22 Feb 3 Must Have Masks for a Summer Recovery
Unfortunately, Summer is on it’s last legs here in Australia (wah!), and I’m sure I am not the only one who has been making the most of it – outside, in the sun.
I would actually estimate that I have spent at least 90% of my summer days at the beach.
You see spending long hours in the sun (covered in sunscreen of course) means that my skin would get quite dry and dehydrated as the sun generally sucks the water out of my body.
Luckily, I found 3 wonderful masks, which helped restore and rehydrate my face, lips and feet and would definitely recommend to anyone who loves summer and the sun as much as I do.
I am a big believer of putting sunscreen on my face before I go out into the sun. I tend to use a tinted moisturiser or BB cream with SPF included. Unfortunately, there are times where I forget to re-apply sunscreen after going for a swim in the ocean and will leave my face open to getting burnt (I try to re-apply as much as possible as I don’t want wrinkles, pigmentation or freckles). I love to do a facemask 1-2 times a week and I have found the perfect mask to apply to my dehydrated face after a day at the beach.
DR. JART Mask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution is the absolute bomb. This mask is made out of a cellulose sheet mask which makes it easy upon application and removal as you simply place the hydration filled sheet over your face, leave on for 15-20 minutes and then peel off in one piece when finished.
The mask was made not only to hydrate, but also to replenish and protect your skins moisture. This is a very quick fix mask and will immediately leave your skin looking healthier, balanced and moisturized after a day in the sun.
Moving onto lips. The Lonvitalite C7 Collagen & Gold Lip Mask worked wonders on my small/chapped lips. When I go into the sun, I never really think to put sunscreen or zinc on my lips. Due to having quite small lips, I never really look after them properly. A whole day in the sun cannot only leave my lips feeling very sensitive and sunburnt, but can also dry them out completely. I don’t think there is anything worse then having dry lips, especially in summer.
This plant based collagen lip mask helps to replenish and rehydrate the lips AND also plumps your lips at the same time (Having small lips, I was gob smacked at the results). The mask accelerates blood circulation, leaving your lips with a more youthful look and feel. Inside are 6 lip masks, and for the price of $32 I will definitely be restocking. I am completely obsessed!!!
Funnily enough, I am one of the silly ones who will tend to always forget to bring sandals or thongs to the beach. This means when it is 30-40 degrees outside and the sand is scorching hot I have to sprint barefoot across the beach. I am slowly learning from this mistake. The Skin Republic Foot Repair 20-Minute Treatment is perfect for the treatment of burnt and warn out feet, and what a better excuse to relax and put your feet up for 20 minutes.
All you have to do is slide your feet into the little booties of goodness, which is made of very thin tissue. Firstly it can feel very odd placing and wrapping your feet into a wet and gooey substance, but as soon as you put your feet up they are instantly cooled and relieved. After 20 minutes, take off your tissue boots and wipe away the residue gel with a towel, do not wash them. Not only will your feet feel fresh and hydrated, but they will look a lot healthier too.
So there you have it, 3 masks which completely changed my 2016/17 summer for the better. Looking after your skin is very important, especially when you are a sun addict like me.
Written by Laura Harriss