Winter may be winding down (although it certainly doesn't feel like it), but its adverse effects on your skin could last well into spring. The cold, windy weather of winter is notorious for drying skin, resulting in a flaky, dull complexion. And if your wedding date is quickly approaching, that's the last thing you want on your wedding day. (Besides your future mother-in-law throwing a fit over the seating chart, of course.) Luckily, we found the best hydrating masks for rehabbing your dry, winter skin ahead of your wedding.
Not only is dry skin hardly the perfect base for your wedding makeup (a parched complexion can start to flake when makeup products and foundation are applied), but you want your in-love glow to shine through when you say "I do." So start moisturizing now! If you aren't already drinking enough water, it's time to start guzzling it down. Also, be sure to exfoliate to remove any flaky skin from your face and get a clean base. Then, turn to these top hydrating masks to take your skincare routine to the next level.
A deep, hydrating mask will quench your parched skin, giving your complexion the hydration it so craves. To heal your winter skin and restore that bridal glow, check out our favorite hydrating masks below.
I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Hydrating Holographic Peel-Off Mask
Infused with hyaluronic acid and rose water, this peel-off mask hydrates, soothes, and brightens. Smooth on the shimmery pink-and-green holographic mask, and then give it 20 to 30 minutes to fully dry before peeling it off. (Why not indulge in some self-care mediation while you wait?) Work this treatment into your routine twice a week for softer, more hydrated skin.
SHOP NOW: Ulta, $23
TONYMOLY I'm Real Lavender Mask Sheet
Although the TONYMOLY sheet masks are affordable enough that you can try all of them, the hydrating lavender version is the one to grab. The lavender extract soothes and hydrates dry, winter skin. Plus, the scent is so relaxing.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $3
Truly Organic Rose Jelly Face Mask
Clean beauty lovers will want to grab this jelly mask from Truly Organic, as it's organic, cruelty-free, and vegan. The pink mask contains easy-to-pronounce and hydrating ingredients, like aloe vera, vitamin E, rose extract, and hyaluronic acid.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $9
Sephora Collection Rose Sleeping Mask
These sleeping masks from Sephora are perfectly travel-sized and affordable enough to buy in bulk. (We're sure your 'maids would love a few!) Sephora offers six targeted masks, but the rose is ideal for hydrating and brightening—which we could all use during dark, cold winters.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $4
LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask
Follow up your favorite moisturizer with this cooling and hydrating mask before bed. The gel mask—infused with evening primrose, apricot, rose, and mineral water—works overnight to refresh and brighten skin. Feeling stressed? It's also scented with orange flower and sandalwood, which is said to have a calming effect on the user.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $25
Bliss In The Honey Mega Moisturizing Lavender Honey Mask
If you've considered a DIY manuka honey mask, this will give you all the glow-getting benefits—but sans the sticky mess! Scented with calming lavender and infused with squalene, Acacia honey, and honey extract, this mask works to revive dull, tired skin.
SHOP NOW: Ulta, $15
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Finally—a mask you don't have to wash off! (Because what busy bride needs that extra step?) Apply a thin layer for 10 minutes and blot the excess for brighter, softer skin. The vitamin C and E, green tea, and chestnut extract in this cream mask are ideal for refreshing dull, stressed skin.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $48
Saturday Skin Quench Intense Hydration Mask
We know you're busy, but this intensely hydrating sheet mask is worth the 20 minute break. Packed with hyaluronic acid, aloe, and watermelon, this sheet mask brightens and hydrates thirsty skin. Plus, you can use it while binge-watching or online shopping for those last minute bridesmaid's gifts!
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $30
e.l.f. Hydrating Gel Mask
This affordable cosmetic brand's skincare line is full of hidden gems, like this hydrating gel mask. Here, aloe, coconut, and chia seeds (yes, like the kind you're putting in your smoothie!) work together to nourish skin. Add this gel mask to your routine a few times a week for silky soft skin by your wedding day.
SHOP NOW: Ulta, $12