Ever since we were introduced to the wonderful world of K-beauty, our skin game has changed and how. While the 10-step skincare routine may not be everyone’s cup of tea, there is no denying the fact that sheet masks are one product that no one can seem to get enough of.
From providing intense hydration to imparting a radiant glow, these one-time use wonders offer the most mess-free and effective solutions to almost every skin problem under the sun.
Here’s how to include the wonder product in your skincare routine for maximum benefits.
- Step 01: Double cleanse
- Step 02: Exfoliate
- Step 03: Use a toner
- Step 04: Apply sheet mask
- Step 05: Follow up with a moisturiser
Step 01: Double cleanse
If Korean beauty gurus are to be believed, simply washing your face using a face wash is not enough. They encourage you to double cleanse, which means you start with removing all traces of makeup using an oil-based cleanser such as the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Rinse Off Cleansing Oil and then use a foaming face wash such as the Pond’s White Beauty Mineral Clay Instant Brightness Face Wash Foam to get rid of any residual impurities that the cleansing oil may have missed.
Step 02: Exfoliate
Next step is to exfoliate your skin using a gentle exfoliator such as the Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant. This helps unclog your pores by eliminating impurities and provides deep cleansing. This will ensure that the serum from your sheet mask sinks deeper into your skin.
Step 03: Use a toner
Using a toner right before a sheet mask is a secret not many people know of. Using a toner such as the Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner 60 ml before applying the sheet mask ensures that your skin absorbs all the goodness the sheet mask has to offer. It also soothes the skin and calms inflammations.
Step 04: Apply sheet mask
After you’re done prepping your skin, it’s time to use a sheet mask. Smoothen out the sheet mask on your face in such a way that it sits on your face without any bubbles. Leave it on for no more than 20 minutes. Once the time is up, remove the mask and pat the excess serum into your skin.
Ps. If you’re looking to add instant glow to your dry and dull skin, you can try the hydrating St. Ives Glowing Apricot Sheet Mask.
Step 05: Follow up with a moisturiser
After you’re done patting the excess serum into your skin, wait for a few minutes and then continue to use the rest of your skincare products such as spot treatment, eye cream, moisturiser, face oils, etc.