The holidays have barely started, and you’re already stressed. Work is picking up, you’re juggling holiday travel plans and it’s dark outside – all the time.

Bad news: your skin is showing it.

Even if you haven’t had acne since you were a teenager, stress and the cold weather can leave your skin feeling itchy, red and irritated. There are few things that ruin a holiday party more than a huge, angry zit on your chin. Or forehead. Or both.

Yes, you moisturize every day. Maybe you’ve even memorized the product lineup at Sephora or spend your days reading up on Korean skincare routines. But sometimes your skin needs an extra moisture boost.

That’s when you can reach for a hydrating skin treatment: a sheet mask. These gooey masks are all over Instagram for a reason, and we have a new favourite for you: the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb sheet mask.

There are six different Moisture Bomb formulas for different skin needs: lavender for fatigue, charcoal for excess oil, sakura (or cherry blossom) for glow-boosting, pomegranate for hydrating, chamomile for soothing and green tea for mattifying. No matter what your skin is craving, Garnier has made a Moisture Bomb mask with it in mind. 

If you don’t know where to start, we recommend the pomegranate formula. Hydration is a major concern in the winter months. Combine the dip in temperature with harsh UV rays and city pollution, and you’ve got a recipe for flaky, angry skin.

To apply the mask, just wash your face, press the white side onto your skin, peel off the outer blue layer and soak up the goodness for 15 minutes. Once the time is up, slowly remove the mask and pat the excess serum in. Once all that lovely goo sinks in, your skin will be left looking soft, glowy and perfectly hydrated.

The handy blue layer helps you put it the sheet mask in place properly. Plus, it fits really well, meaning there’s no fear of missing patches of skin or getting formula in your eyes.

These masks are literally drenched in product, which makes them feel cooling. Each Moisture Bomb sheet mask contains half a bottle of hydrating serum, which is perfect for combatting dryness. Plus, the serum actually keeps hydrating your skin for a whole 24 hours after you use the mask!

Bonus: picking up a sheet mask gives you an excuse to stay in and practice a little self-care. Whether you’re looking for a fun girls’ night activity or a cheap way to unwind on the couch, these hydrating gems have got your back.

Sheet masks are trending hard these days, and it’s easy to see why. They’re a convenient and affordable way to treat yourself to a spa day. Plus, they don’t leave your skin with that grainy residue that you get from a clay-based mask.

If you’re looking for a skin booster and a little relaxation at the end of a busy day, the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb mask is your new skincare superhero. These magic masks can be purchased at your local drug store or online for only $3.99, which makes it hard not to justify picking one (or two, or ten) of them up for your next night in. So get out there and get your hydration on!

 

 

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