The change in season can cause havoc with your complexion, what with cooler temperatures, central heating and bracing winds to contend with. Hence why now’s the ideal time to treat your skin to a mask and these DIY wonders work miracles on a parched face in need of some TLC, without having to splurge on it. Here are our top picks to supercharge your visage from home.
Balancing & Pore Refining Mask, £27.50 | Alpha-H
Ideal for the dreaded adult acne, this refining mask clears out all your pores with white clay that gently removes toxins from the skin and anti-bacterial lavender to calm blemishes. Use once a week for a squeaky clean face and banish break outs for good.
Youthmud Mud Mask, £49.99 | Glam Glow
This award-winning formula was created as an on-set remedy for the world’s top models, presenters and actors and now it’s available for the off-screen population too. Pop it on for an ‘instant’ facial packed with minerals, clays and essential oils – in just fifteen quick minutes.
Roma White C+ Intense Brightening Mask, £35 | Decléor
Get the effects of Decleor’s professional treatments at home with this intensive mask enriched with peony, tamarisk and vitamin C. It evens out the complexion and any skin pigmentation to give you instant I-can-go-makeup-free confidence.
Nutritious Radiant Vitality 2-Step Treatment, £49 | Estée Lauder
This nifty two-step mask is perfect for popping on during a long soak in the bath – start with the detoxifying clay mask to purify pores, then pop the gel mask on after and let the pomegranate nectar hydrate skin.
Prestige Satin Revitalizing Firming Mask, £110 | Dior
Pretty pricey but worth investing in as a one month intensive treatment, the Dior revitalising mask firms skin, leaving features more defined and your skin more lifted. With an innovative design that perfectly fits the curves of your face, this is a good one to consider if you want a nip and tuck without the surgery.
No Surgetics Plasti Sculpt Mask, £49.50 | Givenchy
This magic mask works in three steps for an immediate lifting effect and intensive draining of the face and neck. Simply apply, wait for the mask to turn from green to pink for instant effect.
Red Juvenus Stretch Mask, £58 | Shu Uemura
If the effects of too many late nights are showing on your skin, try this super stretchable mask designed to closely fit the face and boost elasticity and radiance and fake a full 8 hours sleep.
The Hydrating Facial, £195 | Crème de la Mer
For those who go all-out with their beauty regime opt for Crème de la Mer’s sumptuous offering – the potent marine extracts in this wonder mask reduce signs of aging, instantly knocking 5 years off your face.
CyberWhite EX Extra Brightening Radiance Recovery Mask, £42.30 | Estée Lauder
A canny option before a big event, this intensive full-face treatment makes your face look youthful, luminous and silky smooth in just 5 minutes - it even targets stubborn age spots and discolouring.
Chloro Plasma Treatment Mask, £67 | Perricone MD
An anti-aging mask with Blue Green Algae (trust us, it works) it activates on contact with skin to target fine line, rough skin, dullness and generally leave skin looking well rested and fresh.
Aqua Gel Luminous Mask, £28 | NARS
Makeup brand NARS has hit a home-run with their super-hydration gel option that boosts collagen production and elastin to give you strokably soft and plump skin.
Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque, £27 | Aesop
We love Aesop products and their cleansing masque is no exception - the combination of premium purified clays gently draws out deeper facial impurities, while skin receives anti-oxidant protection with the inclusion of Parsley Seed and Rosehip Seed botanical extracts.
The Daily Musts Coffret, £41 | Anne Semonin
Use twice a week to add luminosity to the delicate under eye area – it’s not just your face that needs detoxing you know.
Detox Clay Mask, £70 | Chantecaille
Clay is already favoured for its purifying properties and this highly effective option regulates sebum production at the same time as tightening. The ideal option for when you need to heal damaged skin fast.
Aura Manuka Honey Mask, £21.99 | Antipodes
A must-have addition to a skin care regime, this honey option intensely cleans and oxidise for a super perky complexion, plus it smells heavenly.
Anti-Age Overnight Repair Mask, £51 | Aromatherapy Associates
An intensive option for skin that needs plenty of protection, Aromatherapy Associates' Mask is formulated with millet seed extract, rose and frankincense to restore moisture and plump the skin.
The Black Peel Off Mask, £10 | Avojo
Specially developed to prevent and remove blackheads, dirt and grime, these masks work to leave your face feeling soft and revived – pop it on in front of the TV, sit back and wait for younger looking skin.
Cell Revitalise Rose Mask, £65 | Aurelia
A quick fix for a girl on the go, this rose-scented mask fights pollution and other environmental stresses that can affect sensitive skins. We love the Hawaiian Kukui oil in it that gently moisturises without making you feel greasy.
Oxygen Finishing Mask, £32 | Natura Bissé
Containing mineral-rich Spirulina Green Algae Natura Bissé's Mask is a refreshing and brightening gel that purifies and oxygenates the skin.
Gold Hydralifting Mask, £110 | Omorovicza
Perfect for using first thing in the morning or as a pre-party boost - in a matter of minutes, it plumps and hydrates and fine lines appear reduced. This nourishing formula has a heavenly rose scent, too.
Facial Treatment Mask, £57 | SK-II
Crafted from lightweight, absorbent Cotton, SK-II's Facial Treatment Masks are enriched with the brand's exclusive Pitera complex – a yeast-derived blend of Vitamins, Amino Acids, Minerals, and Organic Acids that speed up skin's rejuvenation process. The result? A softer, clearer and visibly hydrated complexion.
Angel Balm Deep Pore Cleanser and Regenerative Mask, £55 | Soveral
If you suffer from under-the-skin bumps this is the product for you. Packed with 100% organic ingredients, you can use as a deep pore cleanser to decongest and improve blood circulation, and it is also doubles up a lip balm and balancing mask.
3D Moisture Infusion Mask, £39 | Sarah Chapman
Initially developed for Sarah’s in-clinic treatments, this superior mask is over 440 times finer than fabric masks, meaning its concoction of all powerful ingredients get through every skin fold and crease. Say hello to baby soft skin.
Purification Deep Cleansing Mask, £22 | Temple Spa
Temple Spa's rich Purification face mask has been formulated with land and marine mud, as well as natural extracts known for the ability to cleanse blocked pores, blackheads and other oily skin concerns.
No Wrinkles Time Dose Mask, £36 | This Works
A multitasking marvel – ThisWorks’ Dose Mask can be sued in three different ways; a 10 minute, a 20 minute or an overnight treatment. Whichever option you go for, you’re guaranteed a more refined looking visage.