3 Face Masks For Winter Skin

Say goodbye to winter skin blues.

The change in seasons and subsequent drop in temperatures can wreak havoc on skin. When the air cools skin can be left dry and out of balance. To combat the chaos, I have  three face masks that I rely on to keep skin glowing and smooth—sans pimples, dry patches, or flakey skin.

1. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask

This mask is packed with rejuvenating skin benefits and can be used year round, but is especially great when the weather turns harsh. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and provides much-needed hydration that soothes irritation while detoxifying impurities. I like to use a very thin layer before bed. After rinsing it off in the morning my skin is much softer and smoother.

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Sephora, $52.

2. Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask

While not as gentle as the previous formula, this mask is like a reset button for skin. I like to use it when I am in need of some serious renewal. I typically use it once every couple weeks, and try not to overuse it as it can be more drying. However, it’s great for diminishing pores and restoring clarity, leaving skin glowing. And because it only takes 10 minutes, it’s easy to fit into a busy schedule.

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Sephora, $26.

3. Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask

This mask is my holy grail product when it comes to spot-treating blemishes. While it can be used on the entire face, I prefer to apply it before bed onto any stubborn spots I may have. When I wake up in the morning I rinse the entreatment off and pimples are substantially smaller and less noticeable. It’s powerful, yet gentle enough to be used nightly and has never irritated my sensitive skin, which is often hard to come by.

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Ulta, $38.

My Favorite Products For Glowing Skin

Get your glow on, girl. 

Finding the right skin care regimen can be incredibly difficult, time-consuming, and not to mention frustrating. I am constantly on the hunt for products that will keep my skin clear, smooth, and oil-free. I have spent years trying to find the best products to suite my combination-oily skin, which also gets frequent dry patches during the colder months. It can be a challenge to know what products will actually make a difference and which one’s won’t live up to their hype. Below is my current skin care routine, with the products I am loving right now. While these items have worked for me, each person’s skin is different so be sure to consult a dermatologist if you have any negative results.


I cleanse my skin morning and night, which is essential for removing pore-clogging dirt and bacteria. My favorite staple cleanser is by Aveeno, because it leaves my skin clean without feeling too harsh.

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Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser; $7.99 Ulta Beauty


Toner is a great way to ensure every last trace of makeup and oil is gone. I use it after cleansing my skin by sweeping a dampened cotton pad all over my face. I am obsessed with Pixi By Petra, and have seen a real change in my skin after incorporating it into my routine.

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Pixi By Petra Glow Tonic; $15 Target


Another staple product I use in my nighttime routine is this serum, which is also from the Pixi line . I think using them together works the best, and really helps fade any discoloration I have and leaves my skin glowing.

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Pixi By Petra Overnight Glow Serum; $24 Target


When skin is dry it can actually overproduce oil. This can cause combo to oily skin to get even shinier. A lightweight moisturizer is key to keeping my skin in balance. My favorite is from Murad and is perfect for use morning and night.

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Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion-Blemish Prone/Oily Skin; $38 Sephora