Okay, we can admit it: face masks might not be a mandatory product in your skincare routine, but they are nice for the occasional spoil or to target certain concerns. And they often contain concentrated doses of active ingredients, which can be especially helpful in summer, when specific skin problems, such as UV damage, breakouts and oiliness, are more widely experienced.
If you want to ensure that you glow all season long, here are the masks you need to treat common summertime skin woes.
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In the summer months, the temperatures and humidity rise. These changes in the environment make the skin go into sebum-production overdrive. This, combined with more sweat, can lead to oiliness and shine. Clay masks are a great option for those who have this problem, as this nature-derived ingredient absorbs any excess oil.
When the weather is hot, we sweat more and lose more water. This means that it’s a lot easier to become dehydrated, which affects your entire body – including your skin, which can appear dull. Give it a boost by upping your water intake and using a mask with brightening ingredients.
With excess sebum and sweat production can come another summer skin concern: acne. If you are struggling with breakouts, a clay mask can help by absorbing any oil from the skin and debris from the pores. Also, consider masks that contain known pimple-busting ingredients, such as salicylic acid.
When the temperatures rise, many of us enjoy spending time soaking up the sun’s rays. This, as we know, can wreak havoc on our skin and cause UV damage. If you have an angry sunburn, reach for some aloe vera to calm it. If your skin is generally just feeling fried, try a soothing mask.