These soothing face masks will rescue your sunburned skin after a weekend at the beach (and basically, every hot summer day in the Philippines).
Aloe Derma Brightening Facial Mask
The aloe vera juice, glycerine and lavender essence heal and moisturize. Vitamin C lightens the appearance of dark spots and evens out the complexion. The mild exfoliation also helps remove dry flakes. Cherry Roco says she also uses this the night before a big date, or whenever her skin looks dull or dry. “I think this is the only reason I don’t look like a zombie during exam week!” says the 21-year-old nursing student.
Nature Republic 92% Soothing Gel
A true cult favorite, and for good reason! It soothes and refreshes inflamed, irritated and sunburnedskin. It feels soooo cool and is so moisturizing. You can use it on the face, body, and hair. as a moisturizer, mask or sleeping pack.
This soothing gel is made of certified-organic aloe vera, vitamin C and E. “I use it twice a week and wake up with baby-soft skin,” says Vivi Antonio. “I even put it on dry elbows and the heels of my feet. it’s cheap, high quality, and an all-in-one product. So sulit!”
Thank Me Later Sun Lotion
This double-duty sunblock gives sun protection of SPF30 and also cools and hydrates the skin. It doesn’t feel greasy at all, and is absorbed really quickly. You can use it on the face and body. “I have very sensitive skin which gets even worse during summer,” says Elisa Crisostomo. This was one of the few sunblocks that didn’t cause rashes or breakouts. She also likes that it doesn’t have a strong chemical smell.
Kiehl’s Acai Berry Toning Mist
Kiehl’s branches or Lazada
Acai berry is rich in antioxidants, which can help reverse UV damage. Spritz this whenever your face feels irritated, or right before applying sunblock. “I really love the herbal scent, and how it gives this instant cooling effect. It’s a big bottle, so I transferred some into a small spritzer that I can use anywhere, anytime,” says Marjorie Co.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
P2,680, Clinique (find the nearest branch with their store locator)
Apply this creamy mask at night to help your skin replenish moisture and build reserves for tomorrow. All night long, it soothes and nourishes — you’ll wake up with soft, dewy, glowing skin! “I have used this for five years and it has never, ever failed me! I also notice that over time the lines on my forehead became less noticeable. I also use this to ‘calm’ my skin when it becomes dry from my whitening treatments,” says Rosanna Barrios.