10 Warming Face Masks That Aren't Just Gimmicks

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In case you haven't heard, brisk weather can strip our skin of much-needed moisture. So every now and then, our pores need a nice re-up. In other words, bring on the masking. And we're not talking regular masks—we're talking warming masks that'll give your skin an at-home spa treatment. Don't get us wrong, we love a cooling mask as much as the next beauty buff who failed to get a full eight hours of sleep the night before. But warming masks are equally as calming and will allow your skin to escape the cold for a hot second. Warming masks not only work to revitalize your skin's texture, but they'll also show your pores some love.

Keep reading for our roundup of the 10 best warming masks.

Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ 4.1 oz/ 117 g
Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask $38
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Honey has a way of purifying your skin like no other. Massage this silky mask on your face, and there's no doubt that you'll feel the jelly-like texture of honey, propolis, and Echinacea GreenEnvy seeping their goodness into your skin.

The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask $25
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You can rest assured that this clay mask will deep-clean your pores, leaving your complexion with a silky-smooth texture. It warms as soon it touches your skin, so you can also give your face a mini spa session while it's working its magic.

Pore-Balance(TM) Facial Sauna Scrub 3 oz/ 85 g
Ole Henriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub $28
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This innovative scrub has the power to warm and cool your skin at the same time. Using a hardworking blend of AHAs like glycolic and lactic acid, this will help shed dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, smoother complexion.

May Lindstrom The Problem Solver $100
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Got a skin problem? This bottle of magic can fix it. Infused with cacao, salts, spices, bamboo extract, and rich nutrients, this powerful mask will save your skin from its woes. And yes, it's worth every penny and loved by Team Byrdie.

Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask, .25 oz each, 4 Count
Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask $6
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Feeling like your stressed-out skin needs a reboot? Charcoal does the trick. Bioré nailed it with this charcoal mask that acts as a thermal layer for your skin. Gently massage this natural charcoal concoction onto your skin and wait until it feels cool for the ultimate experience.

White Charcoal Detox Mask
Context Skin White Charcoal Detox Mask $45
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This white charcoal mask is your skin glow-up in a bottle. Lather on this binchō-tan white charcoal powder mask (that's also infused with glycerin), and you'll feel its slight tingly and warming effect. Afterward, your skin will feel deeply hydrated and baby-soft.

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask $60
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Using a combination of Irish moor mud and rich ingredients like Hijiki seaweed and volcanic ash, this warming mask restores skin's radiance draws out toxins from your pores. Over time, it improves the overall health of your skin. Bring on a youthful-looking glow forever.

Bella Schneider Beauty Royal Rose Stem Cell Mask $55
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This mega-moisturizing mask is full of top-notch ingredients like jojoba, shea, rose oil, mallow, and grape cell extract that work together to nourish your skin. It'll leave your skin feeling supple, relaxed, and hydrated.

Warming Detox Mask
Alba Botanica Warming Detox Mask $13
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If you're looking to really give your pores a deep clean, this pick from Alba Botanica checks all the boxes. Harnessing the power of mineral-rich volcanic clay, skin gets a complete detox, pores get nixed of impurities and dirt, and complexion gets a smoother, more radiant appearance.

Herbivore
Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask $48
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If brighter skin is the goal, this self-heating mask is the ticket that'll get you there. The warming effect stimulates blood circulation to deliver more vibrant-looking skin. And, the fact that it uses mild exfoliators like pineapple and papaya enzymes means sensitive skin types can use it without risking irritation.

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