If we have learned anything from Asian beauty care trends (and trust me, we’ve learned a lot!) it’s probably that our skin care routine is not really complete until we use a sheet face mask.
Sheet Masks, which are mostly imported from South Korea, have tons of advantages to them: they’re cheap, easy to use and they show immediate results.
Although starting from humble beginnings as an easy and effective way to moisturize, there are all sorts of masks nowadays. Formulas are usually made for specific skin issues, which can go from dry skin, to aging, evening complexion, even paying attention to very sensitive skin.
Each thin cotton fabric mask comes individually wrapped in a sachet and is soaked in a very potent and concentrated serum. While you don’t look particularly attractive when wearing it, the masks, a popular trend in Asia, promise to transform dull, lackluster skin into a healthy, radiant complexion and can even combat aging skin.
What started out as an Asian cult favorite has become a global trend and here in the US, you would be hard pressed to find a beauty store without them.
The idea of wrapping skin in a light fabric isn’t as revolutionary as we might think though, as Min Jun Lee, Founder of premier Korean skin care brand Saranghae explains: “I regularly recommended an Elemental Essence Mask, our version of the sheet mask, to those needing deep product penetration and a surge of moisture. It encourages the skin to effectively absorb the formula. They work amazing on most skin types which makes them so universal”.
Min says there was such a high demand from North American women for sheet masks, that she added it to Saranghae’s list of products after countless requests by phone and email.
So how do they work? Min explains “The serum soaked paper or fabric contours to the natural shape of your face, locking-in the treatment and ensuring maximum effectiveness and delivery of ingredients.
In 15 to 20 minutes, you can see results targeting skin issues like tone, hydration, firmness and clarity. You will also be blown away by just how soft your skin feels after you use it”.
Like all the best skincare trends, sheet masks come from Korea. From BB Creams to Oil Cleansers, many Korean favorites have found their way into our daily routines right here at home.
Sheet masking is so popular in the Far East, some skincare bloggers and celebrities use them twice a day, every day and trust me when I say you can really see the results! Their skin looks refreshed, rested and have that coveted dewy glow!
We wouldn’t suggest every day (although most formulas are really gentle, so you could probably get away with it). Typically, once a week would be enough to show results without over hydrating your skin which can lead to breakouts. If it’s winter where you live, or if you have skin that’s constantly de-hydrated, you could ramp that up to 2, or even 3 times a week during those colder months.
Most experts would agree the best benefit from this application is instant hydration and how easy they are to apply and use. Did you know your skin naturally loses up to half a liter of water a day? Me neither! Sheet masks will be your secret weapon to bring that hydration back pretty much immediately.
You might look a little bit like the Phantom of The Opera, and you may terrify your pets, but trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see skin that’s instantly softer and noticeably tightened. Minimal effort required. And best of all? No, mess.
Here’s our list of reasons why we LOVE sheet masks and hope they’re here to stay!
- They leave skin plump, dewy and glowing, while eliminating all signs of dryness.
- You’ll see many other instant effects too, not just hydration. Think skin brightening, softness and improved firmness.
- Unlike regular clay or charcoal masks, you don’t have to wash the residue off which makes this mask easy to use.
- They feel instantly cool and wonderfully refreshing on the skin.
- They’re great for on the go. Use them during or after a long flight, or use in the comfort of your own home while you’re watching a movie or reading a book.
- They’re the easiest way to pamper yourself vs. a spa day or going for a facial.
- They’re seriously budget friendly!
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