Winter brings with it a range of bugbears, from feeling like you never see daylight to forgetting what your skin looks like because you’re constantly bundled up in tons of layers. However, our biggest gripe with the chilly season is the havoc it wreaks on our skin. But feeling super dry, dull and spotty doesn’t have to be the norm. Get these four face masks in your kit and you’ll be more than prepared to defeat all your winter skin concerns.

collage of face masks for winter skin

The eye brightener

Fight off dark, tired-looking eyes with the Skin Republic Brightening Eye Mask. You’ll feel like Superwoman with this on your face – and while you’re snapping some hilarious selfies to send to your mates, a cocktail of brightening ingredients will do their magic. Vitamin C, niacinamide and liquorice will help reduce the appearance of dark circles and leave you looking refreshed and well rested.

Simply apply the mask to your face and let it do its thing for 30 minutes. Once removed, rub in the excess serum and apply any leftovers to your neck or décolletage.

Skin Republic Skin Republic Brightening Eye Mask (3prs) 23ml £3.95 Buy Now

The hydrator

If dryness is your issue, Nip + Fab Hydrate Dragon’s Blood Fix Jelly Mask is what you need in your life – like, now. The soothing jelly texture is super relaxing and feels really moisturising, and the cocktail of dragon’s blood and hyaluronic acid really helps to hydrate dry skin.

Apply the mask in the evening to a clean, dry face and leave to sit for 10-15 minutes for a radiant, dewy complexion.

The breakout buster

Nothing cleanses pores like a purifying clay mask, so it’s no surprise that the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Face Mask is our top pick for pimple prevention. With a marine algae extract in the mix and a creamy clay texture to cleanse deep into your pores, this mask is a must-have if you suffer with spots.

Apply to clean skin and leave to dry for 5-10 minutes. Remove with a wet towel or lukewarm water for a fresher-than-fresh face.

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Face Mask 50ml £3.95 Buy Now

The illuminator

Nothing screams winter face faster than dull, lacklustre skin. Get some light and life back into your complexion with the Sanctuary Spa Diamond Dust Refining Scrub Mask. Not only does it sound luxe and luscious, it WORKS! With polishing pink diamond dust and illuminating rose quartz, this mask is great for getting your skin back on its A-game.

Apply to clean, dry skin and leave it to work for up to 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water to reveal smooth, radiant-looking skin.