It’s that time of year again. When we crank up the heat indoors to counter the cold winds and frosty snow blowing in from the outside…and it all plays havoc on our bodies from head to toe. Fortunately there’s a mask for that. Or in our case eight of them to hydrate, heal and soothe your winter-worn skin and hair into a soft and healthy state.
HAIR: Schwarzkopf BLONDEME All Blondes Detox Mask
Have blonde hair? This mask is fuelled with soy protein and a Nordic cotton protein complex to restore dull and brassy tones back to your bright blonde hue. By removing dust, pollution and metal residues from the shower, the mask gently unclogs your scalp’s pores to leave you with healthier, softer hair.
Schwazkopf BLONDEME All Blondes Detox Mask, from $48, available at hair salons.
FACE: Pixi Beauty Milky Remedy Mask Soothing Toning Jelly
With its blend of coconut, oat, chamomile and sea buckthorn, this face mask’s formula calms, soothes and hydrates your skin in one fell swoop. Safe for all skin types, the mask also reduces redness, is paraben-free and is not tested on animals.
FACE ACNE: Masque Bar Zit Warrior
Cleanse, purify and heal facial acne with this peel-off sheet mask. With ingredients that include water, kaolin clay, bentonite, glycerin, shea butter, green tea and fruit oil, your skin will not only feel refreshed with unclogged pores, but hydrated and soft to the touch.
UNDER EYES: Fancy Face Stardust Gel Eye Masks
Each of the package’s 10 eye masks eliminates fine lines, reduces dark under-eye circles and minimizes puffiness while leaving you with a brighter, smoother eye area. Infused with water, glycerin, chrondus crisps powder, collagen, mica and more, all you have to do remove each eye mask from its packaging, place it onto clean under-eye skin, wait 20-30 minutes, remove and enjoy your bright-eyed appearance.
Fancy Face Stardust Gel Eye Masks, $55 for a pack of 10, available online at www.fancyfaceshop.ca.
LIPS: Quo Hydrogel Lip Mask
Ahh, your lips. They smile, kiss, help you speak and so much more. They’re also exposed to all of the outdoor elements, such as pollution, the weather, dirt, grime and, well, you get the idea. Give them a little lippie love by conditioning and moisturizing with a fun lip-shaped mask. Simply remove the mask from the packaging, apply it and wait for 15 minutes before removing. Then massage any excess formula into your lips and go.
Quo Hydrogel Lip Mask, $10, available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
BODY: True Botanicals Resurfacing Body Mask
A body mask doesn’t need to be a full body suit to get the results you’re seeking. This compact bottle filled with alpha hydroxyl acid, sugar, organic fine grain sugar and sandalwood powder work together to gently exfoliate dead skin skins to reveal softer, more youthful and nourished skin from the neck down.
True Botanicals Resurfacing Body Mask, from $48, available at www.truebotanicals.com.
HANDS: Aveeno Repairing Cica Hand Mask
How often do you think about your hands? Well, you should. They do everything for you, from holding a knife and fork to clapping to music and opening doors. So give them some well-earned TLC with a pair nourishing hand mask gloves containing shea butter and prebiotic oats to soothe and hydrate dry skin.
FEET: Life Moisturizing Foot Mask
Think about it, do you ever truly put your feet first? Chances are, nope. But you can with this super easy to use, slip-on foot mask. Replete with moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba seed and more, this dermatologist-tested mask can help protect your feet from chapping, cracking and roughness due to dryness.
Life Moisturizing Foot Mask, $4.99 for a pair, available at Shoppers Drug Mart.