The sun can take its toll on your skin. And whether you've been pool-grazing or simply taking advantage of the good weather at home, your skin starts to feel the effects. It's time to unleash those beauty MVPs to target problem areas and encourage post-sun glow. 

Don’t get us wrong, the great weather is definitely not something to be complaining about. But the effect it’s having on our skin is. During the summer everyone wants to achieve that carefree, dewy makeup look but nine out of ten times we just end up looking sweaty. Is there a final line between sweat and glow? Yes, and we sure as hell want to be on the right side of it.  Here are five different face masks that will recharge and purify your skin.

GlamGlow Bubble Sheet Mask

€8, Brown Thomas

€8, Brown Thomas

For something that's always effective, why not try GlamGlow’s bubble mask. This oxygenating, deep cleanse mask uses green tea to reveal glowing skin in just three minutes. What's so unusual about this is that the charcoal-infused face mask creates bubbles on your skin which detoxifies it. You may look a little strange, but the outcome will be worth it.

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Glow Face Mask

L’Oréal Paris has launched a range of five clay masks that help to detox, purify and brighten your skin as well as remove blemishes and help your skin glow. The glow face mask (fun fact, it's loved by our own Pippa O’Connor) is a true essential, and works really well for brightening up your skin and evening out tone. The aim of this is to exfoliate your skin without drying it out. And at such a reasonable price, it would be rude not to.

€11.05, ASOS

€11.05, ASOS

Dior Glow Better Fresh Jelly Face Mask

If you're looking for something a little more high end why not try the jelly face mask by Dior. There is a healthy balance in the formula as the apricot kernel extracts provide a light scrub while the citrus fruit extract works as a light peel. It’s refreshing, it’s moisturising and it makes your skin feel energised and fresh. All in all, this is one product we are dying to try.

€58.50, Brown Thomas

€58.50, Brown Thomas

Just to Clarify Jelly Face Mask

Lush products are always great to try as they contain natural ingredients, are suitable for sensitive skin and they don't test on animals. This mask, which aims to give your skin a glowing boost, contains ingredients such as papaya juice, grapefruit oil, and bergamot. Plus, the jelly texture is easily worked into a paste which leaves your skin with that shiny, glowing look after only one application.

€8, Lush

€8, Lush

 

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask

This all in one face mask by First Aid Beauty really is everything you need. It nourishes, calms, refines, firms and plumps your skin. The rose scented mask is set to rejuvenate your skin no matter how sensitive it is and, according to their website, is supposes to help on a range of levels from anti-ageing to acne to uneven texture. Ideal if your skin needs a pick me up or a recharge.