When we think about unwinding after a long, tiring day, the first thought that pops up in our head is to bring out the big guns, AKA our beloved sheet masks. The mere thought of applying the serum-laden mask on our face relaxes our senses *happy sigh*. Say ‘aye’ if you feel us.
Beauty buff or not, we bet you’ve definitely heard of sheet masks. While this K-beauty staple has been around for a while, many don’t know the exact benefits of using sheet masks or how to pick the right one for their skin type. So, we took it upon ourselves to help you through. Read on as we list down the benefits of using sheet masks and how to pick the right one based on your skin type.
- What are the benefits of using sheet masks?
- How to go about picking the right one for your skin type?
What are the benefits of using sheet masks?
Sheet masks are super beneficial for the skin as they help strike the right balance between skincare and pamper. Indulging your skin with a sheet mask is one of the simplest, and might we add, the fastest way to hydrate and nourish your skin. They are made of fibre and are loaded with moisturising serum, and shaped to fit the contours of your face. The serums used are usually made with a high concentration of potent ingredients that help tackle skin concerns like dullness, ageing, etc. The serum infused mask hydrates, moisturises and deeply nourishes your skin, minus the mess that comes with DIY masks.
How to go about picking the right one for your skin type?
Now, here comes the tricky bit. The market is flooded with various options, but you need to pick the ones that actually work for your skin type. Don’t know how to do that? We’ve got your back. Here’s a list of the best sheet masks for every skin type.
Dry Skin: Dry, flaky skin needs an extra dose of moisturisation, and we recommend going for Pond’s Hydrating Sheet Mask With Vitamin B3 And 100% Natural Coconut Water for this. The coconut water helps hydrate your skin, while Vitamin B3 adds dewy radiance to your skin. This mask is dermatologically tested and has no alcohol or paraben in it that can harm or dry out your skin. A must-have for thirsty, aka dry skin
Normal Skin: If you think your skin is feeling dry and dull, it’s time to tear up a pack of a good and nourishing sheet mask like the Lakmé Blush & Glow Kiwi Sheet Mask. The real kiwi extracts in this mask moisturise and hydrates your skin. Vitamin C in kiwi improves your skin elasticity. The perfect choice for skin that needs a quick pick me up.
Oily Skin: Excess sebum production giving you sleepless nights? Not when you have the Pond’s Detoxifying Sheet Mask With Vitamin B6 100% Natural Bamboo Charcoal in your arsenal. This dermatologically tested sheet mask comes with Vitamin B6, known to help with oil control and give you healthy skin. The bamboo charcoal in it reaches deep into the pores to help remove dirt and impurities, leaving you with clear, glowing and detoxed skin.
Sensitive skin: When you pick products for sensitive skin, you need to pick one that’s formulated without nasty ingredients. That’s why we suggest going for St. Ives Oatmeal Soothing Mask Sheet. The oatmeal in this mask buffs away your dull skin, while honey soothes it to make it soft and supple. This mask is dermatologically tested, free of parabens and safe on your sensitive skin.
Combination skin: Picking a mask for combination skin can be tricky, but the Pond’s Brightening Sheet Mask With Vitamin C And 100% Natural Pineapple matches all your skin needs to the T. Formulated with the goodness of Vitamin C (works towards reducing dark spots and brightening skin) and pineapple extracts (makes acne marks less visible) this one should be your go-to if you want brighter, glowing skin.