To unwind after a long, hectic day of work, and finally indulge in a yummy-smelling, cooling face mask is sometimes enough to relieve all the stress we're feeling. But ever so often, there's that little nagging thought we have — what exactly are these seemingly hydrating sheets actually doing? Do they just feel good, or are there actually some skin benefits to these instant relaxants (apart from making our skin glowy for a few hours)?
Thankfully, in this case, there is no smoke without fire, and we're happy to let you know that fruity sheet masks do, indeed, have some very essential skincare benefits — and they do what they say they will. After all, the skin absorbs upto 60% of skincare ingredients topically, so you know if it's got the goodness of fruits in it, it'll do a good job. If you still need convincing, read on for the 5 skincare benefits you absolutely need to know about sheet masks. Don't blame us if you want to mask up immediately after!
01. Instant hydration
If you're facing dull, dry, and patchy skin, a quick-fix for it is a sheet mask. And a fruity sheet mask like the Lakme Blush & Glow Watermelon Sheet Mask will hydrate your skin instantly. Since watermelon has a high water content, it will give your skin an instant boost of hydration. The sheet mask contains 100% pure fruit extracts in a light, breathable fabric. The burst of freshness when you put on the sheet mask, and the delish scent is just an added bonus.
02. Firming and plumping
When we think about firming and plumping, the one fruit that comes to mind is tomato. Containing vitamin A & C, the fruit improves skin elasticity and makes it firmer, while also tightening the skin and shrinking pores thanks to its astringent properties. A mask containing natural tomatoes like the Pond's Youthful Plumping Sheet Mask With Vitamin A And 100% Natural Tomato can do wonders for plumping and firming your skin. The vitamin-filled sheet mask will leave you with youthful-looking skin, and instantly brighten up your face.
There's a reason they call blueberries superfoods — they basically fix all your problems, including that of skin revitalisation! By tackling the free radicals that destroy your skin's connective tissue, antioxidants defend your skin and prevent further deepening of fine lines and wrinkles. Opt for the über-hydrating St. Ives Acai, Blueberry, & Chia Seed Oil Sheet Mask so your skin can absorb all the goodness the superfood smoothie-esque mask has to offer.
04. Skin nourishment
We often neglect our skin when it comes to nourishment, but an avocado sheet mask can solve that problem pretty easily. This is because avocados contain a bunch of natural vitamins and minerals that increase collagen metabolism, and moisturise your skin at the same time. Turn to the Pond's Nourishing Sheet Mask With Vitamin E And 100% Natural Avocado to fix all your unhappy skin woes, and get healthier, softer, and more supple skin!
Skin brightening calls for some vitamin C-rich fruits, and using a pineapple-based sheet mask is the easiest way to achieve brighter skin! Pineapples are rich in AHAs that exfoliate dead skin cells, and that itself is enough for brighter skin — but that's not all. Pineapples also contain an enzyme called Bromelain, which ensures you have a clearer complexion. Ready to hop aboard the pineapple sheet mask train? Use the Pond's Brightening Sheet Mask With Vitamin C And 100% Natural Pineapple, and let the serum-infused mask work its magic on your face.
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