You Know Those Halloween-style, Phantom Of The Opera Face Masks You’ve Been Seeing Lots Of On Insty And Facebook?
With Everyone From Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Chrissy Teigen, January Jones And This Crazy Train Lady Wearing Them, You Might Be Wondering – What’s All The Fuss About?
Sheet masks are simple, single-use masks made from cotton, hydro-gel or other soft materials.
They contain handy cutouts for your nose, eyes and mouth and some even have straps to hang over your ears!
Sheet masks work as a facial treatment and come pre-soaked in luxurious feeling serums and essences.
They are designed to weave their magic in 15 – 45 minutes, and promise everything from plumper, brighter, bouncier skin to younger, smoother and tighter skin.
Sheet masks contain a wide variety of different ingredients, from the ordinary (like collagen, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid) to the luxurious (propolis, black pearl, 24k gold and caviar) to the downright weird and wacky (think – bee venom, bird’s nest and snail mucin!)
While sheet masks have been popular in Asia for years, now that Hollywood has caught on the whole world seems to be going crazy for them.
But now for the big questions – aside from making for an awesome Insty post – what do they actually do and do they actually work?!
The sheet mask itself works by creating an “occlusive barrier”. This basically means it sits on top of your face and physically seals in the ingredients it contains. This constant contact with your skin allows it to effectively absorb the ingredients contained in the mask.
Basically, when you wear a mask on your face, your skin is like a chook basting in the oven, soaking in goodness.
Apart from feeling ridiculously decadent and luxurious on your face, sheet masks are awesome because they actually work!
Every skin type can benefit from using a sheet mask – whether you’ve got dull, dry skin, large pores or acne – there’s a face mask out there designed to soothe, calm, plump, nourish and boost your complexion.
They are also super convenient. Packed with just the right amount of product for a single treatment, you can use them wherever and whenever you like – you can even pull a Chinese train lady and pop one on during your morning commute! (…or, you know, not..)
Sheet masks are great for travel, especially for long distance flights from Australia, where you can mask mid-flight to freshen up, or whack one on when you arrive at your destination to combat the side effects of plane air-conditioning and 24 hours without sleep.
You can’t use sheet masks too often either.
Time considerations aside, most Asian beauty masks are soft and gentle enough that you can literally use one every night if you want! Some treatments are even specifically designed for this.
What’s not to love about Korean Sheet Masks when they get your skin glowing and come in cute packages like this?!
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Well, like most skin treatments, the best sheet mask for your skin will depend on your
One of our personal favourites and also one of STYLE STORY’s best-selling masks is the Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack.
This is a luxurious facial sheet mask that contains active ingredients Snail Secretion Filtrate and Bee Venom. It works on even the most sensitive, acne-prone skin to calm redness, even out skin tone, brighten the complexion and minimise wrinkles. Plus, it contains no harmful fillers.
These eco friendly masks come in a tub with30 individual sheet masks.
This is not only better for the environment but also means the brightening ingredients will stay fresher too so that you get the most out of each application!
Try out Mary & May's Masks for yourself.
Not only are they super fun and highly relaxing, they give real results that will have your skin looking softer, suppler and healthier. Unlike other beauty treatments, these are also one skincare indulgence that won’t break the budget.
Have you tried a sheet mask lately? What’s your favourite?!
"Every skin type can benefit from using a sheet mask – whether you’ve got dull, dry skin, large pores or acne – there’s a face mask out there designed to soothe, calm, plump, nourish and boost your complexion."- STYLE STORY
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