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skin care essentials Face Mask and Chill: 7 Face Masks to Use Over Your Holiday Break

Whether you took some time off from work or have a few weeks before school starts up again, a holiday break is a great time to relax and recharge. Take advantage of your staycation and set aside some time to pamper yourself with an easygoing skin care routine. The easiest way to enjoy a little spa-like action from the comfort of home? Face masks. Not only can a face mask help you hit the reset button on your skin just in time for the new year, it can also help you target any skin care concerns you may be experiencing. Keep reading for the seven face masks (including a charcoal mask!) you’ll want to keep on your face mask and chill rotation while you’re curled up on the couch this holiday break.

Our Best Face Mask for Mature, Dull-Looking Skin

One of the key markers of youthful skin is a healthy-looking rosy tone, but, as we get older, that rosy glow can be replaced with a dull, sallow-looking complexion. This is due to a natural slowing down of surface cell renewal with age and with it, a build up of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Face Mask is a great addition to your holiday break skin care routine since its formula with AHA, imperial peony, and a mineral exfoliant helps to stimulate surface skin cell turnover for instantly rosy, radiant skin. The refreshing gel face mask helps to gently exfoliate away buildup dead skin cells in just five minutes in order to reveal a more youthful-looking complexion. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer to help maximize the appearance of your glow.

Our Best Face Mask for Rough Texture

While many skin imperfections can easily be concealed with makeup, an uneven, rough-looking skin texture is not always one of them. In order to smooth the appearance of your skin’s surface you’ll need to do more than just cleanse and moisturize. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask, formulated with three different clays— kaolin, montmorillonite, and Moroccan lava clay—and yuzu lemon extract, helps to address this all-too-common skin care concern. The unique formula helps to draw out the buildup impurities on the skin’s surface while exfoliating away dead skin cells to help to clarify skin tone and improve the appearance of skin texture with continued use over time. 

Our Best Face Mask for Uncomfortable, Stressed Skin

The dry, winter weather can take a toll on skin—making it feel stressed and uncomfortable. What’s more, over time, harsh cleansing can cause the skin to become even more dry and sensitized. If your skin feels uncomfortable after cleansing, reach for the blue L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask. Formulated with three types of clay and enhanced with seaweed, this face mask helps to draw out impurities and excess oils, clear the look of congested pores, and gently cleanse stressed areas for a complexion that appears comforted, clean, and rebalanced. With use over time, the face mask can even help to improve the look of redness due to surface imperfections.

Our Best Face Mask for Congested, Tired-Looking Skin

When you spend time perfecting your holiday glam, you don’t want congested pores to steal the spotlight. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, formulated with three types of clay and charcoal, helps to attract impurities that may be clogging your pores like a magnet, cleaning them out and leaving your complexion feeling clean, velvety, and rebalanced. What’s more, in addition to helping to detox your pores, this charcoal mask kicks tired-looking, dull skin to the curb, leaving you with a brightened, illuminated-looking complexion in as little as 10 minutes.

Our Best Face Mask for Large-Looking Pores

While exfoliation should be a part of your skin care routine all year long, during the dry, winter months it is key. The buildup—of both dead skin cells and dirt, oil, and other impurities—that accumulates on the skin’s surface can cause a rough-looking texture and enlarged pores. When a facial cleanser isn’t enough to address the issue, turn to a face mask, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask. With three pure clays and red algae, the face mask helps to draw out impurities and unclog and tighten pores, while exfoliating the skin’s surface for a smooth-looking complexion.

Our Best Face Mask for Oily Skin

Oily skin isn’t reserved for the warmer months. If excess oil is ruining your winter fun, reach for a face mask that can help to purify and mattify the appearance of skin, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask. With three clays and eucalyptus the face mask helps to absorb impurities like excess oil in order to reduce shine and refresh the skin. In the time it takes to enjoy a cup of tea, you’ll enjoy a more matte-looking complexion and with use over time your skin will look reenergized and refreshed.  

Our Best Face Mask for Signs of Skin Aging

If you prefer to get your skin care on while you snooze, call it an early night and reach for the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Face Mask. Overnight face masks are a great way to address larger skin care concerns, like the signs of skin aging including loss of elasticity, firmness, and fine lines and wrinkles. This creamy, leave-on face mask, formulated with Pro-Xylane, helps to visibly improve the appearance of aging skin with continued use over time.

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