My interest was peaked after learning about the Korean Skin Care Routine. One of the steps of the lengthy process is layering on a sheet mask to boost moisture. Since I didn't know where the masks were located, I opted to go without.
Just last week, I decided to once again, begin a retin-A routine. Each time I experiment with retin-A, I stop shortly thereafter because of the dreaded peeling that occurs as skin cells turnover. I never endure the peeling long enough to reap the wonderful rewards. This morning I woke up with dry, peeling skin after using retin-A just a couple of days before. Instead of feeling defeated, I smiled to myself silently and reached for a sheet mask. After looking at my options, I chose the one that said "8 cups of water" on the packaging. What could be better than that? The instructions are simple. Just apply the serum laden mask on your face and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes while you take care of housework.
|Wearing Walmart bag wrapped lightly around neck to keep sheet mask in place | Nails OPI Alpine Snow|
Now, I have zero doubt that I can withstand the dreaded early stages of using retin-A with these wonder-masks at my disposal. It's no wonder that a myriad of celebrities have posted their own sheet mask wearing selfies. Some call these sheet masks "the lazy man's facial" for their ability to impact the skin with pretty much zero effort. Since most facial masks focus on moisture and plumping the skin, this is a perfect time for us to jump on the bandwagon. The air is getting dryer everyday and we want to do whatever we can to stay moist and hydrated.
I invite you to experience with these masks, especially if your skin could use a little additional moisture. Or if traditional clay masks are a bit too drying. You absolutely need these if you'll have to endure cold, dry winter air. Don't get it twisted, these masks can do more than just moisturize. In fact some of them even have enzymes to exfoliate and brighten. They're a perfect way to finish off an at home facial or, you can do like the celebrities, and slap on a mask before a special event.
Looking forward to incorporate these masks into my weekly regimen. First, I'll use the ones my friend gave me, then I'll go on a massive hunt for the most potent and most effective sheet masks on the market! And when I find 'em, I'll let you know.
If you have any recommendations, be sure to share.