There’s nothing like taking a hot shower or putting on a heating pad when your muscles ache. Heat is comforting and relaxing, so it only makes sense to incorporate the pleasure of heat therapy into other aspects of your beauty routine too. One of the best ways to get a luxurious dose of heat in your regimen is with a self-heating mask. These seemingly magical products heat up as soon as they’re rubbed into the skin, increasing blood and oxygen flow throughout the face and opening pores for a deep cleanse. Keep in mind, however, that most masks should only be used once a week, as they can be a bit drying with overuse. And if you’re worried about being burned by these products, rest assured that they only reach a comfortable (and temporary) warm temperature. For some of our favourite self-heating masks, keep scrolling!
Montagne Jeunesse Hot Springs Sauna Masque ($2)
Talk about heat! This mask is enriched with volcanic spring powder to really open up pores and give you a true “sauna”-like experience. Exfoliating bamboo also lifts off dead skin cells, leaving behind silky-smooth skin.
Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask ($7)
Not only does this mask warm up to open your pores and clear them out, but it’s also fortified with charcoal, a known agent for drawing out impurities. We shouldn’t have expected anything less from the pore professionals themselves.
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Self-Heating Sauna Mask ($14)
This mask is also a master pore clearer, enriched with clay and zinc to leave your skin singing. It removes excess sebum (the oily gunk that clogs pores) and refines skin’s texture—something we truly hope for in a face mask. Use once a week for a skin-clearing treat.
Miss Spa Detoxifying Self-Heating Crème Mask ($3)
Rest assured your skin is getting a completely organic treatment with this mask, free of parabens, fragrances, artificial dyes, and sulfates. It’s also packed with minerals that absorb deep into the skin for a fresh, healthy glow. Consider us sold!
Soap and Glory No Clogs Allowed Super Self Heating Deep Pore Detox Mask ($25)
You’ll find a whole bunch of goodies after applying this mask. It’s loaded with pumice (for skin-polishing purposes), grape-seed oil (an antioxidant), and jojoba beads that actually pop open when you press on them for a nourishing treatment.