Winter often gets a bad rap for causing dry, parched skin, but the truth is, genetics and aging also play their part. As you age, your skin cells don’t produce moisturizing oils like they used to, leaving your complexion dehydrated and dull. A hydrating face mask, however, can bring a complete “about face”, infusing dry skin with a boost of moisture and restoring its suppleness.
The skin is made-up largely of water, but when it lacks an adequate supply, it loses suppleness and elasticity resulting in tight, dry skin with redness, flaking, cracks, fine lines, wrinkles and rough patches. Super-hydrating masks can quench the skin’s thirst and rebuild the skin's natural moisture barrier.
When shopping for hydrating masks, look for those rich in humectants, such as hyaluronic acid, which provides a plumping effect, and Glycerin, as they attract and hold onto water. Other dry skin boosters to look out for include plants oils and butters, vitamin E, ceramides, and urea.
Swissline offers some excellent hydrating face masks, including:
This non-drying cream mask not only hydrates, but also brightens, detoxifies and refines pores. It is fortified with Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate, which acts as a lubricant for the skin, as well as Cell Shock White’s signature anti-aging ingredient, Cellactel 2 White Complex. The mask comes with a silk brush for an even and smooth application.
FORCE VITALE HYDRA SOOTHING MASK
A long-standing favourite with the eco warriors, this hydrating mask unites Swiss Alpine botanical extracts, the luxurious “Milk” of the Iris Flower and Cucumber extracts, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate and soothe the skin. Within minutes, signs of dryness and tightness vanish and the skin has a healthy glow.
CELL SHOCK LIFTING REPLENISHING MASK
A real hydration powerhouse, this invigorating, satin-smooth mask combines Hyaluronic acid, Vitamins A and E, and Larch Extract, among other ingredients, to boost the skin’s moisture levels, plump the skin and significantly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
So, regardless of the weather, your genetic predisposition to dry skin or your advancing age, simply rely on a super-hydrating mask and things will be looking good.