The top face masks to get you through winter
Keep your pores clean and your skin moisturised, and you’ll survive the cold season.
We’re in the midst of winter, and that means our skin feels a little dry and dull. That’s not the right way to start off the new year, right? New Year’s Resolution: We will take the time to care for our skin. The good thing about face masks, is that they’re perfect for multi-tasking! Mask away while binging your favourite show or plotting to take over the world. These masks are also perfect for multi-masking. Use a cleansing mask first, and then follow up with a moisturising or exfoliating mask. Whichever you choose, always start with a clean face. Always use a spatula or clean fingers for a mess-free and hygienic application.
CLEANSING AND EXFOLIATING MASKS
If you’re trying a cleansing or exfoliating mask, drape a towel over your head like a tent, and place your face over a bowl of steaming hot water and the steam will open up your pores and ready your face before applying the mask. If this is too much of a project, just pour some hot water on a small towel and drape it on your face – this will also warm your skin and open up the pores.
CHARCOAL AND VOLCANIC SOIL
A smooth mask with charcoal to naturally cleanse pores, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean.
POMEGRANATE AND MANGO
This creamy mask with juicy raspberry, mango and pomegranate will cleanse clogged pores and leave your skin feeling fresh and smooth.
This natural clay mask with rosemary and tea leaf helps to cleanse skin and reduce unwanted oils, leaving skin feeling refreshed and clear.
LIQUORICE AND SUGAR
Natural sugar buffs away dead skin cells, while sweet almond oil and olive oil replenish your skin's moisture levels.
Before applying a creamy, moisturising mask, make sure your skin is really clean. Let the mask sit for at least 15 minutes to really allow the skin to soak up all the moisture!
With rich cocoa butter and shea butter, this coconut water mask will leave your skin feeling moisturised and soft to the touch.
If you want that smooth feeling and the mess-free removal of a peel-off mask, H&M has some great ones that are both cleansing and soothing for the skin. Apply a thin layer to make sure it dries properly – and don’t try to peel it off until it’s completely dry!
TEA TREE OIL
A rich cleansing mask with tea tree oil that helps ease irritation and leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
A lavish raspberry mask that gently peels away dead skin cells to leave your skin fragrant and soft to the touch.
This peel-off mask with manuka honey and jasmine blossom gently removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin fragrant and smooth.
PHOTOGRAPHER Pauline Suzor
STYLIST Mikaela Hållén
MAKEUP Veronica Lindqvist | MIKAS Looks
HAIR Joanna Rask | MIKAS Looks
MODEL Jill Megan Kortleve | The Movement Models