Best Korean Sheet Mask 2017
Korean sheet masks have been around for quite a long term but I haven't tried one until recently and I have to say I have become obsessed. They make such a big difference to my skin in terms of pure hydration and I've noticed that my skin is flaking a lot less since I started incorporating sheet masks.
What makes Korean sheet masks different from typical "Western masks" is that they are sheets soaked in "essence" designed be placed on the face whereas Western mask tend to be applied to the face directly. The sheet itself aids with absorption and of the product helps it penetrate deeper into your skin compared to regular masks.
I recommend purchasing a sample pack from various brands in order to find out which ones you like best. If you have a specific skin issue that you would like addressed you can also pick specific masks which address your concern. Those with dry, aging skin will want to look for masks with Propolis, manuka honey, aloe vera and My BeautyDiary's line of masks which tend to be super hydrating. If you have oily skin or acne you may want to opt for a tea tree mask.
It's important to note not to wash your face after you take the mask off. I like to let the essence fully absorb in my face, follow up with moisturizer and my Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack ( I use this as an occlusive to seal moisture in) and go to bed and wake up in the morning with softer and hydrated skin. Another tip is to refrigerate the masks for a nice cooling effect.
Sheet masks can be used once a week as a treat while others may use them several times a week. They are also excellent when your skin feels particularly dry or stressed (for example if you are flying) and you need a bit of extra pampering. Here are our top picks of the best Korean (and a non-Korean) sheet masks for 2017.
Great variety, popular Korean brand, thinner sheets
Taiwanese brand, super hydrating, high quality
Lots of different essences to try, cute packaging
Great for acne and reducing scars & hyperpigmentation
Have you ever tried a Korean or Asian sheet mask? Let us know which one is your favorite.