With the colder weather setting in my skin is getting dryer and dryer and is in definite need of some TLC. Face masks do lots of different things. Here’s a few of my current favourites and why they’re great for this cold weather.
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Paper Mask
Sheet masks are amazing for an instant boost of hydration. They look hilarious when you have one on but your skin looks and feels amazing when you remove it. This cucumber one from ‘Yes to’ is perfect for soothing your skin. I like to use one like this when I’ve been outside a lot (normally on pesky playground duty!) so my skin has been majorly dried out from the wind. This sheet mask cools and soothes it and gives it a much needed boost!
REN Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask*
I have a full review on the REN Ultra Comforting Rescue mask, it’s been a firm favourite ever since I got it. It’s similar to the cucumber sheet mask in the sense that it’s very soothing. This has a very creamy, thick texture. You apply it and leave it on for around fifteen/twenty minutes and then rinse it off with warm water and a cloth. My skin feels so insanely soft, hydrated and soothed every time I use this. It’s a little on the pricey side for a mask but it lasts ages and is well worth it in my opinion!
The Body Shop Tea tree Anti-Imperfection Night
I’ve mentioned this in both my recent The Body Shop post and my September Favourites and I just can’t get enough of it! This mask is perfect for clearing spots. It has a jelly like texture and feels very cooling when applied. You put it on just before going to sleep on any active breakouts or areas where you normally get breakouts and when you wake up in the morning they’ll have either gone down considerably or disappeared completely! A must have for autumn as my skin tends to breakout a lot around this time of year.
Masque Bar Collagen Peel-Off Modelling Mask*
This is a new mask to my collection and I was so intrigued by it when it landed on my door step. I looked up a few reviews and they advised using only half the powder as you get an awful lot of product in the pot. You mix it with water using the little spoon and apply the paste to your skin, leave it on for twenty minutes (and watch with amazement as it turns to rubber!) My face felt so soft and moisturised after using this, I can’t wait to use the other half and definitely want to try the other ones in the range.
Bloomtown Botanicals – The Spring*
The final mask I just had to include is this blue clay and indigo mask from one of my favourite natural brands Bloomtown Botanicals. I did a post on Bloomtown’s eco gift sets months ago and this mask was one of the items in my set. The clay deeply cleanses your skin, it’s perfect for unclogging pores! ‘The Spring’ products are made especially for sensitive skin so they’re unscented and don’t aggravate your skin. I mainly apply this to my tzone area. My favourite thing about this masks is the fact it doesn’t dry out so it doesn’t take away any moisture from your skin.
I’ve been alternating these five masks depending on what way my skin is and they’re doing it the world of good. Have you tried any of these masks before? Does your skin get insanely dry in the autumn and winter like mine?