4 Korean Sheet Masks To Change Your Skin Forever
Posted by Vicky Lee in Skin Care
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will know that sheet masks are the ultimate skin care product which put K - beauty on the map. These unassuming hydrating sheets first hit our radar when they were revealed to be the secret behind Korean women's naturally flawless and radiant skin. Every single night without fail, Korean women religiously perform a sheet mask treatment before slathering on their night creams, a ritual that hydrates, soothes and brightens skin in under 15 minutes.
Made with organic cotton, sleek silk or soothing hydrogel, sheet masks create a shield that ensures the moisturising essences they are soaked in penetrate into the deepest layers of skin to boost hydration, collagen and antioxidants levels. The hydrating effects of sheet masks should not be underestimated: this extra moisture plumps up the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and imparts a radiant glow to the complexion. In short, sheet masks are the perfect pick - me - up for tired and dull skin before a special event.
It's when used daily that sheet masks go the extra mile: the vitamins and botanical extracts in the formula help fight the premature signs of ageing, keeping the complexion free from wrinkles and dark spots for longer. Nor are the benefits of a sheet mask treatments limited to the skin alone. A pampering 15 minute session provides the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind at the end of a long and tiring day, melting all stresses and worries – which happen to be another cause of premature ageing – away.
To help you navigate through the incredibly vast and often confusing world of Korean sheet masks, I've put together this short list with my top recommendations for beautifully flawless and radiant skin:
Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Hydro-Gel Mask
Snail mucin is one of the key ingredients in Korean skincare. Deeply moisturising, it is able to banish dryness, flakiness and restore to softness and suppleness even the most dehydrated of skin types. What's more, snail mucin is known for its powerful wound healing and blemish - fighting properties, making it an all - around powerhouse that benefits all skin types. I use it whenever I feel my skin becoming drier or a blemish attack coming on to nip these woes in the bud.
When Glamour Base Face Mask
This is the sheet mask I turn to before a photoshoot, a friend's wedding or any other special occasion when I need my makeup to look impeccable and last for hours on end. The soft, jelly - like sheet is made from refreshing coconut juice and infused with collagen and peptides to firm and tighten the skin, making it soft, supple and irritation free. I always feel so glamorous after the treatment!
Blithe Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber
The best skin care weapons against wrinkles and dark spots lie at the bottom of the ocean. Sea cucumbers are squishy animals that naturally release a peptide which regulates the production of collagen, the protein that keeps skin firm and elastic. Sea daffodils are bulbous plants that grow on the beautiful coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, have skin - brightening properties: they prevent melanin from reaching the surface of the skin, thus fading the discolouration. Both extracts are present in this nourishing sheet mask – it's one of my summer must - haves to prevent any lingering marks from the sun.
Bioaqua Egg Face Mask
Eggs are not just for Omelettes anymore. These trusted pantry staples are said to restore softness and suppleness to dehydrated skin, tighten the appearance of pores and regulate the production of excess oil. This sheet mask allows me to use eggs to intensely hydrate and soothe my troubled skin without making a mess in my kitchen. I like to keep mine in the fridge for an extra dose of soothing coolness to calm down any irritations.