A hydrating face mask for dry skin can be a great addition to your skincare routine—particularly during drying seasonal changes, or anytime your skin needs an extra boost of moisture, radiance, calming, and smoothing. But dry skin can have various concerns, so Paula’s Choice has a range of face masks formulated with different results in mind. Whether your skin is dull, flaky, reddened, uneven, or dehydrated, we have you covered.
Best Face Masks for Dry, Dehydrated Skin
When trying to soothe parched skin, it's best to look for a moisturizing face mask for dry skin or an overnight hydrating face mask for dry skin that has a rich, creamy texture to replenish moisture in the skin without leaving it feeling greasy. Bonus points if they're packed with antioxidant-laden plant oils and essential lipids, which can replenish and soothe dehydrated skin. When using face masks like that, you can quickly reverse the visible effects of dehydration – brighten dull skin, reduce redness and flakiness as well as even out skin texture – leaving you with a smoother, more radiant, firmer-feeling complexion.
In some cases, a slightly lighter-textured face mask can be used as a night face pack that instantly banishes signs of redness and complements your usual moisturizer to restore a dewy complexion while you rest. Think of it as beauty sleep in a tube.
A super-emollient, thicker-textured face mask packed with many of the ingredients mentioned above, combined with nourishing amino acids will quickly relieve dry, tight, distressed skin, ultimately preventing moisture loss.
While a mask like this soaks into the skin without leaving a greasy or waxy feel, it tends to leave a noticeable cushion on the skin's surface. This texture will appeal to those who like a rinse-off mask and the luxury of having softer, more youthful-looking skin in as little as 30 minutes. Leave it on overnight when you notice that your skin is extremely dehydrated and your usual night cream isn’t enough.
Best Face Masks for Dry, Dull-Looking Skin
Looking to restore a bright glow and hydrate skin? Choose a dry skin face mask with a silky, cream-gel texture when you feel your skin needs an overnight, skin-brightening pick-me-up. You’ll wake to luminous, supple skin and intensified hydration, with less-noticeable fine lines and wrinkles. You can use this face mask as often as desired when craving a youthful, radiant complexion. Bonus: This face mask can also be layered under our moisturizing masks for a double dose of lasting hydration and brightening to keep dull skin at bay for an extra day!
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