There are so many benefits of sheet masks. Korean beauty regimens have been all the rage lately with the Korean 10 step skincare routine. Some people modify to 7 steps or even 5 steps and for the truly lazy like me, 3 steps. Koreans are known for having clear and younger looking skin. I use to live in Korea and really had to step up my skincare regimen. One product that is a staple in every Korean skincare routine is a sheet mask.
If you don't know what a sheet mask is, it's usually a cloth material that's full of antioxidants, moisturizing properties and different types of ingredients that you put on your face for anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes. There are cutouts for the eyes (so you can see), mouth and nose. There are masks that can be biocellulose or gel masks as well. There is a wide range of ingredients you can choose from. Anything from blueberry masks (please don't try to eat it), tea tree to honey to snail to donkey milk. Yes, donkey milk. It's not as gross as it sounds. There are tons on the market that you can choose from. So, what are the benefits of sheet masks?
In Korea, some celebrities use a sheet mask every day and there is even a 7 day sheet mask challenge where you use one every day for a week. I tried it and now I'm hooked and so is my skin. Here are 7 reasons why you should do the 7 day challenge:
1. Your Skin Will Be Super Moisturized
I know this may sound scary for us oily girls but trust me, this leaves your skin so moisturized and soft and improves the texture of your skin. I'd recommend sheet masking at night so the moisture can soak into your skin overnight and you can wake up to healthy and glowy skin, which is one of the best benefits of sheet masks.
2. Your Skin Tone Will Even out
Some of us suffer from uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation. Sheet masking every day definitely evens your skin out. I can personally attest that my skin tone evened out and my dark spots faded with consistent use.
3. Your Skin Will Brighten
This goes hand in hand with evening out your skin tone. With an even skin tone, skin automatically appears brighter and clearer.
4. You Have an Endless Number of Masks to Choose for Every Skincare Concern
If you're new to sheet masking, the wide variety of masks to choose from can be intimidating, to say the least. You can get a sheet mask for revitalizing, brightening, healing acne scars, reduce aging and so many more. If you don't know where to start, how about here theklog.co
5. Sheet Masking Reduces Fine Lines
It truly does! Because of the extra moisture in the skin, it helps reduces wrinkles in those trouble spots around the mouth and eyes and it gives you the appearance of smoother and firmer skin.
6. It's an Inexpensive Alternative to Going to a Spa
Sheet masks come into a wide range of prices. To the absolute inexpensive to the if-I-were-rich-I-could probably-spare-it! The average cost is usually around five dollars but you can definitely find cheaper masks that work just as well. Check out masksheet.com for super inexpensive masks from different companies and of course, you could always go to Amazon.
7. Your Skin Will Thank You for It!
If you didn't drink enough water that day or went outside without sunscreen, sheet masking can totally disguise that! I would still highly recommend drinking water and wearing sunscreen though!