6 Cooling face masks to try for sun-stressed skin

Do you want to know the secret to ‘glowing skin’ when the sun is blazing outside? It’s cooling face masks. The logical part of your brain might warn you that summer means blemishes, tan, inflammation, and clogged pores and you might be tempted to succumb to summer skin. But waiting for the mercury to drop to achieve radiant skin isn’t a practical solution. Don’t let the heat get under your skin–just as you feed your body cooling drinks, feed your skin cooling face masks. Switch up your skincare routine, add masks to your cart and commit to additional ten minutes twice a week. That’s what it takes to keep summer skincare woes under control. Ahead we list cooling face masks to beat the summer heat.

Aminu Marine Clay Mask

Aminu’s Marine Clay Mask checks all boxes, whether you are looking at a quick fix to sun-stressed skin or as a weekly maintenance ritual. Scoop a teaspoon in your palm, and apply using your fingertips. The greyish-clay mask provides a cooling sensory experience upon application. Containing mineral-rich seawater, marine clay, and cooling peppermint hydrosol, this mask detoxes, soothes, and hydrates the skin within 10 minutes.

Forest Essentials Facial Treatment Masque Haldi Varnya Lepa

If you are gearing up for a wedding or an event and are ready to invest time in your skincare regime, use it as a daily ritual instead of an SOS treatment. Haldi Varnya Lepa is a hydrating facial mask infused with four types of turmeric to brighten and heal the skin. Add this to the cart if you are nostalgic about ubtans but don’t have the bandwidth to pound and handpick fresh ingredients on your own. The consistency, the scent and the results will channel your inner diva.

Global Beauty Secret Chandani Avahana Ubtan

Infused with chandan (sandalwood) and chandi (silver), the Chandani Avahana Ubtan is a multi-tasking cleanser, masque and scrub. The amalgamation of sandalwood extract, silver flakes, and aloe vera extract which will calm and soothe irritated skin while geranium, calendula, primrose and bergamot oil provide adequate moisturisation for a softer complexion.

Kama Ayurveda Suvarna Haldi Chandan Brightening Face Mask

Check out this ayurvedic powder face mask made of turmeric, sandalwood, rose petals, and orange peels to brighten the summer skin. Inspired by Indian bridal beauty secrets, it’s a mix of potent herbs to help the skin relax. It also works if you want to even out that stubborn beach tan. Mix it with rose water/yoghurt/milk/aloe vera or plain water if you are in a hurry. Apply to moist skin. We suggest misting your face with rose water for best results.

Shankara Calming Mask with Seabuckthorn and Calendula

This alga-aloe gel mask soothes and calms sensitive skin for instant, cooling relief. The blue chamomile and cucumber ease temporary redness and irritation, while the sea buckthorn oil nourishes and hydrates. It works for all skin types.

iS Clinical Hydra Cool Mask

Looking for a reinvigorating, hydrating and soothing mask? Add this iS Clinical Hydra Cool Mask to your vanity stat. This gel formula only takes 5 minutes to start healing and repairing the skin with hydrating heroes ingredients like hyaluronic acid, rosemary leaf oil and aloe vera. Beyond nurturing dry skin, this mask will also leave burst of refreshment to counter the boiling heat.

This article first appeared in Vogue



  • Aparrna Gupta

    Transitioning from crafting stories for The Asian Age and Bombay Times to setting beauty trends in Verve, Aparrna Gupta’s journey has always revolved around resonant storytelling. Her prowess in content creation is unparalleled, with articles featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Lifestyle Asia, Elle, and Femina. She also excels in content ideation, trend identification, mood board creation, and product styling. Her expertise has proven invaluable to homegrown brands, enabling them to authentically connect with their audience.

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