3 Masks for Sun Damaged Skin


When your sun kissed glow begins to fade, what do you see first? If it’s signs of hyperpigmentation or a blotchy dull appearance, it’s time to add a healing mask to your regimen. A few of my favorite masks contain active botanical ingredients that were chosen for their ability to brighten, fade signs of sun damage, even out skin tone and restore skin’s luster and moisture levels. These targeted treatments can be used at the end of the summer to help repair signs of stress and inflammation due to sun exposure, and they’ll help keep your skin more youthful, too. Plus, a little self care goes a long way, and a face mask is classic self care in my book.

Here are 3 masks for sun damaged skin that I reach for to heal, soothe and more…

Laurel Brighten Facial Mask – Imagine a blend of brightly colored, vitamin C rich botanical powders ready to be transformed into a potent mask when activated with water or another medium of your choice, like yogurt. I love to mix mine with kefir for the additional boost of probiotics and softening acids. The Laurel Brighten Facial Mask offers high amounts of whole plant vitamins A, C and E from ingredients like Camu Camu, Rosehip Fruit and Acerola Berry. These work to brighten, repair damage and support collagen production. It’s a powerful fruit cocktail for the face that will help fade sun damage and discoloration over time.

Blissoma Lavish Loving Recovery Beta-Glucan Mask – For the sunburned, chapped and weather-beaten skin, the Lavish Loving Recovery Beta-Glucan Mask will calm and restore the skin to healthy moisture levels. The mask packs serious anti-inflammatory power with its base of organic oatmilk, reishi and maitake mushrooms. Liquid herb extracts like organic St. John’s Wort, astragalus and passionflower add additional calming and healing benefits. I adore how comforting this mask feels on my skin, and afterwards my face is less red and oh so soft.

Mahalo The Petal Mask – For a complete skin recharge, The Petal Mask is a luxurious option. Dull skin is no match for this gentle beta-hydroxy treatment, which smooths away dead skin and brightens hyperpigmentation. I love to use The Petal Mask in the morning before showering. It’s gentle enough for daily use and is wonderfully restorative. While it clears skin, it also tones with Amazonian white clay and replenishes with oil balancing essential oils and a raw honey and rose blend. Skin is left feeling luscious, clean and plumped.

 What’s in your sun-damage repair kit? Have you tried any of these masks?


3 thoughts on “3 Masks for Sun Damaged Skin

  1. Gosh that Maholo Petal Mask sounds lovely. Thanks for the in depth info on so many different types of masks you’ve done on this blog, Susannah. After reading your review of the La Bella Figura Healing Manuka Honey Mask and getting a lovely sample from Terri, I’ve started using it twice a week to heal my dry skin. I’ve learned so much about the benefits of honey from your blog posts. It seems like the Petal Mask with two different types of honey and all the rose and hyaluronic acid would be great for healing dry skin.

  2. Thank you Carol! I love your enthusiasm for beautiful ingredients like honey, and I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the mask posts. I must admit I have a bit of a mask obsession. They are such a treat, but so practical, too! The Petal Mask is a completely different experience from the Healing Manuka Honey Mask. Both are amazing and gentle enough for frequent use. I enjoy chilling The Petal Mask, too.

  3. Thank you Susannah for the idea to chill the Petal Mask. I ordered one and it should be arriving tomorrow and I’m going to put it straight into the fridge! It’s going to be unusually hot in the the next few days here in Seattle so this sounds delightful!

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.