Summer is well on the way and here in the UK so far the weather has been alright! Summer is great but what’s not so great is when you have oily skin! the heat + oily skin = clogged pores, breakouts and texture on the skin. all of which will get in the way of your makeup looking as great as it should be!
Luckily I have tried and tested a lot of face masks and in this post, I am spilling the beans on my top 4 masks that are great for the summer. Well, they are great all year round but their ingredients make them more suitable for the summer! Why? Because, between these face masks, they will leave your skin balanced, detoxified and pores unclogged! If you’re ready for your best skin ever this summer, make sure to keep on reading
Top 5 face masks for summer!
Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, £16
This mask is part of the Body Shop’s Expert Face Masks Collection. The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is 100% vegan and has charcoal, bamboo, green tea leaves and tea tree oil. All these ingredients are known for its purifying properties. I super love this mask- it tingles (I must warn you) but it refines pores like a dream. I recommend it for oily skin types and those wanting a mask to balance their skin. I love that the mask doubles as an exfoliator because it has these ‘flakes’ (lack of a better word) in it and whilst rinsing they gently scrub the skin.
P.S I think it’s an excellent dupe for the next mask I’m going to talk about
GlamGlow Youth Mud Tinglexfoilate treatment, £39
Hailed as a 10 min facial in a jar, this face mask is serious! I pull this out for special occasions like skin care prep for weddings or when I am going on a short break but can’t pack a face mask with me. I also reach for this when I’m back from holiday and my skin needs a quick jump start. This mask does all sorts to the skin. It balances, draws out impurities and leaves your skin smoother and brighter. I was blown away after 1st use and it’s definitely a mask I will repurchase! It tingles like crazy though so I won’t necessarily recommend if you have sensitive skin.
P.S- this mask helps to retexture your skin too. So many times I pull this out when I get texture on my skin and instantly my skin looks better after washing it off. I also use it as a spot treatment when I get breakouts and this works to reduce them by size and eventually get rid of them!
Mary Kay TimeWise Revealing Radiance Facial Peel, £48
If you know my blog, you know I am obsessed with acids- AHA/BHA’s, so naturally, I was super excited to try this for BrownBeautyTalk. The mask helps to minimise pores and brighten the skin, something we all love, especially if you have hyperpigmentation. Whilst I love mud masks, sometimes I want something ‘lighter’ on my skin and that’s where this mask comes in.
P.S- AHA increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun so SPF is needed
GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment, £39
Another mask from Glam Glow that blew me away after 1st use! I always compare this to the Youth Mud and call Super Mud its ‘baby’. I would use this when my skin needs a little boost but not so much that I reach for the Youth Mud lol. it doesn’t tingle but it gets the job done! Pores, texture and I use this as spot treatment too.
P.S- if you find Glam Glow’s masks too expensive I suggest getting one of their gift sets. They run about the same price for one full mask but you get a few ‘to-go’ sizes plus a full size or bigger size mask. For instance when I bought the Youth Mud Gift Set for £39 ( I think this set is sold out btw) but it came with a full-size Youth Mud and two 30g masks- Thirst mud & Supermud. The 30g masks last a long time too. I have used my Supermud many times but I still have some left and I will definitely be purchasing the full size when I’m out.
They currently have a similar set available on their website. The multi masking set has one 30g mask plus 5 7g masks for £35! Check it out here They also have smaller masks starting from £14
Other drugstore alternatives include
Garnier Self Heating Sauna Mask- the £1.29 mask that packs a punch!
Simple Deep Cleansing Mask
If you have oily skin, charcoal is an ingredient you should look for in your skincare products, especially in the summer. it detoxifies the skin and helps draw out impurities meaning your pores will be reduced and your skin balanced. Look for it in your face masks but in your face washes too.
If you want to find out your skin type and how to build a routine, make sure you check out my previous post on them.
That’s all folks. These are the masks I have been switching between this summer. Oily skin will definitely benefit the most from these masks and if you have clogged pores definitely give these a try!
I will catch you guys later in my next post! see ya
P.S.S.S- make sure you are using SPF!