A Self-Warming Face Mask to Heat Things Up This Winter
Cold winter weather got you down? Warm up courtesy of your skin care routine. Sure, you can draw a steamy bath and soak to your heart’s content—or, you know, until the water runs cold—but why not have a little more fun? Self-warming skin care products are all the rage (thanks to the ever-so-subtle heated sensation on contact with the skin) and there’s no better time than now to incorporate a warming skin care product into your very own beauty routine! One such product we’re all obsessing over? The Body Shop’s Mineral & Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask.
Self-Warming Skin Care
While it’s become common to find products housing formulas that cool on contact with the skin, warming skin care products are a touch more rare—making them that much more fun when you can get your hands on one! This warming clay mask from The Body Shop is no exception. Formulated with deep-cleansing kaolin clay from Cornwall, England (fancy!) this warming face mask helps to purify the pores, revitalize, and condition all skin types.
How It Works
The weekly clay mask warms on contact with wet skin, making it the perfect addition to your next relaxing night in. To use, apply a generous layer to clean, wet skin—remember you never want to apply a face mask to dirty skin, it’s a recipe for disaster! You should immediately feel a warming sensation on your skin. After five minutes (the mask will not dry) you’ll want to rinse away with warm water. If you have any trouble removing the mask, use a warm, damp towel press it onto the area giving you trouble, and then wipe away gently—this esthetician-approved technique usually works every time!
Editor’s Note: Clay masks—especially warming clay masks—can leave your skin feeling a bit dry. This is why you’ll want to be sure to follow up with a layer of moisturizer to ensure your skin is looking and feeling its best! We share a few of our favorite winter weather moisturizers here.