Whether you’re in need of a reset after weeks in the sun at the beach or taking long walks in the park, these are the products that can help your skin get back on track. Read on to find our favorite end-of-summer product picks.
A Lip Mask
Even if you’re diligent about applying SPF on your face and body, there’s a good chance your lips have gone unattended to. Sun damage on this small yet important area manifests itself in the form of dehydration and inflammation. A nourishing overnight lip mask is a great way to nurse them back to health. The Klavuu Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack contains avocado, sweet almond, and apricot seed oils to soften and heal chapped lips.
Another nourishing lip mask we love is the Mamonde Lip Sleeping Mask in Plum Blossom. It helps to gently exfoliate and moisturize the delicate lip area while you snooze with natural AHAs, antioxidant-rich plum blossom extract and hydrating muru muru butter.
A Cleansing Toner
Toners are an everyday kind of product in our book, but they can be especially beneficial in extreme weather seasons like summer and winter since their primary goal is to balance skin. The Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner is a favorite among all skin types because it keeps your complexion at equilibrium while clearing your skin from excess sebum and debris to give you glowing skin.
If you have sensitive skin, the Prime Time Cleansing Toner from Good (Skin) Days™ is another great option. Natural enzymes from papaya and pumpkin make it an effective skin clearing micellar water as they help gently exfoliate the skin while removing any impurities. This low pH toner is also enriched with antioxidant-rich maple extract, which helps soothe and soften the skin.
These toners are just the boost your skin needs as summer comes to a close.
A Refreshing Sheet Mask
A sheet mask can’t fix everything but there’s something about the treatment that can make you feel rejuvenated inside and out in just 15-20 minutes. The Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Sheet Mask in Calendula is particularly invigorating. This Allure 2019 Best of Beauty award-winning sheet mask has ingredients like calendula (a K-beauty favorite botanical ingredient) to calm inflammation. The sheet mask itself is made of eucalyptus pulp, which also helps to soothe irritated skin from too much sun exposure. Keep one in your refrigerator before application for an even more refreshing experience.
A Dark Spot Treatment
Not only can sun damage cause dark spots and hyperpigmentation, but they can make these spots more noticeable. If you had a little too much time in the sun this summer and need to do some damage control, the Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Intensive Eye Cream is a must-have spot treatment. Yes, you read it right. It is an eye cream, but this peptide and antioxidant-packed cream can be used as both an eye treatment and a spot treatment for dark spots. Licorice water and extract effectively fade brown spots, acne scars, and pigmented areas, plus soothe any inflammation.
A Clay Mask
You don’t have to have oily, breakout-prone skin to be dealing with both in the heat of the summer. A non-drying, purifying clay mask will serve you well. The Troiareuke Acsen Pore Control Mask contains Moroccan lava, kaolin and bentonite clay along with centella asiatica to clean out and minimize pores, brighten and moisturize for a more clear, even and firmer complexion.