At this time of year, our skin takes a real battering from both the cold weather and the endless parties and social events in the pre-Christmas calendar. The combination of weather, late nights and a diet fuelled by party food and mulled wine is not a great combo for your complexion. Bolster your skin's defences with a hydrating face mask once or twice a week. Of course, we'd all love to lounge around in a bath while letting the mask do its thing, but if you don't have time for that you can slather these on and go about your business at home whether that's catching up on emails or I'm a Celebrity before washing off. Want to discover the #1 hydrating face mask on the internet? We did and thought you would too, so we called on our friends at Rank & Style who can reveal the top hydrating face masks on the market. Check out the best masks from five to number one below.
The thing about dehydrated skin is that it's different from dry skin. Having a dry skin type is genetic, whereas all skin types, even oily and spot-prone can become dehydrated thanks to outside factors like the skincare you use or the weather. This self-warming mask is for all skin types and contains honey (a natural humectant), amino acid–rich Royal Jelly and echinacea purpurea (a potent antioxidant). The ingredients work together to seriously hydrate and protect dehydrated skin.
This cooling gel-like mask can be used daily for up to 10 minutes before being rinsed off. With rose petals, rosewater, aloe vera and cucumber this is like a tall glass of water for your skin. It will leave your complexion more radiant and supple.
Not only does this mask offer instant hydration but it also works hard to give you long-term results too. You can apply and leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes before washing off, alternatively you can leave it on overnight for an intense hit of hydration. A multitasker, this will also soothe skin post-shaving.
If fine lines caused by dehydration is your concern then this creamy gel mask is for you. Apply for just five minutes before rinsing it off to reveal a brighter and plumper complexion.
This seriously hydrating mask has been created by Origins to be worn on the skin overnight. Simply slather on-post cleanse and tissue off the excess in the morning. Seriously rich, it contains avocado and apricot kernel oils to instantly tackle compromised moisture reserves. Japanese seaweed restores the skin's barrier function to prevent moisture from unnecessarily escaping from the skin. Wake up to softer, smoother and more comfortable skin.