As the chilly weather sets in it can play havoc on your skin. If it’s not the icy breeze that hits you as you open the back door, it’s the central heating and roaring fires sucking the moisture out of our skin, leaving it dry, flaky and red.
The light moisturisers you used over the summer cannot be expected to cut it anymore, so you need to up your skincare routine during the winter to ensure your skin is in top condition.
Asides from using a heavier moisturiser, a facial mask is one of the best ways to give your skin an instant hydrating boost. Here are six of the best masks to restore moisture in your skin and get you back on track so you don’t constantly look like you’ve just blown every blood vessel in your face in a sneezing fit.
Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask
The shea butter and apricot oil in this Liz Earle Mask (€21.50) adds plenty of hydration while the lovely scents of geranium and rose bring a spa experience to the entire routine.
Decléor Paris Hydra Floral Multi-Protection Masque
Probably one of the best moisture masks out there, this Decléor Hydra Floral mask combines the best of the French brands botanical and technical expertise. The creamy textures melts into an oil when applied to the skin aiding absorption and it’s kind to sensitive skin. Pick it up in speciality salons and pharmacies around Ireland.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture
This Body Shop Sink In Moisture Mask (€22.50) is a real beauty budget buster. It’s simple and effective while also being kind to your wallet. Just slather it on your face and leave for ten minutes then whip off the excess. This mask if perfect for hydrating your skin prior to make-up.
Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask
Ideal for restoring freshness to dry, tired looking skin, we love this Clarins Super Restorative mask (€40.80) because it applies like a dream and it works its magic in under ten minutes.
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
SK-II is an A-list heavy hitter as the Pitera concentration leaves skin plump, radiant and hydrated. It may be a little on the expensive side but worth every penny and you can buy it by the sachet.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Masque
Frequently recommended one of the best value moisture masks on the market, this Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Masque (€30) gives you excellent value for money at only €30. Makes for the perfect gift for any woman in your life and it’ll be a product they’ll be recommending to their friends in no time.