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A polar vortex isn’t the only only weather forecast that can make your skin dry as hell. Your complexion can get just as dehydrated during a summer heatwave. Common warm-weather culprits include the sun, wind, or skipping moisturizer because you figured it would just make your skin more greasy on sweaty, humid days.
This is where a hydrating face mask can help. Packed with nourishing and soothing ingredients, these treatments feel as refreshing as stepping into a coffee shop with AC while walking around on a hot afternoon.
Some of the best moisturizing masks multitask, too, targeting other skincare struggles such as redness or signs of aging. Here, our favorite hydrating masks to use on dry summer skin.
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Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask
A hack that will make Glossier’s mask even better: stashing it in the fridge. When chilled, the almond oil, plant-based squalene, and hyaluronic acid treatment is hydrating, brightening, and so much more refreshing.
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GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment
This face mask is like a tall glass of water for extra-thirsty skin. Packed with hyaluronic acid, raw honey, and ginger root, it hydrates, soothes, and seals in moisture so skin looks plump and radiant.
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Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Hydrating Face Sheet Mask
This drugstore sheet mask may look like every other one you’ve tried, but it packs the equivalent of half a bottle of your favorite hydrating serum—without any of the greasiness. If your skin is too dry to function and needs immediate relief (but you don’t want to spend a lot of money), this is your best option.
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Fresh Black Tea Instant Hydrating Face Mask
When your skin needs instant cooling, reach for Fresh’s mask. Thanks to hydrating and antioxidant blackberry leaf and lychee extracts, it refreshes skin as you massage it on. Kombucha fights against wrinkle-causing free radicals for an overall smoother complexion.
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Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask
This mask might be expensive, but you can (maybe) justify its $162 price tag if you think of it as two facial treatments in one. Along with nourishing ingredients, it’s formulated with anti-aging black rose to smooth and fight fine lines and wrinkles.
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Ren Clean Skincare Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask
Ren’s mask is like a cozy disco nap for skin that’s gotten so dry or sunburned, it’s red and inflamed. The white mushroom extract-based treatment de-stresses, soothes, and hydrates skin in a matter of 10 minutes.
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Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Finally, an overnight mask that won’t leave grease stains on your pillowcases. Summer Fridays’s leave-on mask is a rinse-free, super-hydrating treatment inspired by the dry, dull state of skin after a long flight. It’s formulated with a moisture-rich combination of ceramides, vitamins, and antioxidants that hydrate, brighten, and calm inflammation.