9 sheet masks that solve different skin issues
Fast results and hilarious selfies guaranteed
Korean beauty (or K-beauty, as it’s known in the biz) is a source of constant inspiration over the years. One of the best gifts they’ve given beauty addicts is a trend that makes us look like we’re starring in an amateur version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre—the sheet mask.
The skincare innovation took off in a big way in 2016, when celebrities like Adele and Lady Gaga posted beauty selfies of them casually rocking the sheet mask. The wonder product became a fixture in almost all red carpet prep Instagrams and soon went mainstream.
The lazy girl’s facial comes in the form of a single-use cotton sheet infused with a serum that has powerful ingredients to help combat a variety of skin problems from dry skin to enlarged pores. According to dermatologist Dr Madhuri Agarwal, sheet masks are the best option if you want quick results. “It’s more convenient and economical to use sheet masks on a regular basis,” she says. Another advantage they have over regular face masks is that the sheet creates a barrier between your skin and the environment, so the ingredients of the mask get absorbed more effectively, without any risk of evaporation.
Precautions to follow when using sheet masks
Before you set out to explore the wild and wonderful world of sheet masks, here’s what you need to know:
Clean your face before application. Excess dirt or grease might prevent the ingredients from being absorbed into your skin.
Don’t leave the mask on for too long. It usually takes a sheet mask about 15-20 minutes to do its work. If you leave it beyond that, the sheet will dry and start sucking the moisture out of your skin.
Don’t wash off the residue from the mask. After you’ve removed the mask, rub the serum that’s left behind into your face for more effective results.
Be careful in the choice of ingredient. It’s important to pick a sheet mask that doesn’t aggravate your skin issue further.
Take a look at our curated selection of sheet masks for different skin issues and pick out the one that suits you the best.
9 sheet masks for different skin problems
Oh K! Cucumber Sheet Mask, Rs 526
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