Let’s talk about FACE MASKS! I am always masking. Especially in the winter when my skin tends to get dry, tight, and rough. So my skincare routine becomes ALL ABOUT exfoliation and hydration and the best way to do that is with a mask (or a double mask!) Today I’m highlighting five masks that leave my skin smooth, soft, and glowy.
My Favorite Face Masks for Winter
Two Great Detox Masks.
I like to do one of these, followed by one of the hydrating masks I talk about below.
I love this mask. Love it. I had a friend try it and find it very drying (which I was shocked by as I found it to be one of the more hydrating detox masks I’ve tried). It smells a little like green juice and is packed with the sort of ingredients you eat when you want to give yourself a detox (wheatgrass, avocado, chia seeds). It tingles and purifies, but also softens and hydrates. I like it because it’s one of the few masks I’ve tried that manages to deep clean and brighten while also soften.
This mask is one of my absolute favorites right now. I love how it tingles and puffs up (it oxygenates on the skin and fizzes up and gets all bubbly), which I love. That being said it is still super gentle. It gets skin nice and clean without stripping.
Three Fantastic Moisturizing Masks.
Three of my favorite hydrating masks. They’re great on their own or after a detoxifying mask. These are in order of hydration benefits; I personally find the Tata Harper mask to be the most hydrating although the other two are also super hydrating.
This mask is another all time favorite/holy grail. I wrote a more thorough review of it here. My favorite way to use this one is on the airplane or after a more detoxifying/clarifying treatment (either of the two above). This one is different from the others as you can just wipe it off with a tissue; no need to rinse!
I have been talking about Clark’s Botanicals forever but also love this mask so much. It’s super hydrating and leaves my skin ultra soft. I leave this one on for as long as possible (like an entire episode of The Bachelor) for extremely soft, hydrated skin. My favorite time to use this is when I’ve been traveling a lot; or when I get home after a long flight. It’s the best way to quench dehydrated skin.
I looooove this mask. It’s definitely a “special occasion” mask as it’s pretty expensive. I wrote a more thorough review of this mask; what makes this one special is that it’s packed with skin plumping hyaluronic acid. For a really indulgent experience, do Tata’s resurfacing mask and then this one afterward.
photography by Carter Fish.