The summer heat is approaching and that means we are more prone to sweat and have oily skin. This is completely natural and all of us, no matter which skin type we have, should focus on oil control during warmer days. Thankfully, Korean clay masks are here to help! Here’s a list of the top 5 Korean clay masks, what they do, and why you should add them to your summer skincare routine.
1. Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
What are the benefits: the Jeju Super Volcanic Clusters can help with minimizing the look of pores, offers deep cleansing, while gently exfoliating, as well as enhances even skin tone.
Why you should buy it: with 4.5-star reviews, this is Innisfree’s one of best-selling products and perhaps even the most popular Korean clay mask on today’s market. It is easy to apply and wash off. With the price tag of only $15, this clay mask is a great addition to your skincare routine for an affordable price and that will last you all summer!
2. THANK YOU FARMER Rice Pure Clay Mask to Foam Cleanser
What are the benefits: everyone needs a product in their skincare routine that promotes hydration and nourishment. It will cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin, while soothing and reducing any redness left behind.
Why you should buy it: this product can be used as either cleanser or a clay mask — how cool is that! It has no fragrance, mineral oils, silicone, or parabens, which can often sensitive your skin. For the price of $18, you get a duo combo of a great product that will help you feel refreshed after a long day in the summer sun.
3. ISNTREE Real Mugwort Clay Mask
What are the benefits: this is a great Korean clay mask for sensitive skin! It will help soothe irritation and inflammation. It will also help clean your pores by removing dead skin cells (which means, acne prevention!).
Why you should buy it: the benefits of this clay mask seem endless. It can help with cleansing our skin, with skin texture, acne prevention, and on top of all that it is promoted as safe for sensitive skin! For $24 this seems like a steal, don’t you agree?
4. RE:P. Bio Fresh Mask With Real Calming Herbs
What are the benefits: this is THE calming mask you just might need in your summer skincare routine. As we often stay outside during the warmer weather, we expose our skin to high temperatures and direct contact with the sun — sometimes for longer than we should. This is a great product to add after a long day in the sun to soothe your skin from any potential irritations. This product also promotes softer skin after removing debris and dead skin cells!
Why you should buy it: another best-seller with 4.5 star reviews! It doesn’t have ingredients, such as mineral oils, that can be harsh on one’s skin without adding any benefits. Even though this product has a higher price point ($44) than other items on our list, your skin deserves every penny in order to feel amazing and refreshed.
5. Mamonde Pore Clean Clay Mask
What are the benefits: your go-to clay mask for acne prevention! It also helps minimize the appearance of pores and gently exfoliates your skin.
Why you should buy it: love vegan skincare? We too! The rise of vegan and cruelty-free skincare is a common trend in today’s Korean skincare industry. This is why we had to add this product to our list. This mask has fewer ingredients than other products, focusing more on certain benefits rather than a wide range of them.
Why Including Clay Masks In Your Routine Is Important?
Clay masks can be a critical addition to one’s skincare routine — especially in the summer. Korean skincare’s basis centers around preventing skincare complications, rather than treatment (although, it is phenomenal in that as well). This is why Korean clay masks are especially popular. They help “absorbing excess oil, helping manage dry skin, and preventing acne“, specifically pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. This type of acne is often caused by clogged pores from dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Wearing masks especially enhances the presence of various types of bacteria, which then causes “maskne“. Sometimes even the best cleanser won’t be able to help you achieve a clean base for your skin. This is why using a clay mask once or twice a week is highly recommended.
We hope you will enjoy these masks as much as we do. Which one are you planning to try this summer? Have you tried any of them before?