It seems like my skin has some sort of multiple personality disorder. In the summer, my skin is like an oil slick. However, the colder weather is wrecking my skin. It is dry, flakey, and dull. If you like me want to cure your winter skin, you should check out these five magic face masks.
I first noticed my ugly winter skin when I was applying my foundation. It really clung to all of my flakey dry patches. It was not cute. If you’re facing similar issues then you should try OLEHENRIKSEN Moment of Truth Polishing Sugar Mask. This high rated mask is sure to cure your winter skin. For an added bonus you can pick up the 3 Step Professional Brightening System. I like to do the 3 step system, every few months to help remove excess dead skin.
While I don’t typically have a lot of acne, I do break out occasionally. If you have the occasional breakout or large pores you can use a mud mask to help clear congestion. Of course you don’t want to strip your skin and make it overly dry. While it is called an intensive wash-off treatment, the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding is a great mask to use in the winter. It helps remove impurities but it leaves the skin soft and hydrated.
If you love sheet masks and are looking for a general increase in hydration, the Karuna Hydrating Face Mask is a great option. It leaves the skin feeling great but does not leave any greasy residue.
One of the issues that makes me the most insecure is my rosacea. Even if you don’t have rosacea, the winter can cause your skin to look more red. Look for face masks that have aloe and avoid any masks with abrasive particles. To calm the skin and reduce redness try the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask.
Winter weather can also cause your skin to look dull and less luminous. If you want to look radiant again, you’ll want a mask that will exfoliate but also hydrate. For this you can’t beat the Lancome Illuminating and Purifying Exfoliating Mask. It exfoliates without stripping the skin and it leaves you looking so glowy.
Another thing to note is that you may not need to apply the mask as often as the directions say you should. Personally, I only apply a face mask once a week, but I have sensitive skin. You may find that your skin can handle multiple masks a week.