The K-Beauty craze keeps on growing with more specialised skincare needs
A backstage Fashion Week essential and travel essential (a la Chrissy Teigen) – sheet masks are perfect for when your skin needs a good slug of moisture, especially as temperatures start to drop. What’s more, they’re easy to use and pretty much mess-free (unlike clay masks, where you have to spend time hunched over a sink trying to wash every last scrap of product off your skin and out of your hairline!) The idea behind them is that the sheet acts as a ‘second skin’ – so the ingredients are said to be more intensely absorbed than a simple cream or lotion. We pick a few of our favourites…
The budget-friendly hydration hit
For post-party skin that’s flagging or just when you’re feeling a bit stressed and knackered, you can’t go wrong with Garnier’s Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask. Only 99p, it contains a heft dose of hyaluronic acid to revive a thirsty complexion, as well as reviving pomegranate extracts. This is great pop on and give your skin a little lift before applying make up too.
To keep blemishes at bay
If you’re suffering from stress-induced breakouts or are commonly prone to the odd blemish, Skin Republic Spots & Blemish Sheet Mask contains good old anti-bacterial tea tree and exfoliating salicylic acid to put your pores through their paces and stop any zit-causing bacteria in their tracks. It’s also got witch hazel in there to tighten pores and reduce shine – without drying your skin out in the process.
For stressed out skin
If your stressed complexion is in serious need of a chill pill, Starskin Behind The Scenes Calming Bio-Cellulose Face Mask contains soothing chamomile to calm redness and irritation. It’s also got spelt seed and sugar maple to revive your skin and regulate sebum production so you don’t end up overly shiny and prone to those dreaded break-outs…