No time for a facial treatment during this time? Beauty sheet masks to the rescue!
A 10-step skin care routine might be top of mind speaking of K-beauty. But recently, the “one day, one pack” method has hit the radar of beauty junkies, including Korean stars and dermatologists.
In an interview with Allure, Minnie of K-pop group (G)I-DLE even revealed that using a sheet mask every day for an entire month has become "her secret to getting the clearest, dewiest skin possible before a big performance.”
For New York City-based dermatologist Debra Jaliman, slapping that mask on a daily basis may not be advisable for people who are dealing with acne-prone skin as it can block pores, cause bacteria, and lead to breakouts. But to those who aren't, she countered, it can help step up the hydration levels of their skin.
Elizabeth Tanzi, associate clinical professor for George Washington University Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology, believes this technique likewise makes a good option for those with sensitive skin as “they have fewer preservatives and have fewer chances of causing irritation.”
Additionally, The Beauty Breakdown’s Korean beauty skin care expert Morgan Stewart, who has been recognized by hot media sites like Teen Vogue and Marie Claire, talked to Bustle about the many benefits of incorporating sheet masks to one’s beauty routine.
“If you haven’t done so already, what are you waiting for? Mainly, these are great for adding a rush of moisture to the skin,” she said. “Depending on the type of mask, some have added benefits like anti-aging, brightening, improving the texture of the skin, etc. Plus, they're super easy to use. You just apply them onto your face and hang out while it works its magic.”
Pro tip: If you're looking to try the trend with what's in the market right now, there's the Olay Skinfusion Korean Mask Collection. Available in Korean Black Ginseng, Jeju Lava Seawater, and Korean Yuzu, it gives an instant boost the skin needs with niacinamide. The latter is “the holy grail of the skin care world with skin benefits from anti-aging, brightening to hydration.” Each has a bio cellulose “second skin” sheet with a tension fit design for a better penetration of ingredients.
Wondering how you can achieve the K-beauty glow with sheet masks? Here’s a step-by-step guide by the well-loved skin care brand.
Step #1: Cleanse your face.
Get rid of excess dirt, oil, and impurities using your favorite facial cleanser. Make sure it’s perfect for your skin type to avoid any kind of skin condition. A gentle bar soap for the face may also work for others.
Step #2: Apply the sheet mask.
After washing your face properly, it’s time to use the sheet mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Beat boredom by reading a book or watching an episode of your favorite series on Netflix.
Step #3: Take it off and don’t forget to moisturize.
Moisturizing right after can also help keep your skin flawless and supple. “Enjoy your glass skin that’s as plump and hydrated as your favorite K-drama lead,” it concludes.
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