“Mini-facials you can do on your couch”, that is my answer when people ask me about sheet masks. It’s true. Designed to sit seamless on the face, these single-use masks are the best pick me up I’ve ever tried. They provide instant results in just a matter of minutes and have an almost therapeutic effect on me. The skin is left rejuvenated, plumped and soothed, and the spa feeling you get while sheet masking (yeah, it's a verb) is priceless. Not surprisingly, they have been a staple element of Korean skin care for years. Here in Europe, however, sheet masks have just landed and are causing a huge buzz! Convenience, results, and affordability are just some of the reasons why you should be trying this today.
I haven’t met anyone who wasn’t curious about sheet masks. The idea of rebooting your skin while watching a movie or checking the latest IGs is simply too tempting to ignore. Especially when beauty influencers are praising these as their newfound love! Jessica Alba, Alexa Chung, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, you name it, have jumped on the sheet mask bandwagon. And so have we! Sheet masks come soaked in pure essence, which will nourish your skin while sitting on top of it. Because the masks are perfected to adhere to your skin, thereby preventing the evaporation of active ingredients, the absorption of the essence is magnified (and so are the results!). They will sit securely on your face, where the cutouts will let you breathe, drink, and look around comfortably while restoring your glow.
The benefits of sheet masks vary according to the essence in which they are immersed. That means a world of possibilities for Korean brands out there. Needless to say, there is a sheet mask for every skin concern, making this a customizable experience for any day of the week. Knowing our skin requires more than "1, 2, 3", Korean cosmetic manufacturers have turned these into multitaskers (thanks!). You get to choose between anti-wrinkle + lifting + hydrating, soothing + toning + anti-inflammation, brightening + vitalising + oil control, etc., the sky is the limit. And yep, that’s all you need when you want to look good - despite excessive caffeine ingestion and sleep deprivation (pleading guilty here!).
Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Mask - One of the most-loved premium sheet masks
You can wear a sheet mask anywhere, anytime, what is great for people who are always on the run. For best results, weekly use is recommended - but others swear a sheet mask every other day is the secret behind their flawless complexion. It's up to you. As we enter summer holiday season, remember sheet masks also make great travel buddies (if Cate Blanchett can sheet mask on a plane, so can we!) and will help you arrive at tip-top shape at your final destination.
A beauty tip: wear a sheet mask before a big event for plumped skin and better makeup.
Have you tried sheet masks before? How often do you use them? I want to know!