‘Maskne‘ is the new term that you are likely to have seen uttered by your favourite skinfluencers over the past few months but essentially, it’s acne, blemishes or marks caused by the wearing of protective face masks.
Our faces aren’t used to being covered for long periods of time, unless you happen to be a surgeon or have a love for balaclavas. And given that we’ve been wearing face masks for the better part of a year and are likely to continue until we see some sort of end to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re going to want to invest in some sheet masks this winter to give your skin that extra boost.
But what is a sheet mask?
Sheet masks originate from Korea and they have become famous in the Western Hemisphere for their ease of use and of course, their instagrammability. Sheet masks are just that – a mask made from gel or cotton soaked in different types of goodness for your skin. Depending on your skin type and concerns, there is a mask out there for you.
Etude House are known for their variety of sheet masks and whether you’re after something for hydration, anti-ageing or fatigued skin, there is something for you. We love the snail mask for smoothening and firming. Best of all, depending on where you purchase them, you can get a pack of 10 for between £4-£10.
The Garnier Moisture Bomb Pomegranate Hydrating Face sheet mask is a longtime favourite of ours at Cohorted. As the weather changes, so does our skin and you may find the heating in your home or working environment drying out your skin. You can counteract this with using the Garnier mask at least once a week; It is rich in hyaluronic acid, which you can never have too much of! Now that we are slowly spending more time at home again, why not turn that Zoom camera off and put a sheet mask on, no one will ever know.
The range of When Beauty masks can be purchased in singles on in multi-packs depending on your skin type, concerns or what it is for. For all you frequent travelers (although, you may not be heading anywhere anytime soon), you will love the Travel Mate mask which will help refresh your skin from the dry plane air, hours in the sun, or harsh winds. What makes When Beauty masks difference is that they’re made from bio-cellulose versus traditional cotton; this means they contour to your face shape and penetrate the skin deeper.
You can shop all of the masks mentioned on Amazon, Stylevana, Beauty and Seoul and Yes Style.
What sheet masks do you swear by?