My skin knows that winter is coming before I do. My typically oily-combination complexion suddenly starts to dry up, devoid of all moisture thanks to plummeting temperatures (followed by subsequent days in front of the heater). But right on cue, I know that ’tis the season to start swapping out my favourite oil-regulating clay masks for deeply hydrating iterations to satiate my thirsty skin.
In my time as a beauty editor I’ve tried a lot of different skin treatments, but these are the face masks I currently have on high rotation. They’re great for dry or dehydrated skin concerns, but they’re also nourishing enough to use all year round on most skin types.
Aspect Probiotic Mask, $62 SHOP NOW
I’ve been using this mask for years because it’s the best all-rounder. Whether my skin is dry or just looking a little dull, Aspect’s Probiotic Mask never fails to deliver, and the turnaround is swift. You can apply it for 10 minutes to see the difference, or leave it on overnight for a more intensive treatment.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Deep Hydrating Face Mask, $171 SHOP NOW
A pricey one yes, but it really does work. The formula is packed with calming ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile to protect and address stressed skin, but also kaolin clay to gently resurface the dry patches. I dial up my use in the colder months – 2-3 times per week – and my skin feels smooth and soft directly afterwards.
Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Face Mask, $77 SHOP NOW
This overnight face mask is the lazy girls shortcut to juicy, plump skin. When my skin is feeling seasonally tight, I sub in this nurturing mask instead of my nighttime moisturiser. The lush cream formula feels lovely and rich on the skin, so you’ll need to wait a few minutes before you place your head on the pillow. But you’ll be rewarded with soft, soothed skin before your morning alarm.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Hydrating Oxygenating Overnight Mask, $112 SHOP NOW
Another effective overnight option, this mask was designed to calm and revive a lacklustre complexion. The luxurious formula transfigures into nourishing droplets while you sleep, delivering hydration to parched skin and restoring radiance by the AM.