Whether you have seasonally dry skin or you’re prone to dryness all year round, dry skin is never fun to deal with. Your makeup doesn’t go on smooth, your face is itchy, and you might have some redness in your complexion that you’re not a fan of. Not ideal.
If dry skin has you feeling down, it’s time to invest in face masks.
Not only do face masks penetrate deeply to nourish and hydrate your skin, but by keeping them on for prolonged periods of time, you’re boosting the effectiveness of all of those skin-loving ingredients.
It’s a win-win, but if you’re unsure about what to look for when shopping for face masks for dry skin, we’ve got you covered.
Next time you’re on the hunt for the perfect face mask to ease your skin dry skin concerns, use this handy checklist. Your skin will thank you.
When shopping for face masks for dry skin, it is absolutely essential that you read your ingredient labels.
In particular, you want to ensure you’re shopping for products that are specifically formulated with ingredients that are known for boosting hydration.
The top ingredients to keep your eyes open for include hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and aloe vera. These three ingredients are all humectants, meaning they hold onto water, which will help bring hydration to your parched skin.
Keeping your eyes peeled for Vitamin E is also recommended.
2. Stay away from these ingredients
Dry skin is inflamed skin, meaning you’ll want to stay clear of any products that can cause your skin to become further inflamed.
For instance, while we love retinol as an anti-aging skin care ingredient, if you’re struggling with dry skin, you’ll want to take it easy on the retinol.
In addition, if you’re struggling with acne, it also might be best to take a break from any acne treatments since they can often include things like salicylic acid and other bacteria-killing ingredients that have the potential to dry skin out.
First thing first, soothe your dry skin with gentle ingredients and then you can slowly add back in things like retinol. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to repairing your dry skin.
3. Natural is always better
No doubt about it, your skin—and body—always prefer natural. Synthetics, parabens, and phthalates are never a great idea in skincare, especially when we’re talking about your dry, inflamed skin.
On the other hand, natural ingredients are not only better for your skin, but they’re also better for your body and health in general.
Lucky for you, Jolicoeur always prioritizes natural ingredients as much as possible in order to give you the gorgeous skin you crave while removing pesky toxins that your body doesn’t need.
4. Read reviews
While you’re never going to find a skincare product that everyone loves—we all have different skin with unique needs—reading reviews can be immensely helpful when trying to pick a mask to soothe your skin.
Look for a majority of positive reviews and pay special attention to what others say about dry skin specifically. Remember: Even if you have a multitude of skin concerns, treating your dry skin should always be your first line of defence.
5. Consider your preferences
Face masks come in a variety of styles. There are sheets masks, rich overnight masks, gel masks, and clay masks.
For some, the convenience of an overnight mask can’t be beat, while for others, throwing on a sheet mask for a night of self-care is preferred.
Different styles work for different people. We wouldn’t suggest basing your entire decision on face mask style—the ingredients are much more important—but if you’re torn between two masks, the style of the mask is worth considering.
If clean, effective sheet masks for dry skin are on your wishlist, we highly recommend checking out some of these Jolicoeur best-sellers to get your skin under control once and for all:
LUMENE Deep Pore Clarifying Mask is excellent if you’re also struggling with clogged pores, whileZEPHYR Bamboo Charcoal Clarifying Mask is our top pick for those of you who are also dealing with hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores.