Sheet Mask 101: Which Mask You Should Use For Your Skin Type?
I'm a sheet mask addict. On a recent trip to the US I brought home about 35 (probably more) sheet masks. As part of the famous 10-step beauty regime, a weekly sheet mask is a Korean beauty secret I've become mildly obsessed with. If you've seen the immaculate complexions of Korean ladies, then you'll want in on whatever they are doing to their skin. I began using a sheet mask weekly and noticed my skin felt more hydrated, I had very few hormonal breakouts, and I found myself not needing to wear foundation during the week. As well as all of these benefits, I also really enjoyed a weekly "spa session" at home.
From now on I've tried to make everyone I know convert to a face mask-lover, no matter what their skin type (just ask my reluctant boyfriend) Hint: there are sheet masks for everything.
If you're unfamiliar with a sheet mask, it is a thin piece of cloth-like material that has (usually) been saturated with serum full of skin-saving ingredients. After taking it out of the packet and unfolding, you place it on your face for 10-20 minutes and relax while the mask works its magic (there are holes for your eyes, mouth, and nose!). After removing the mask, you massage the remaining serum into the skin.
Sheet masks are available for those with everything from sensitive to acne-prone skin, with ingredients ranging from hyaluronic acid to 24K gold. There are "dry" masks, and even a self-tanning sheet mask. But where should you start looking? We've rounded up some of our favourite options for each skin type so you can stock up for your weekly spa session.