When your skin is hydrated it’s certainly at it’s best, plump and vibrant, less prone to wrinkles; an overall healthy appearance we’d all love. Am I right? Firstly, we all know water is step one to achieving healthy, hydrated skin. In my opinion, it definitely doesn’t hurt to give it a little boost. Living in busy polluted cities, traveling, swimming, hot water, too much caffeine, and just a busy life. There are too many things that can leave your skin ultimately a little bit down.
Hydrating masks are a great way to give your skin an extra boost. They come in a variety of formulas such as gels, creams, and sheet masks. I use them all! Hydration is so rejuvenating to the skin, it helps heal broken skin and blemishes much faster.
Have a lot to do? Don’t have time for a mask? These masks are so beneficial, regardless of all of the amazing ingredients, they’re filled with; clear hydrating masks can be worn overnight as sleeping masks, or all day if you feel so inclined. Clear masks are especially helpful to frequent flyers for wearing on overnight flights.
Top 5 Hydrating Masks
NOTE: These masks work well on all skin types. Bonus!
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Mask – clear mask
How does it work? A layer of hyaluronic acid forms a net over the skin to release hydration over time which leaves the skin supple and smooth. Lycopene-rich tomato seed lipids assist in restoring the skin’s natural barrier, this heightens moisture levels for healthier skin.
How to use – Apply a thin layer until the product gets tacky, then apply another layer. This mask can be used for 10-15 minutes or use overnight and wake up with beautifully hydrated skin.
-My Number 1 Travel Mask
Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask – clear mask
How does it work? Thermal waterworks to boost hydration and soothe thirsty or uncomfortable skin. Thermal water strengthens skin for healthier and more resilient skin. Vitamin B3 soothes and calms inflammation, leaving the skin radiant while glycerin hydrates the skin. This mask releases a cooling sensation as it sits on the skin, it’s a burst of instant freshness that lasts even after the mask has been removed.
How to use – apply a smooth layer over your face and neck for 5 minutes, rinse off with warm water or gently wipe away with a face cloth.
-My go-to for a quick morning mask
Belief Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask – clear
How does it work? – First of all, this mask is a jelly mask. It seriously feels like you’re rubbing cool jelly goodness into your skin and I absolutely love it. The ‘memory’ formula is a unique jelly that acts as a blanket to wrap around your skin with intense hydration. Revujinates and replenishes dull, dry and fatigued skin while making it look smoother and ultimately giving you that radiant glow. The formula is packed with antioxidants, anti-aging properties and ingredients to assist troubled skin keeping it healthy and radiant.
How to use – before or after moisturizer, apply a thin layer all over the face and neck. Rinse off with warm water or a face cloth the next morning.
– My current favorite
Dr Jart Ceramidin Face Mask – sheet mask
How does it work? This mask is made up of natural fibers infused with skin-soothing ingredients., it’s a quick and great solution for dullness, uneven texture and dryness. It intensely moisturizes and seals moisture into the skin, improving the texture and appearance of the skin.
How to use – Apply sheet mask onto clean, dry skin for 15-20minutes. After removing the mask, massage the remaining product into the skin and leave to dry.
– Ceramides are our skin’s natural protection barrier. Composed of lipids that act as skin’s defense against environmental aggressors and maintain moisture levels. As we age we lose ceramides, creating less elasticity in the skin.
Check out my Inflight Skincare Routine to see how I face mask while I’m up in the air.
I hope this can bring you all some guidance when it comes to hydrating masks and which ones to look out for in the shops. Don’t forget your water!