Treating your skin to a Korean sheet mask is a particularly relaxing experience. These simple products use thin cotton sheets soaked in a range of ingredients that can address different skincare complaints and help improve the quality of your skin in different ways.
By leaving the sheet pressed against your skin for around 20 minutes, you trap the ingredients and help to ensure that as much as possible is soaked up by your pores.
While using any sheet mask will have its benefits, you’ll get the best impact if you choose one that matches your skin’s needs. We’ve chosen five of our favourites, all formulated to target different concerns.
Sagging skin and oversized pores
The Mediheal N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask EX has been designed to make your skin tighter and firmer. One of the skin’s first signs of aging is to start sagging and losing some of its natural elasticity. This mask addresses that problem directly, improving your skin’s elasticity and helping it to look younger in the process.
Another common skin complaint is oversized pores – which can make your skin look rough and textured. If you’re after smoother looking skin then use this mask to help tighten your pores.
Redness and sore patches
Many different things can agitate your skin, causing sore red patches that feel very uncomfortable. The Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack uses one of nature’s most soothing plants, centella asiatica, to naturally soothe and repair your skin. The result is skin that looks clearer and feels refreshed.
Dull or tired skin
Glutathione is a fantastic skincare ingredient for anyone who wants to achieve a fresh, healthy glow. Your body naturally produces this chemical, but unfortunately it is often depleted by stressors such as alcohol and pollution. Glutathione levels also naturally decrease as you get older. This leads to dull and tired skin. The answer? Use Innisfree’s Glutathione Skin Clinic Mask to replenish your body’s glutathione and repair the skin.
Blemishes and freckles
Probably one of the most common skin problems, we all know that sinking feeling of a new spot or blemish appearing on the skin. And, although we love the natural beauty of marks such as freckles, we know that some people prefer to reduce them for a smoother appearance.
With the Some By Mi Yuja Niacin Blemish Care Serum Mask you can target unsightly blemishes as well as other marks on your skin. It contains a heady cocktail of ingredients, including yuja extract and four different kinds of vitamins, to nourish your skin and improve your complexion.
Dryness and dehydration
We all know that staying hydrated is vital for remaining healthy – and this is true for our skin as well as for our bodies. The Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack uses a combination of snail secretion filtrate, bee venom, camellia sinensis leaf water and a range of other botanical extracts to moisturise and revitalise your skin.
Snail filtrate in particular is a fantastic moisturiser, which is used in many Korean beauty products and said to help lock in moisture by repairing the skin’s natural barrier.