Unless you live in Florida, where walking outside during the day often feels like a full-body steam treatment, you might be preparing yourself for the imminent dry weather. Lucky for you, this list of hydrating sheet masks will save you from the dreaded effects of ashiness.
While the first day of Winter is technically December 21, your face is probably already feeling the effects of the season's harsh, arid cold. Even if you live in a place that doesn't get snow, you might notice around this time of year a tightness to your skin and maybe even some dustiness around your nose or forehead. Thankfully, it's nothing a little skin care can't remedy.
Hydrating sheet masks are mainly composed of antioxidants, hyaluronic acids, and Vitamin E. Of course, you'll see some variations out there including some very entertaining packaging with panda faces printed directly on the mask. But it's the serum dripping from the sheet that really does all the work. Here are some favorites that might inspire you to add to your own personal skin care collection.
1. Good Skin Day drench + nourish
Turn your bad skin day around with this mineral-rich mask!
2. Bubble Mask Sheet
This mask actually bubbles! Think of it like a face wash and mask all-in-one.
3. Coconut Face Mask Sheet
TonyMoly, $7, Sephora
TonyMoly have quite a few great products, but this coconut mask in particular will leave you feeling refreshed.
4. Hydrating Aloe Face Mask
Love & Beauty, $2, Forever21
If you're looking for something affordable and effective, Forever21 has quite a few masks to choose from.
5. Animal Koala Hydrating Mask Sheet
Ulta exclusively has this koala mask by SNP. Get the whole zoo with the otter mask, tiger mask, and panda mask.
6. #HappyHour Sheet Mask
If you like wine, you'll love this product since it literally has wine in it. They didn't call it #HappyHour for nothing.
7. Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask
KLAIRS, $2, Sokoglam
This mask made with 100% cotton will really give your irritated skin the boost it needs.
8. Hyaluronic Fresh Essence Mask
Remember those hyaluronic acids I mentioned? This Korean brand makes a mask with just that. You can get a set of 7 of ARITAUM's masks on Amazon.
9. Water Replenishment
If you don't mind spending a little bit more money, this Dr.Jart+ serum is great for those days where your skin makes you look like a tomato.
10. Snail Skin Essential Mask
Yes, that says "snail". Why? Because the mask literally uses snail essence. This one is particularly hard to find unless you have a local Koreatown shop you can visit. Currently it's listed as unavailable on Amazon.
11. Natural Key Line Hyaluronic Acid Mask
Another great Korean brand, My Beauty Diary has a vast selection of sheet masks. These can be found at your local Korean shop or online at Sasa.com.
12. Masque Rose
Sephora has its own line of sheet masks and this rose one is a sweet-smelling gift to your skin.
13. Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask
Most masks are one size fits all, but this tsubaki oil treatment comes in two pieces. You can adjust the sheets to fit your face accordingly.
14. Unwrinkle 24K Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask
Feeling glamorous? Truly a "treat yoself" product, this mask contains 24K gold to soothe your skin and make you feel as bright as a disco ball!
15. e.l.f. Hydrating Water Sheet Mask
If you're anything like me, you love a cheap, cruelty free brand that does exactly what you need. This no-nonsense mask feels like rain on your face.
If you weren't sure where to start on your skincare journey, hopefully this list has inspired you to get a move on and try out some cool sheet masks!
Images: Courtesy of Brands, Jack Qu'emi