In our new blog, we reveal the impact of summer on your skin – from increased sebum leading to breakouts to dehydration causing dullness. The good news? Achieving flawless skin is just a 20-minute mask away...
Detoxifying Skin In The Summer – Mask Edition
As the scorching summer sun beats down upon us, our skin becomes vulnerable to various environmental stressors. Sweat, pollution, and excess oil can wreak havoc on our complexion, leading to clogged pores, breakouts, and a dull appearance. Our skin serves as a protective barrier, shielding us from external aggressors like UV radiation, pollution, and pathogens. It also plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature and maintaining hydration. However, these vital functions can be compromised during the summer months due to the increase of humidity, sweat and sebum production. During the summer our skin goes through several changes due to these environmental factors. Understanding these changes is crucial to grasp the importance of keeping our skin healthy during this summer season. Let’s break down what happens to our skin in the summer and why maintaining health is essential:
Increased sebum production: Hot and humid weather triggers the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. While sebum is necessary in keeping the skin and skin’s barrier functions lubricated and protected, excessive production can lead to clogged pores, acne breakouts and an oily complexion.
Dehydration: Sweating in the summer is a natural response to regulate body temperature. However, excessive sweating can cause dehydration, leading to dehydration lines and dullness. It can also work in another way which can cause the skin to produce more sebum to compensate for the dehydration!
Oxidative stress: The sun’s UV rays can also produce free radicals in the skin, leading to oxidative stress. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can damage skin cells, proteins, and DNA, accelerating the ageing process and contributing to further skin problems.
This is why it is so important to keep skin healthy during the summer – to protect against free radical damage, prevent acne breakouts, hydrate, and nourish the skin. It seems like a heavyweight task to be able to incorporate all those factors into your routine! However, luckily for you it can come in the simple form of a mask! Twenty minutes a day is all it takes with a detoxifying mask to help pull out impurities, help regulate excess oils, protect, and repair against free radical damage and help cells to be at optimal health and functioning level.
Which mask you might ask, well, here are some of our favourites for helping to combat the negative skin impacts that summer brings to skin. These masks will help to keep skin bright, radiant, and clear.
Masque Vivant – Congestion and Oil’s arch nemesis
Masque Vivant is a true gem in the world of skincare, this mask boasts remarkable purifying and detoxifying properties that work wonders for the skin. The secret lies in its high concentration of Yeast Extract, which plays a pivotal role in facilitating a natural process called Phagocytosis. Horrible name but important none the less, it helps cells to undergo a detoxification process by shedding impurities and pollutants that may have accumulated over time. By supporting this process, Masque Vivant preserves the harmonious balance and integrity of the skin, leaving it looking and feeling rejuvenated.
Yeast Extract helps to go beyond that by assisting the skin cells in engulfing harmful bacteria, foreign particles and dying cells, acting as a protective shield for your body and skin’s well-being. In addition, this mask also contains Lactic Acid, which imparts gentle exfoliation and much-needed hydration, promoting a smoother and more radiant complexion. To further enhance its benefits, Cucumber extract is added to help alleviate skin irritation.
A perfect addition to anyone who suffers from a very prominent shine throughout the day and congestion.
Balm – An Iced Lemon Water and Massage for Combination Skin
Balm is a powerful skincare treasure enriched with Volcanic Glass and Carbon Activo (Active Carbon), two very powerful ingredients renowned for their deep purifying and detoxifying abilities. Acting as potent magnets, they draw out impurities and pollution build-up, as well as heavy metals, that may have accumulated on the surface of the skin. This gentle, yet luxuriously rich formula not only detoxifies but also reduces skin sensitivity, offering a soothing and even-toned effect.
Among its nourishing components is Pullulan, a complex sugar essential for healthy skin. This mask deeply hydrated your skin, quenching its thirst and combating the damaging effects of free radicals. The result is a revitalised and refreshed complexion that radiates luminosity.
A beautiful moment for those suffering from an oily t-zone and dehydration.
Definitive Optimising Mask – A party of ingredients, Dullness and Oil aren’t invited
The Definitive Optimising Mask is an all-in-one solution for achieving a vibrant and flawless complexion. Its carefully curated blend of natural extracts provides multiple benefits for your skin. Willow Bark Extract lends its gentle exfoliating properties, unclogging pores and promoting a smoother texture. The inclusion of Snow Mushroom Extract protects and nourishes the skin, locking in moisture and enhancing its natural barrier.
A standout ingredient in this mask is Auteur’s Hyaluronic Complex, which works wonders in replenishing the skin’s water reservoir. By attracting and retaining water molecules, it ensures the skin stays supple and plump. Thanks to Auteur’s high levels of technology, this Hyaluronic Acid also contains hydrophobic properties, to help them retain in the skin even after excessive sweating. Simultaneously, Jojoba Seed Oil lends its sebum-regulating properties, keeping excess oil at bay and promoting a balanced complexion.
The best for those suffering from dullness and dehydration, while also looking to detoxify and gently exfoliate skin.
Anti-Ageing Enzyme Mask – Decadent Acid-Free Honey Mask for Oily and Sensitive Skin
Sapelo’s Anti-Ageing Enzyme mask harnesses the power of natural ingredients to combat signs of Ageing. At its core is Honey, a timeless ingredient known for its natural antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. This golden elixir nourishes and revitalises the skin, leaving it soft and smooth to the touch.
The mask’s brilliance is further elevated by a complex of bark which is naturally enriches with Mandellic Acid. This powerful compound takes on free radicals, reducing their harmful impact on the skin and imparting a brightening effect. Together these ingredients help to create a mask which not only defies ageing in the gentlest way but enhances skin’s appearance.
The most decadent mask for those who cannot handle acids, but still looking for those same effects as a mask with acids.
The importance of detoxifying our skin during the hot summer months should be common. Especially for those living in the city, the hot air tends to hold pollution which can make it worse. Detoxifying face masks provide an effective solution to combat the negative effects of increased sebum production, sweating, pollution and UV radiation. By incorporating these masks into your summer skincare routine, you can enjoy the benefits of deep cleansing, removal of environmental toxins, improved skin texture, and a pampering self-care experience. So, gear up, protect your skin, and let the power of these mask lead the way to a glowing and healthy complexion all summer long.
Anti-Ageing Enzyme Mask
The importance of detoxifying our skin during the hot summer months should be common. Especially for those living in the city, the hot air tends to hold pollution which can make it worse.
Detoxifying face masks provide an effective solution to combat the negative effects of increased sebum production, sweating, pollution and UV radiation.
By incorporating these masks into your summer skincare routine, you can enjoy the benefits of deep cleansing, removal of environmental toxins, improved skin texture, and a pampering self-care experience.
So, gear up, protect your skin, and let the power of these mask lead the way to a glowing and healthy complexion all summer long.
By Embassy of Beauty