Posted by Aimee Bentson on

Winter weather is my absolute favorite. I love to wrap up in cozy scarfs and sweaters and finally bring my Ugg boots out of storage. Something about having a cold nose brings out the warmth in my heart. Unfortunately the winter weather also brings out the dryness in my skin. 

Your skin dries out in the winter because when the humidity levels in the air drop, your skin gets depleted of moisture. This can happen from colder temperatures outside and from heating inside. Susan says the best way to avoid dry, flakey skin in the winter is to HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE! So while you’re on holiday break, give your skin a break too. Here are some great face masks that will give your skin a holiday glow on any budget.


Refinery 29 made a slideshow of DIY Skin Care for Winter Woes.

Their Peachy-Banana Face Mask is perfect for restoring beauty to your skin in the winter.


2 medium, ripe bananas

2 tablespoons of honey

1 fairly ripe peach (or thawed frozen ones)

2 rounded tablespoons of ground almonds

Finely ground oatmeal

Blend all ingredients together and apply to your face. Relax for 15-30 minutes, then remove with a warm washcloth.

Benefits: These are all natural ingredients, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your face. The ingredients work together to moisturize your skin, as well as lock in that moisture for a lasting effect.

Cost: under $10.

Where: The ingredients in this mask are all things you can find in your pantry or at your grocery store.

Olay Active Botanicals Overnight Moisture Mask

Benefits: Leaving this mask on overnight really helps the moisture sink into your skin. It contains naturally derived botanicals. Jamie Stone of Honestly Jamie beauty blog raves about this drug store steal. 

Cost: $15- probably the best deal when weighing benefit and cost.

Where: Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens


Benefits: This hydrating mask delivers a deep, instant hydration to the skin. It is a great product for the winter because its not only hydrates; it replenishes, restores and calms your skin. It is made for both men and women so you can have a fun spa day with your SO.

Cost: At $69 it is a little on the pricey side, but the beautiful results are worth every penny.

Where: You can order it online on their website or go pick it up at your local Sephora. GLAMGLOW makes many other masks and skin care products that deliver incredible results every time.  


COLORFLO is the perfect finish to the gorgeous glow you get from these face masks. The vitamins in COLORFLO make it a skin treatment. In addition, it’s your all-natural foundation and sun protection. So after your mask, when you’re getting ready for your holiday parties, brush on your COLORFLO and you’re ready for all those family photos and selfies.





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