Thursday, 24 July 2014

Summer Skin Saviours- Hydrating Masks

I don't know if any of your skins are suffering as much as my skin is in this heatwave. From the soaring temperatures outside, the humidity, the air conditioning at work, the fact I am sleeping next to an oscillating fan so I don't melt- this is all taking a toll on my already dry skin. Accordingly, I've felt the need to compensate, and for the last two weeks, I have been turning to some of my favourite moisture masks to hydrate my skin and help combat all the environmental badness that I seem to be putting it through currently.

With all of these masks, I apply them at nighttime after I have cleansed my face and I let them work their magic overnight without rinsing them off. You might go to bed like a greasy monkey but you will wake up fresh faced in the morning.

Lancome Hydra Intense Hydrating Gel mask is a gorgeous cooling mask that just quenches the thirstiness in my skin overnight- effortlessly. A bit on the pricey side at €39, a little goes a long way with this one. Relaxing, refreshing and intensively moisturising, nice and fresh feeling on the skin, this is an amazing product and I try to use it once if not twice weekly for a skin treat.

Bioderma Hydrabio Masque Hydratant is an absolute wonder product and deserves every shred of hype that comes its way. Gentle, effective, and about a tenner if you happen to live in France. I pray every night that Bioderma will become more easily available in Ireland (not really every night, but I always have hope!). Their entire Hydrabio hydrating line is fantastic, even if the packaging is not very sexy. I had to use this mask every day for the first week- 7 days in a row- and I was afraid that I was going to effectively drown my skin- but my skin genuinely never felt more hydrated than it did that week. I'm running low now so I think another trip to Paris is a must!

Origins Drink Up Intensive is an old favourite of mine but one I keep coming back to. This is also the one that I bring travelling with me due to the handy travel size option (they do these in Boots Liffey Valley and House of Fraser). I've mentioned this on the blog before and I am still loving it- probably one of my favourite Origins products. 

For a budget friendly version, I cannot fault The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask. I love the whole Vitamin E range from The Body Shop, and this mask is a firm favourite of mine. I like to through the pot of this into the fridge and spread the beautiful smelling, cool jelly-like text all over my face and just feel the moisture seeping in. 

So tell me, is your skin suffering in this heat like mine is? Do you find it hard to treat your skin when it's warm outside or from air conditioned environments? 


  1. I was very tempted to get the lance mask the last time I was in Debenhams but the price deterred me!

    1. Yeah it is pretty saucy but I justify it like this- your skin is really important and does a great job protecting all your organs etc. Your poor little skin must be feeling so distressed in this heat that it needs all the help it can get and because your skin has done such a good job, it deserves a really luxury hydrating mask! #longshot

      The Body Shop alternative is a great budget alternative and it smells great, maybe consider giving that one a whirl and there is that 30% off voucher with Image Magazine at the moment to lessen the burden on the pursestrings :D

  2. My skin has done the complete opposite and gone from being dry to more oily for some reason! I've never ever had oily skin, I've always had dry skin so I'm putting it down to the weather because its the only thing thats different! :) There's a No 7 mask for dry/dehydrated skin that's only around 15 euro that's also brilliant next time you're looking for a mask for dry skin.. :)

    1. Thanks for the recommendation, was looking for No 7 Inspiration because I've got a €6.50 voucher burning a hole in my pocket! Sorry to hear you're having skin woes x


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