I don't know about you, but my skin is taking a BEATING this winter. No matter what types of cleansers, exfoliators, serums and moisturizers I'm attacking it with, it just keeps retaliating with a vengeance. Well, now I'm taking drastic action ... in the form of these three face masks. Each is extremely different in texture, appearance and application, but they all have one thing in common -- they're keeping the dryness and dehydration at bay. Read on to find out which three masks made the cut.
I have to admit, I am normally very afraid of peels. I've had some bad experiences with them in the past, and my skin is so sensitive that I tend to stay away from anything too drastic. But this mask, with its built-in peel properties, does nothing but make my skin look and feel incredible! This is thanks to the aforementioned pumpkin enzyme, but also because of Vitamins A and C, grapeseed extracts, and a blend of white, red and green tea extracts. It tingles just a bit while on the skin, but not in an uncomfortable or stinging way. Plus, the pumpkin scent is DELICIOUS. The only problem with this mask is that I was so hungry after application that it took all my willpower not to lick it off!
$78 at junejacobs.com
A mask that promises to hydrate the skin in only two minutes? I really didn't think it could be done ... and then I tried this miracle worker. It's similar to the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask in that it turns from a gel into a foam upon contact with the skin. After a delightful two minutes of tingly sensations, wipe off the excess and voila! Your skin will look refreshed, rejuvenated and, most importantly, hydrated.
$50 at bluemercury.com
This is the most typical face mask out of the three. Slather on the rich formula (it's created with camphor, almond and kaolin clay), let it sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes, remove ... and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the difference looking back at you out of the mirror. The mask works to cleanse and hydrate without drying out the skin, and it even helps to calm irritation and redness (both unfortunate winter side effects for me in particular!).
$50 at beauty.com