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Eye Spy British Summer - The Face Mask Edit

If your skin is anything like mine, it’s probably going through really bad reactions, trying to adjust to the weather switching hysterically between the sunshine, thunderstorms and chilly spells – basically an average British summer! In addition to the trusted moisturiser and oodles of water, everyone should also have a few reliable face masks to give the skin a moral boost.

My ultimate favourite has to be Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry seed energising radiance masque. This exotic-smelling mask has cranberry seed which gently exfoliate dead cells, giving your skin a smooth rosy appearance. I try and use this at least twice a week, especially when the weather’s going nuts.  Plus, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and helps keep the skin calm. Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange extract pollutant defending masque is another gem. It helps reduce skin damage caused by pollution. Not so much in the UK, but if you live in areas with high level of air pollution, this 75ml jar could be your saviour. Both Keihl’s masks retail at £28 and last a good few months. On the more economical scale, little goes a long way with this Organic Surge’s first class mask with rosemary and lemon oils for just £8.75. I use it for a quick ‘pick me up’. It smells delish and instantly brightens the skin in 10 mins. Good Things Manuka Honey Radiance Face Mask also does a good job at making dull skin feel hydrated and brighter for just £3.99. And the best part is, all of the above are from harmful chemicals like SLS and parabens.

For breakout emergencies, my current go-to is Proactiv Skin Purifying Facial Mask.  Just apply it on the spots and it tends to shrink the breakout in a few applications. This deep cleansing sulphur mask only comes with the whole proactive kit. I just nab this from my sister's kit (Sssshhh..) I used to also love Ahava’s Purifying Mud Mask with its gooey mud coloured mask packed with Dead Sea minerals, shrinking pores and keeping my skin clear from breakouts. Used to be my post-bath routine. Hmmm...I think I will repurchase it for the Autumn stash (Tee-hee). Top of my 'to-try' list are Sephora's collection of sheet masks and the much talked about SK-II facial masks. I cannot rationalise spending £60 on a SK-II mask, but I want to try it once just to check the hype. 
Lou M. said...

Great post! My skin also suffers a lot when the weather goes crazy so I might try one of these someday


Unknown said...

Hii..nice compilation. .please do a post on your fav summer moisturizers..




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