If you have a problem with dry or dehydrated skin, then to use an appropriate mask a couple of times a week, can really help to boost the skins moisture and hydration.
I have selected six masks to comment on, although there are loads to choose from at all price ranges.
NO.7 BEAUTIFUL SKIN HYDRATION MASK FOR DRY/VERY DRY SKIN
This mask is designed to give the skin a moisture boost and should be generously applied on clean skin and left for three minutes before being removed with a cotton pad or tissue and then rinsed. If you want a more intense type of treatment then the mask can be left on for 10 minutes. This mask is ok, and not offensive in any way, but some of the other masks I tried felt more moisturising. It costs £12.50.
THE BODY SHOP OILS OF LIFE INTENSELY REVITALISING SLEEPING CREAM
As the name suggests, this cream is left on during the night. After cleansing, apply a serum and then massage into the face. It contains essential oils including black cumin, camellia and rose hip seed oils. This is a beautiful cream, not sticky and really does leave the skin feeling silky smooth. The Body Shop have really come up trumps with their Oils of Life range. It costs £28.00.
NIP+FABE SKIN BEE STING FIX LIFTING MASK
This combines bee venom with “3D express lifting effect technology” . It contains bee venom to increase blood circulation, propolis extract that is an anti-oxidant, antiseptic and skin healer and intensyl which has a 3D lifting and smoothing effect within 30 minutes. Leave it on for 10 minutes or overnight. I used it overnight but did not like the feel of this mask on my skin. It felt quite sticky which I am not a fan of. It costs £9.95.
CLARINS HYDRAQUENCH CREAM MASK
This is applied to the face and neck and left for 5-10 minutes. Remove it with a toner soaked cotton pad. It leaves the skin very soft and comfortable. Costs £33.00.
REN WAKE WONDERFUL NIGHT-TIME FACIAL
This is an overnight cream mask and it leaves the skin feeling gorgeous. It contains AHA’s, lactic and Glycolic acids to repair and reduce pigmentation. It also contains glycogen and magnesium to heal and revitalise the skin. Two to three pumps applied to the face, neck and décolletage. One of my favourites. Costs £32.
SUPERDRUG HYDRATING FACE MASK WITH VITAMIN E
An anti-ageing moisture mask that contains anti-oxidants, Vitamin E and grape seed oil to protect and hydrate the skin. Massage onto clean skin and leave for 10-15 minutes. Remove with cotton pad or tissue. Use 2 – 3 times per week. At £2.59 this mask is definitely value for money.
My favourite is the Body Shop Oils for Life Sleep Cream which left my skin really soft and smooth.