The UAE summer is unlike any other. As the heat and humidity become increasingly higher and less tolerable, it takes a major toll on our skin. We previously covered the best summer serums, and today we’re tackling another summer skin saver: Face masks. One of the best things about face masks is that they instantly cool your skin, which is a great relief in this weather. Because of their targeted ingredients, masks are a great way to treat your skin and instantly deal with any skin issues you may have. We recommend applying a mask at least once a week to keep your skin in tip-top condition.
Here’s our list of face masks that are perfect for the UAE’s sweltering summer heat.
Eve Lom Rescue Mask – If you’ve been enjoying too many long, summer nights, this award-winning mask will bring your skin back into balance. Camphor, almond and honey-infused kaolin clay form the perfect blend to soothe, decongest and repair your skin. This mask also calms blotchiness and busts breakouts, making it the perfect holiday companion.
Elemis Absolute Eye Mask – Another symptom of long summer nights? Puffy eyes and dark circles. Kick both of them to the curb with this targeted eye mask. Comforting extracts of rose and lavender soothe and de-puff, while cornflower decongests to diminish dark circles, and camellia oil adds a hefty dose of hydration. Keep this in your fridge for an extra cooling treat after a long weekend.
Bliss Steep Clean Pore Purifying Mask – Summer acne got you down? Blame it on the heat and humidity, but even the best of us can experience breakouts during the summer. Keep your skin clear with this deep-purifying mask. The salicylic acid will exfoliate, unclog pores, reduce oil production and prevent post-acne marks, and the shea butter and sunflower oil will keep your skin soft and baby smooth.
Dr. Hauschka Soothing Mask – Are hot temperatures, sticky weather and gross, grimy pollution leaving your skin feeling a little annoyed? Calm it down with this soothing mask, which contains quince seed extract, witch hazel hydrosol, shea butter, macadamia nut and coconut to nourish, soothe and balance irritated skin. It will also minimize any redness or irritation. Think of it as a tall glass of ice-cold water for your skin.
ar457 Balancing & Refining Mask – A Dubai summer isn’t exactly conducive to wearing a full face of makeup, so flawless skin is a must. This mask contains pure argan oil to balance and purify your skin. It also contains kaolin clay to deep cleanse, algae extract to protect and hydrate, and meristem oak root extract for an extra anti-aging boost. Smooth this on before heading out for instantly softer, clearer, more vibrant skin.
– Aseya Atiq