Having dry skin is always a struggle, but especially in winter when icy frosts and chilling winds hit your face like a ton of bricks. Finding skincare to fight back against the cold is vital, and many find solace in sheet masks for dry skin. Sheet masks can be especially comforting for dry skinned-souls because it involves no rinsing of the skin after. Instead, you sit and let all that delicious moisture absorb itself into every bit of your skin. (Even the dodgy, flaky bit surrounding your nose.)
It doesn't hurt to point out that sheet masks are a fun activity in themselves. Instead of applying moisturizing cream after moisturizing cream, you simply put the sheet mask on and let it work its magic. It's truly a great alternative to help mix up your skincare routine, and they also make super portable gifts that travel well (just in case you need Christmas ideas for family and friends).
Whether you're preparing yourself for the stresses of the holiday season, planning a super cute, at home beauty day with your mom over the Christmas period, or you have a particularly dry faced cousin who you just want to help out, these sheet masks are sure to soothe and save everyone's skin from any more flaking.
1. Karuna Hydrating+ Face Sheet Mask
Karuna Hydrating+ Face Sheet Mask (Pack of 4) , $28, S ephora
This Karuna mask comes in a multipack of four, or you can grab one individually to try (you'll end up being hooked either way). The mask offers intense hydration and smells amazing — you definitely need at least one of these in your winter arsenal.
2. Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask
Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask , $8, S ephora
As you can see, this is an award winning mask . And your face definitely deserves award winning technology.
3. SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, $95, Nordstrom
A luxury sheet mask that promises to show results immediately, giving you a "visibly radiant and crystal clear complexion."
4. TonyMoly I'm Real Aloe Vera Sheet Mask
Tonymoly I'm Real Aloe Vera Sheet Mask, $8, Amazon
A Korean cosmetics brand that doesn't just provide amazing skincare, but super cute packaging, too. If you're looking for a fun sleepover activity, try buying the Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet Mask multipack to get all the different types for everyone's different skin type.
5. Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask
Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask, $12, Sephora
An undereye mask instead of a full face sheet mask, just to focus on that particular problem area.
6. Leaders Insolution Mediu Amino Moisture Mask
Leaders Insolution Mediu Amino Moisture Mask (20 PC), $30, Amazon
Another Korean company that uses amino acids to strengthen the moisture barrier of your skin on top of actually moisturizing it.
7. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Mask
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Mask, $2, Wish Trend
This mask is made of 100 percent cotton with half a bottle of Klairs Rich Moisturizing Essence for the ultimate in luxuriousness.
8. Shangpree Snail Moisture Mask
Shangpree Snail Moisture Mask, $6, Peach And Lily
Yes, this has actual snail mucin in. Yes, it's supposed to be miraculous for your skin, plus it's a fun novelty if you're gifting one of these masks.
9. Tonymoly Pureness 100 Hyaluronic Acid
Tonymoly Pureness 100 Hyaluronic Acid Mask, $9, Amazon
Another Tonymoly recommendation, because they're just that good.
10. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair PowerFoil Mask
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair PowerFoil Mask, $79, Sephora
This foil based mask comes in two pieces to be sure it fits your face perfectly and promises to hydrate your skin to the fullest.
11. La Mer The Hydrating Facial
La Mer The Hydrating Facial, $250, Net-A-Porter
This is one of the most expensive sheet masks on the market, but there's a reason why La Mer is beloved by celebs and spendy beauty fanatics alike.
12. MaskerAide All Nighter Facial Sheet Mask
MaskerAide All Nighter Facial Sheet Mask, $6, Amazon
Exactly as instructed, this sheet mask is all you need after pulling a heavy all nighter.
13. Patchology Hydrate FlashMasque 5 Minute Facial Sheets
Hydrate FlashMasque 5 Minute Facial Sheets, $31, Amazon
Using hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, this hydration mask is a five minute facial in just one sheet.
Come on, you know your face is already feeling moisturized just from reading through all these hydrating ingredients. Why not treat yourself to the real thing and be flake free in no time?
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