Our skin battles the elements every winter season. The change from the heat to the cold and back again means it needs extra attention.
Add any of these seven face masks to your Sunday night reset to keep your skin bright and moisturized this winter.
1. Origins Charcoal Mask
This charcoal mask gives your face that deep clean feeling—necessary after a weekend of wine and cheese. The thick mask immediately soaks into your skin, so you’ll quickly feel its cleansing effect.
Coat your face in a generous layer of black charcoal. When the mask begins to crack, wash it off with a warm facecloth. Your face will feel soft, smooth, and ready to tackle the week ahead.
2. GlamGlow Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Sheet Mask
GlamGlow’s sheet masks are perfect in a pinch when you don’t have a lot of time but could use a quick pampering.
Relax in this mask for 5-10 minutes—until your face is covered in a foamy lather—then remove and massage in the remaining residue. You’ll feel refreshed and hydrated after using this pore-friendly, bubbly mask.
3. Lush Rosy Cheeks
Its colour alone is enough to lift anyone’s mood, and it’s a foolproof mask for making your skin look relaxed. This soothing mask reduces blotchy redness—whether you just came in from the cold or are fighting one—with the help of ingredients such as kaolin, calamine, and Turkish rose oil.
Rosy cheeks removes dirt and nourishes and tones your face.
4. Korres Pomegranate
The sweet smell of pomegranate will breathe fresh life into your skin. AHAs and resurfacing enzymes revive your skin without causing unnecessary flaking. This peeling facial removes excess oils and feels super gentle on your skin without drying it out.
Korres Pomegranate face mask is a natural mask that purifies and minimizes pores, refines dull winter skin, and stimulates skin growth.
5. Fresh Vitamin Nectar
A brightening face mask is one we could all use during cold dark days. Ingredients such as crushed lemons, oranges, and clementines make this mask resemble a jam for your face, while hydroxy acids and vitamin B5, C, and E all boost skin so it shines bright all winter.
Unlike some masks, this one doesn’t end up as a dried paste. You get all the benefits of exfoliation without the scrubbing effect—a feeling we all want to avoid in the winter.
6. GlamGlow Hydrating
Another GlamGlow mask made the list—they’re worth the hype. The thirsty mud hydrating mask is just what you need to keep your skin moisturized in dry winter conditions.
It’s great for all skin types and can be used as an all over mask or for spot treatments on blemishes. Not only does this mask calm your skin, it leaves a cooling sensation on your face.
7. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2%
No cabinet is complete without a product from this cult-classic beauty brand, and like its other beauty products, it doesn’t disappoint. The Ordinary’s charcoal and clay mask removes impurities while reducing blackheads and blemishes.
Its powerhouse ingredient—salicylic acid—keeps breakout-prone skin under control, so it looks refreshed all day long.
Looking for other ways to protect your skin this winter? A scarf is a great accessory for keeping exposed skin safe from winter winds. You can shop designer accessories for less and pick up this silk Creations Jacques & Jacqueline scarf. It fits snugly tucked into a winter coat and shows off some serious style against a traditional peacoat.
What’s your favourite face mask? Let us know in the comments!
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