask on clean, dry skin. Leave for 15-20 minutes and remove. Massage the remaining product into skin.