Water may take care of the body’s hydration needs and your parched throat, but your skin needs something extra. Considering the number of hours we spend in air-conditioned (or centrally heated rooms) and the rising pollution levels, the environment is constantly being harsh on our skin, leaving it high and dry. We need to up the ante with our skincare to fight back and retrieve the glow, hydration and our natural skintone.
Benefits of hydration: Healthier and plumper skin which is less prone to irritation. When the skin is hydrated, it will produce less sebum than it usually does. And you know what that means—no more oily skin.
When you're looking to achieve hydrated skin, your key ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is used in a variety of beauty products, including the refreshing face masks we can't stop buying! Ever since K-Beauty brought along hydrating sheet masks, our skincare routines have not been the same. The best part about them (apart from them being super hydrating and moisturising) is that there are many for every skin type.
We have listed a few masks, sheet and otherwise, that you absolutely should get your hands on to give your skin its glow back!
L'Oréal Paris HydraFresh Hydration + Antiox Active Night Mask-in Jelly
This mask-in jelly is infused with French grapeseed extract that effectively works to neutralise free radicals. It prevents your skin from dullness and damages caused due to the unclean environment. The hyaluronic acid in it lifts the hydration levels, which makes the texture of your skin soft and supple.
DearPacker Lab Collection Mask - Anti-Dry & Hydrating
This sheet mask has hyaluronic acid and aloe vera extract that add moisture to the skin, leaving it smooth. It can especially help you treat irritated skin that has been affected by the UV rays.
Kiehl's Clearly Corrective White Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque
This Masque is designed to aid skin clarity, radiance and hydration. It has activated Vit C, which prevents new melanin clusters from forming dark spots. And the Peony extract helps protect against free radical oxidative damage.
NeoVeda Sandalwood And Orange Hydrating Pack
As the name suggests, this pack is enriched with extracts of sandalwood and orange. It reduces the signs of ageing and conditions skin. It’s paraben-free and has no synthetic fragrance. Bonus? It works for all skin types.
Natio Ageless Hydrating Mask
This hydrating mask is enriched with organic rosehip and sesame oil which can provide energising vitamins to the skin and make it firmer. To add moisture to your skin, it contains papaya and aloe vera.
Ananda Aloe Gel & Rose Distillate Hydrating Facial Mask
This hydrating mask helps your skin absorb moisture and lets it relax. It’s a light, non-greasy mask that contains organic aloe vera gel infused with rose distillate. It enlivens, invigorates and adds glow to dull and stressed skin.
Herbal Roots Anti Tan Mix Fruit Pack - Glow & Skin Hydration
Its all-natural fruity ingredients will help you get rid of pimples, pigmentation, dark spots and sun tan, and also hydrate your skin.
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque
It’s an oil-free gel masque, rich in antioxidants and vitamins which help the skin to restore moisture. The glycerin and its fruity ingredients will refresh your skin.
OMORFEE Hydrating Skin Face Pack
It cleanses skin deeply and wipes out dead skin cells. Its organic ingredients like cocoa butter treat the skin from within and help avoid dryness.
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Hydration Night Mask
The combination of chamomile, shea butter and glycerin naturally hydrates, calms and soothes your skin. Gingko Biloba extract energises the skin for a radiant glow. It has vitamin A derivative which helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and evens skin tone and skin texture. Moreover, the Vitamin C derivative in it helps in brightening. It is rich in antioxidants which means it can protect and restore your skin.