Sometimes it seems like no matter how much moisturizer you slather onto your face, your skin still feels parched. What you really need is a product that will deeply penetrate the skin to soothe, hydrate, and restore its luminous glow. But navigating the overcrowded sea of moisturizers and mask that promise to do everything for your skin and leave your skin hydrated and smooth can be daunting, to say the least. Let’s look at the answer what you are looking for. To your new best friend: the hydrating face mask.

What helps to Quench Parched Skin

Whether you choose to saturate your thirsty complexion with a paper, gel, or fiber sheet doused in moisture-boosting collagen, brush on a rich, emollient cream, or apply a skin-nourishing overnight mask before getting some shuteye, rest assured there’s definitely a moisturizing mask out there that’s perfect for your unique skin type and your lifestyle.

So, if your face is feeling tight, or you’re experiencing more serious symptoms of extreme dryness, like redness, acne flareups, flaking, cracked skin, fine lines, and rough patches, it’s high time to rebuild your skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Let’s crack the code on the best hydrating face masks for dry skin to find out just exactly what makes them so great, plus how to get the best results for your skin type, whether it’s sensitive, dry, normal, oily, acne-prone, or combination. Let us take a close look at three types of masks that plump, nourish, and soothe parched skin.

Sheet Masks

Generally, sheet masks are composed of either paper, cotton, nonwoven fiber, cellulose, pulp (from rayon to wood and coconut), or even a combination of these materials. We are no fan of sheet masks at NAYA as they are not sustainable and accumulate waste. There is no friendly way of disposing them and most of the time they are overpriced and are wrapped in plastic. While Hydrating sheet masks contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, which binds more water molecules to restore moisture to the skin, sheets masks tend to be thin and don’t actually contain enough moisture to effectively hydrate skin. We would suggest to ignore them and keep your pennies in your purse and turn on the heel when it comes to sheet masks.

Targeted Masks

If you’re looking to be proactive in developing an anti-aging regimen while solving dry skin problems, use masks specifically targeted to specific concerns (fine lines, deep wrinkles, discoloration, hyperpigmentation, etc.).

Overnight Masks

Overnight masks can actually be the holy grail for people with dry and dehydrated skin. They work while you’re asleep, which is when the body naturally rebalances hydration. When the body is in a deep, restful sleep, the skin’s metabolism increases and cell-turnover and -renewal escalate. Your skin is, therefore, able to recover moisture while excess water in the body is processed for removal. Since skin can lose water while you’re sleeping, the application of overnight serums and creams creates an impermeable seal on the skin’s surface (again, an occlusive layer) that locks in the mask’s hydrating ingredients so that they penetrate more deeply into the skin.

Trust us, there’s a mask out there for you, no matter your budget or skin type. And why don’t you start and have a look at our Hydration Mask with five different types of Hyaluronic Acid to plump up each layer of your skin.