Summer (Yes, Summer) Masques

People don’t think about masques for summertime — the idea of putting another layer of anything on your skin can sometimes feel a little gross. Get that idea out of your head! Masques can be great for you all year round, if only you pick the right ones for what your skin is doing in that season.


If your skin gets super oily in the summertime…

Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque

This salicylic acid + clay gem will cool your skin as it zaps all your excess oil. Ideal to start doing thrice weekly, you can slightly reduce frequency once you start to see results.


If your skin gets super acneic in the summertime…

Dr. Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask

Sulfur and kaolin clay kill breakouts and reduce blackheads while aloe soothes. Use this versatile guy as an overnight treatment or a 10-minute rinse-off. (I’ve even used it as a mattifying primer under makeup…shhh….)


If your skin gets super red in the summertime…

Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask

Hydrating Olive Leaf and Evening Primrose take all the uncomfortable redness out of bothered skin. Gentle enough to use whenever you need it, it’s recommended for use two or three times a week.


If your skin gets super burnt in the summertime*…

Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

Active botanicals, hyaluronic acid, and calming dipeptide really put the kibosh on skin heat, whether from sunburn, windburn, or just chronic skin inflammation. Use your skin’s new best friend anytime you want — really. Day, night, leave-on, rinse-off.

Didn’t see your summertime skin prob in the lineup? Tell us yours in the comments — we’re happy to recommend a great solution!

*Wear sunscreen. 🙂


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