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How to Find the Best Face Masks for Dry Skin

Best Face Masks for Dry Skin | Dermstore Blog


Face masks are all the rage these days—and what’s great about them is that they could easily fit into your skin care routine. No matter what your skin goal is, whether that’s banishing blemishes or firming sagging skin, there’s a mask for that! You can even use different masks for different areas of your face (hello, multimasking!).

For those who constantly struggle with dry skin—which often manifests as rough texture, flaky patches and visible fine lines—the good news is that there are plenty of face masks out there that are formulated specifically to address this. To get a better sense of the types of ingredients that work best on your skin, we tapped board-certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills and clinical instructor at the University of Southern California, Tsippora Shainhouse MD, FAAD.

“For parched, dry skin—especially your cheeks and neck—look for ingredients that will add and lock in moisture,” says Dr. Shainhouse. “Hyaluronic acid is lightweight and will temporarily draw water into the upper layer of the skin. Glycerin, avocado oil, honey, and sea kelp can also add and hold in moisture.” In addition to looking at the ingredients, you’ll also want to ensure that the face masks formula as a whole is designed specifically for dry skin types and can promote hydration, nourishment and improve the overall appearance of dry, parched-looking complexions.

Ready to find your next favorite face mask for dry skin? We share some of our top picks for at-home face masks that hydrate, nourish, soothe, and more, below.

1. Avene Soothing Moisture Mask

Hydrating, soothing, restoring and works to reduce redness and inflammation caused by overly stressed skin, this nourishing at-home face mask does it all. Its non-setting texture is formulated with the brand’s signature thermal spring water, as well as safflower seed oil—known for its fatty acid complex—to help lock in moisture in dry skin types and promote a more revitalized complexion.

2. ORGAID Anti-Aging & Moisturizing Organic Sheet Mask

We can all use a little on-the-go hydration and this one from ORGAID is one of our go-tos. Formulated with skin-balancing witch hazel, soothing and moisturizing aloe vera and hydrating and protecting hyaluronic acid, this sheet mask can soothe and replenish dry skin whenever, wherever—all while targeting premature signs of aging.

3. H2O+ Beauty Infinity+ Overnight Wrinkle Reducing Mask

Looking for an at-home face mask that can target your dry skin woes while you sleep? Look no further than the Infinity+ Overnight Wrinkle Reducing Mask from H2O+ Beauty. Made with hydrating ingredients like dimethicone and aloe vera, this overnight face mask can replenish, revitalize and restore the skin’s natural radiance while you snooze.

4. Perricone MD Refreshing Shower Mask

Calling all multitaskers! The Refreshing Shower Mask from Perricone MD is about to be your new favorite shower accessory. Formulated with skin-nourishing jojoba oil and a blend of antioxidants, this in-shower facial mask has a lightweight, gel texture that cools, softens, moisturizes and protects the complexion from environmental aggressors like pollution and free radicals.

5. Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque

Want a powerful face mask that can protect the skin from premature signs of aging and environmental aggressors while working to soothe and hydrate the complexion? Look no further! Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Masque is formulated with top-notch ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamins A, C and E. 

6. Peter Thomas Roth Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask  

Treat your dry, dehydrated skin to some intense hydration with this mask from Peter Thomas Roth. Formulated with a blend of humectant-rich blue marine algae, deeply moisturizing tea from the Jeju Island of Korea, antarcticine sourced from Arctic glacial ice, microalgae and sea water, this ocean-inspired face mask can protect dry skin from dehydration and future damage, hydrate, prevent moisture-loss and nourish with a slew of moisture-rich minerals.

7. Erno Laszlo Firmarine Hydrogel Mask

If you love sheet masks, then you’ll love this Firmarine Hydrogel Mask from Erno Laszlo. Formulated with a blend of algae extract, argan oil and grapefruit extract, this deeply hydrating sheet face can prevent water loss, remove toxins from the surface of the skin, neutralize free-radical damage, restore lipids, reduce the appearance of fine lines and promote a supple, plump-looking complexion!

8. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask

Hyaluronic acid is one of our favorite—read: go-to—skin care ingredients for dry complexions, and this hyaluronic acid-infused modeling mask from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare is an absolute must-try. Formulated with glycerin and hyaluronic acid, this gel to solid at home face mask cools and smoothes dry, rough-looking skin while working to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles and promote a more radiant complexion.

9. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Formulated with marine extract padina pavonica, jojoba, vitamin E, shea butter and a blend of antioxidants, this creamy face mask from Elemis is dry skin’s answer to a softer, smoother, more hydrated complexion. What’s more? Thanks to the powerful minerals found in padina pavonica, this at-home face mask can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firm the look of the skin, and promote a more youthful-looking complexion.

10. skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

Your under-eyes need some hydration love, too! And these cooling and firming Eye Gels from skyn ICELAND can do all that and some. Formulated with nourishing jojoba, olive oil and shea butter, these ultra hydrating under-eye masks replenish moisture, de-puff under-eye bags, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and promote a more rejuvenated eye contour.

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