Those of you who have been reading my articles know how obsessed I am with Korean skincare. They have created some of the best products available out there at such reasonable price points. I want to introduce you to a Korean skincare trend that is here to stay: cotton sheet masks. Sheet masks have become a mainstay in my beauty regimen because they are basically the laziest, but effective, spa treatment you can give yourself.
There are hundreds of options when it comes to sheet masks so picking one can be intimidating at first. Let me let you in on a secret—there is no wrong answer. Try a few different ones and see what you like. I’ve picked mine based on skin concerns, curiosity and even cuteness. All of them made my skin look great the next day. Korean women usually keep a bunch of different ones at home so they can use one that is appropriate for their skin concern at the moment. I recommend using a mask at least once a week. But whenever a skin issue surfaces like dryness, redness, itchiness use one that addresses that concern. If tomorrow is a special occasion and you want to give your skin that extra glow, put a mask on. Don’t forget to use the extra essence in the pack that wasn’t absorbed by the sheet. I like to put it on my hands and neck.
Sheet mask are basically fabric that is soaked in essence. The sheet prevents the essence from evaporating too quickly giving your skin time to absorb all nourishment and benefits it has to offer. One of my favorite way to pamper myself is to put a mask on my face and leave it there while catching up on my favorite shows—my definition of a perfect relaxing evening.