Today I’m chatting with you about the sheet masks I have in rotation right now. Summer weather usually means my skin wants to become dry with a dose of redness and the best way to help improve my skin’s texture, and the way it feels/looks in general is by using weekly sheet mask treatments. I’m obsessed with sheet masks, have been for years, and often use them 2x per week, sometimes more depending on how my skin feels at a specific time especially during the Summer season. Dry heat climates bring a whole slew of skincare issues to deal with – in my case it tends to be dryness and redness caused by just getting hot that doesn’t calm down that easy or quickly. To keep my skin hydrated and to balance it back out I like to use sheet masks since they deliver full and high doses of key product to the skin in a short amount of time with better penetration of its active elements. Not to mention they give skin the maximum amount of hydration by locking in moisture unveiling a supple and radiant complexion in return. Every time I use a sheet mask my skin always feels and looks incredible. Here’s a look at what I’m currently loving from my stockpile:
- Acwell Drinks Purifying Daanje Mask ($2.50 / 1 mask) – is a mask I use to calm down the redness I suffer from being out in the heat too long. Even though I might not physically feel hot because 125 degrees ain’t nothing but a chicken wing, my skin indicates otherwise and it usually manifests on my chin, cheeks and across the bridge of the nose in these (deep) red patches that penetrate through makeup. The mask comes soaked in an essence full of rice wine extract to seriously soothe irritated skin. It has the most wonderful refreshing feeling and works really well to help calm down the skin but also makes the skin smooth and more glowy
- Leaders Lifting Recovery Mask ($7 / 1 mask) – is a bio-cellulose coconut gel sheet mask that deals with anti-aging, loss of elasticity and targets fine lines. This is one of the most effective firming and lifting sheet masks I’ve ever tried in this price range. It contains serilesine, the active lifting ingredient, but also has mushroom complex extracts to soften and nourish skin while adding glow. Peptides penetrate deep into the skin to give it a boost of hydration, which plumps up fine lines and brings elasticity back to skin
- Manefit Bling Bling Hydrogel Mask ($6 / 1 mask) – Soothing Aqua Collagen ($6 / 1 mask) – is one of my all-time favorite gel sheet masks. I love how cooling and soothing it feels on the skin and it moisturizes better than some other sheet masks I’ve tried. It features collagen, which helps to restore your skin’s natural elasticity and plump out fine lines and wrinkles. You’re left with hydrated and supple dewy skin
- Neogen Dermalogy Pink Cactus Liftmax Knit Mask ($7 / 1 mask) – is amazing for lifting and lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and almost feels like you hit reset on your skin. One of the elements that impressed me most when I first used this mask was its lasting effect. Most sheet mask effects last for maybe up to a day after use, but this last for several days and gives you that soft, glowing skin we all strive to obtain. It contains a blend of prickly pear cactus and pink algae that works to deliver antioxidants and fortify skin along with camelia and snow lotus flower to lift and plump the skin. It also contains jania rubens algae, one of the rarest cactus oils that contains an abundance of vitamin C and beta-carotene to calm and hydrate skin. his Cactus Liftmax mask uses a unique knitted cotton texture—instead of the traditional smooth cotton sheet mask— to infuse 60 milligrams of concentrated essence into your face and neck. While at first it feels kind of odd and heavy, I actually prefer this over standard sheet mask material because it contours better to the face and is very comfortable
- Sally’s Box Loverecipe Lemon Mask ($2 / 1 mask) – is perfect for brightening and leaving the skin feeling like it’s almost new. This three-layered bio-cellulose sheet mask blends the illuminating effects of lemon extract with the ultra-moisturizing properties of hyaluronic acid in a powerhouse essence that gives lackluster skin a complete makeover. I tend to use this mask more when my skin is feeling a little congested be it due to environmental factors, makeup or sweat because it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and plump
- Skinfood Marine Food Gel Mask – Seaweed ($5 / 1 mask) – I use when my skin is looking a little dull and tired. With school being pretty hectic sometimes, my skin suffers due to lack of sleep, stress, an unhealthy diet and not having time to perform my usual spa nights throughout the week because I’d rather sleep or am busy studying. This hydrogel mask focuses on hydrating and restoring fatigued skin, leaving a youthful and dewy glow
Do you have any favorite Summer skincare masks? What’s in your rotation right now?