6 Face Masks to Reset Your Skin for the New Year
There are two types of people during New Year’s Eve. There are those who like to stay in and keep things quiet, and those who can’t resist going out and partying until the sun comes up. Whoever you are, we’re convinced you can benefit from a face mask. Whether you want to add it to the line-up during your cozy night in or desperately need a boost the morning after, check out the face masks our editors swear by when their skin needs a little R & R. Read on for the best face mask to reset your skin post-holiday craze.
Because I’m someone who likes to go all out for New Year’s Eve, this five-minute mask is everything I need to give my skin that boost it’s looking for without sacrificing my recovery beauty sleep. I love that it has a cooling effect that instantly re-energizes my skin and works to reveal a rosy glow, offering skin that looks as good as new. I’m also someone who struggles with large pores all year round, so I give this mask bonus points for its ability to visibly tighten the look of pores, smooth skin texture and even skin tone. - Genesis, Assistant Editor
I don’t know what kind of unicorn tears are bottled up in this Instytutum mask, but it’s sheer magic for hydrating my skin and making it look next-level glowy. Okay, that’s not totally true; I do know what’s it in it: peptide argireline, purslane extract, alpine, rose stem cell extract and chamomile. It’s a powerhouse combo that provides plumping results unlike any other sheet mask I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot). It’s a splurge for sure, but one that’s 100% worth it for giving my skin the new year reset it needs. - Lindsey, Content Director
I can’t get enough of this sheet mask and like to keep a stack on hand at all times. It checks the two most important boxes on my list: hydration and brightening. Just 20 minutes with this creamy mask leaves my skin feeling restored and visibly radiant. It’s formulated with skin-loving ingredients that work together to help deeply moisturize and visibly plump skin. It doesn't matter how stressed or dry my skin is appearing, after treating myself to this mask it looks good as new. Not many products can deliver those results instantly! - Jessica, Associate Editor
If there’s anything my skin needs all day every day, it’s moisture. That’s why I make sure I’m consistently using a super hydrating mask at least once or twice a week on the clock. Lately, I’ve been reaching for Moisture Bomb by Garnier because it’s super hydrating, contains hyaluronic acid and soothing pomegranate extract. It quenches my skin’s thirst and leaves it feeling plumped, dewy and clean. - Alanna, Associate Editor
My priority at all times is hydrated, glowing skin. While my daily skin-care regimen is super moisturizing, sometimes I need a little pick-me-up, especially during the winter. When my skin is feeling a tad too dehydrated or dull for my liking, I reach for this Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask. I love that I see such a difference in my skin’s texture after a quick 15 minutes. There’s no question I’ll use this before heading out for New Year’s Eve. What’s more, I’ll be bringing it with me into 2020, too. - Samantha, Assistant Editor
Sleeping masks are one of my favorite skin-care products –– I love the idea of waking up with perfectly hydrated skin. The Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is by far my favorite for the winter months. The texture is thick, so you know you’re getting all that moisturization, but it sinks into the skin beautifully, so you don’t have to worry about it getting on your sheets and pillows. The avocado is the cherry on top of hydration cake. It makes my skin feel more supple and look brighter and smoother. - Jillian, Social Media Editor