What are Korean sheet masks?
Sheet masks are a type of facial masks that have grown in popularity with the rise of Korean beauty. These popular beauty staples are often associated with Asian skincare routines that will keep skin looking young and fresh. These face masks are thin sheets cut out into the shape of your face that are soaked in essences or serums with actives.
The material of sheets can vary from cotton, bamboo fibre, cellulose or even rubber and hydrogen. When applied on to the face, the best Korean sheet mask will provide your skin with an abundance of vitamins, nutrients and moisture to give it a boost that would otherwise not be achieved by your day to day skin routine.
These masks were invented by Japanese entertainers, also known as Geishas. Centuries ago, Geishas discovered that resting pieces of silk soaked in flower water was highly beneficial to their skin, for good reason, as it kept their skin silky-smooth, luminous and healthy. Today, sheet masks have become an essential step in any beauty routine, and are considered a treat to help your skin look rejuvenated and feel hydrated. Unlike a clay mask or a creamy mask that target multiple concerns, these sheets are designed to plump skin with extra hydration.
Who will benefit from using a sheet mask?
Dewy, bouncy and luminous skin is just a mask away regardless of your skin type and skin concerns! In fact, regularly applying mask sheets has been proven to help maintain your skin’s elasticity, and youthfulness and it keeps skin troubles ranging from acne, dryness, dull complexion and fine lines at bay. Being a Korean skincare routine staple, Korean face masks will benefit everyone regardless of age, skin type, and skin concern thanks to its boundless range of active ingredients.
Choose between masks with tea tree oil, cruelty free ingredients, bee venom, vitamin c, green tea, rice extract, amino acids, snail mucin, anti aging ingredients, and brightening niacinamide.
How to choose the best Korean face masks/sheets?
To select the perfect k beauty masks, it is important to find out your skin type and skin concerns to choose the right sheet mask that will provide the greatest benefit for your skin.
If you have oily skin that is prone to breakouts, oiliness and clogged pores, opt for mask sheets soaked in watery, lightweight essence that contain ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, propolis, chemical exfoliants or aloe vera that can quickly calm redness and control excess sebum to prevent breakouts.
If you are someone with dry skin with uneven, dark spots, and rough and patchy skin texture, look for a sheet mask that is formulated with ceramides, collagen, hyaluronic acid or beta-glucans that will instantly replenish the skin barrier and restore the skin’s hydration to give it a plumping, firming effect for soft and bouncy skin.
For those with mature skin tone that requires additional nourishment for firming and lifting, it is best to select masks that contain ingredients such as Korean traditional herbs, peptides, niacinamide, and adenosine to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines from all angles.
Other masks may offer gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, brightening skin for the next morning!
Intensive hydrating mask products that offer deeply moisturising effects on the skin are usually soaked in creamier and richer essences, much like how other skincare products made for different skin types have varying textures.
How to use Korean mask sheets?
To make the most out of your best Korean face mask sheets, first, start by cleansing your face with a cleanser of your choice and follow with a toner. Carefully apply the mask sheet over your face and smooth it with your hands to ensure it fits on the contours of your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and remove the mask sheet before gently tapping any remaining essence. For best results, follow with a k beauty products like a facial moisturiser to lock in the hydration and nutrients.
Unlike other types of Korean masks such as mask packs, sleeping mask and nose masks, Korean face sheets do not need to be rinsed off after they are applied and left on the skin. Similarly, lip and eye mask as well as hand and foot masks do not need to be rinsed away either. However, since the mask sheet may reabsorb the moisture from your skin through the process of reverse osmosis, it is recommended to leave them on for no more than 20 minutes - these are not advised to be used as a sleeping mask. Finally, you can freely use Korean masks as often as you want, whether it is every evening or just a few times a week, the choice is all yours!
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