It’s easy to associate summer with oily skin, blemishes, breakouts, dull, dry hair, and an irritable scalp. However, waiting until the end of summer for that radiant face and shiny hair is not a viable solution, especially as the world recovers from the pandemic and we return to normal after two years of working at residence. And so, a quick fix to beat the heat is needed. The best solution is to change up your skin and hair care routine by adding effective and refreshing hair and face masks to your beauty supply.
We’ve all felt the need to stay inside a fridge or stick our face in a bucket of ice water when it’s hot outside. What most people don’t know is that ice has beneficial properties. The beauty industry often takes inspiration from these simple, natural techniques and takes them to the next level. One of the best examples of this is the creation of cooling face masks – an easier way to achieve the cooling, cooling effect of ice coupled with the well-known benefits of face masks. There are several reasons why cooling face masks are a must in your beauty regimen this summer-
Cleaning– During the summer, all the dust and pollutants accumulate and stick to your face, leaving the skin looking dull and depressed. By wearing a face mask for a few minutes, the soothing ingredients (like aloe vera, cucumber, etc.) can seep through the pores and cleanse the skin. Moreover, using a cooling gel mask can even prevent oily skin and kill dead cells. The face mask also hydrates your face, closes pores, prevents infections and breakouts, and leaves your skin feeling clean and supple.
moisturizing– The cooling effects of the face mask provide hydration and care for dry skin. The mask blocks any water loss from the pores while deeply hydrating and nourishing the skin, leaving you feeling refreshed.
Detan and inflammation prevention– The feeling of coming home after a hot summer day and inspecting your tan lines is one of the most frustrating things about summer. However, cooling masks have antioxidant properties that detan your skin. By penetrating deep into the skin, these masks manage to scrape off the tan and make your face glow. The antioxidant properties also reduce any inflammation that can be caused by prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays or blue rays from the screen. So even if you’re working from home and constantly staring at a screen, a cooling face mask is a must!
soothing– Like the precious effects of ice on the skin, cooling masks reduce puffiness and reduce dark circles. Plus, after a long day in the scorching summer sun, cooling masks are the perfect way to unwind. All you have to do is light some candles, watch your favorite TV show, put on a cooling face mask, and watch your worries melt away into thin air.
And who doesn’t want every one of those perks? These irresistible properties are why cooling masks are all the rage this summer, and rightly so!
But it does not stop there. Refreshing hair masks are also taking the beauty industry by storm.
A bad hair day is a reality that we know only too well. And during the summer, it almost feels like it’s exceptionally common. Indeed, the sweltering heat, UV rays, pollutants and humidity cause problems such as dull and dry hair, frizziness, itchy scalp, allergies, dandruff and hair loss. Again, the easiest solution is to grab a refreshing hair mask and watch your hair grow into a healthy, shiny mane.
With contributions from Naina Ruhail, Co-CEO and Founder of Vanity Wagon.