Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few years, you would know that Korean beauty, specifically skincare, has expanded all over the world. Every brand is coming out with their own foundation cushions (thanks, Laneige!), sleeping masks, essences, and the universally loved sheet masks.
Sheet masks are basically a godsend in the beauty industry because all the minerals and good-for-your skin ingredients are packed in a single piece of cloth, and all you have to do to take it all in is to put it on your face and leave it there for a few minutes! But, just like there are different types of clay masks and exfoliators for different skin types, the same goes for these masks.
So, find out which sheet mask you should be investing in (and which you should ignore) by checking out the different sheet masks you should use based on your skin type!
Dry Skin: Hyaluronic Acid or Water Infused Sheet Masks
Dehydrated skin will do well with sheet masks because they contain concentrated ingredients to help penetrate deeper into the skin. For dry skin, sheet masks with hyaluronic acid and water as their main ingredients should be used because they suck and trap in moisture in the skin, leaving it plumper and more radiant.
Normal Skin: Hydrating Sheet Masks
People with normal skin usually have it best when it comes to skin and skincare, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore hydrating it too - in the world of skincare, you can never be too hydrated! Sheet masks infused with water or rejuvenating ingredients are good for this skin type because it whisks away dullness, evens out the skin’s texture, and quenches the skin’s thirst to reveal a newer you.
Combination Skin: Honey Sheet Masks
You’ve all most likely heard about the wonderful properties of honey, so it’s no surprise that it’s a perfect fit for those with combination skin! Honey sheet masks are like a 2-in-1 product because it hydrates the skin while cleansing it of impurities and excess oil. So, honey sheet masks will allow you to hit two birds with one stone!
Oily Skin: Clarifying or Pore Tightening Sheet Masks
Enlarged pores often come with oily skin - it’s kind of part of their territory. And if you have large pores, there’s a bigger chance that dirt, oil, and bacteria can get stuck in them. Which is why clarifying or pore tightening types of sheet masks are perfect for oily skin because they suck out all the grime in your pores, and tighten them to prevent more from coming in! These types of sheet masks often help exfoliate skin, too, to thoroughly slough away the skin’s dead cells and prevent buildup.
Sensitive: Green Tea Sheet Masks
Those with sensitive skin will have to be extra careful with sheet masks because these contain concentrated ingredients. So, if you’re allergic to one and it penetrates into your skin, uh oh! But, you can find a safe haven in green tea sheet masks because they calm redness and irritation, and they help eliminate acne! They have anti-bacterial properties in them that will help zap those pesky zits away, without irritating a single cell on your face!
What type of sheet mask do you use? Let us know in the comments below