By Maha Asif Rizwan
“Cleanse, tone, and moisturize,” skin experts say! But what should one do when religiously rubbing your face (day and night) doesn’t produce the desired results? You slather on a mask, sit back, and relax! Masks have the power to rejuvenate your skin without any external support. And that’s a big plus because honestly, who has the energy to tug, pull, and dampen cotton balls after a tiring day or a work week? Not us at least. So we’re always on a lookout for solutions that are easy and can combat those tan lines, open pores, breakouts, and oily skin. Basically, combat our summer woes.
So with the sun out to get us all, we at Women’s Own tried different masks and here is the list of skin care masks that are going to be our best friends this summer.
For refreshed matt skin
Banking on the power of Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask provides you a spa-like treatment in the comfort of your home. What most products take months to deliver, this mask can do in half an hour. It left our skin devoid of its inevitable oily summer sheen and our complexion looks fresh after only three applications.
Our verdict: It is the perfect solution for oily skin this summer and fights the visible effects of humidity.
For a plump hydrated skin
Our skin falls prey to the inflammatory effects of the humidity and heat every summer. Your skin becomes dehydrated, loses moisture, and looks dull and parched. How do you combat it? Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Aloe Vera cools your skin down and hydrates it. Made from natural aloe pulp, the mask makes your skin go from dull to glowing in 10 minutes!
Our verdict: Pair this mask with your skin toner for a daily relaxing skin regime.
For that inner glow
Worried about those untimely breakouts? Reverse the effects of humidity with the I’m Real Rice Mask – Clear Skin. Made especially to clear skin of impurities, this mask is packed with natural oils, avocado extracts, and a great fragrance. We won’t lie, our skin did feel hydrated and brighter after taking the first sheet off our faces.
Our verdict: It soothes your skin and is a solution for all those summer pimples if you commit to the mask regularly.
For smoother more brighter skin
Freeman Peel-Off Cucumber Mask is one of our favorite Freeman skin care products. This mask peels the dirt right off your face after a hot, tiring day, leaving it smooth and hydrated thanks to the soothing effect of cucumbers.
It was gentle on our pores and left our skin softer and smoother right after the first application.
Our verdict: Recharge your skin with this gentle yet effective peel off mask.