4 Wine and Face Mask Pairings to Indulge in During Your Next Night In
There’s no denying that face masks and wine are pretty great on their own, but trust us when we tell you they’re even better when paired. Like other wondrous pairings—peanut butter and jelly, chocolate and strawberries, antioxidants and SPF…you get the idea—face masks and wine create a simply elevated experience, a truly luxe treat for you to enjoy with friends, partners, and significant others. So grab a corkscrew, call up your loved ones, and check out our roundup of the best face mask and wine combos below (in any order of your choosing). Cheers!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we must add that face mask and wine pairing is a perfect Valentine’s Day date night activity. Just remember to always drink responsibly and in moderation, keeping in mind that excessive alcohol consumption can negatively impact your skin’s appearance. To learn more about how alcohol can affect your skin, read this!
Pair with: L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Masks
Bold and earthy Cab Sauv calls for a rich mask made with none other than thick, earthy clay. But better than a mask with just one mineral clay is one formulated with three, so reach for L’Oréal Paris’ Pure-Clay Masks—there’s three in total—enriched with a combination of kaolinite, montmorillonite, and ghassoul clays. For oily and congested skin, try the Mattifying Treatment Mask. To help illuminate dull and tired skin, go with the Brightening Treatment Mask. Lastly, for rough-feeling, clogged skin turn to the Refining Treatment Mask.
Pair with: Lancôme Hydra-Intense Masque
There’s nothing like a chilled glass of white wine to go with a cooling and intensely hydrating gel face mask. To play up the “cool and refreshing” factor, pop this mask into the fridge for a few minutes prior to use. We should also mention that our sweet tooth led us to Riesling for this pairing, but any light-bodied white variety would work here.
Dessert wines—Port, Sherry, Madeira, and more—are what many choose to cap off their night. Similarly, overnight masks are used as a last step in a skin care routine before shut-eye. Finish your night sipping on your favorite dessert wine while applying an overnight mask. This particular formula by Kiehl’s replenishes skin’s water reserves for long-lasting hydration and healthy-looking skin.
Take a swig of your favorite rice wine—hint: Cheongju is a delicious South Korean blend—while donning this creamy skin-revitalizing mask enriched with ginseng and rice extract from China, and Community Trade Sesame Seed Oil from Nicaragua.