Nothing like a Sunday to self-care that involves skin pampering with a face mask feels, right? After all, your skin has been through ample dirt, pollution, and makeup throughout the week and what it really craves is a dose of skin detox and hydration. Let’s face it, filters don’t follow us around all the time. So, the first step to having an Instagram-worthy flawless complexion starts with taking care of your skin and not the makeup.
Well, thanks to the ever-improving invention in the K-beauty world. Getting a facial done once a month is ideal to say but does that really happen. We know while you are reading this, you haven’t even done your basic CTM routine, right? Wait until you turn 25 years and it starts showing on your skin and you’ll regret all those days you ever lazing around watching Netflix skipping your skincare routine. With the help of the internet and drugstores, at least I have worked around this problem, what about you? There are so many types of face masks available that cater to various skin issues, so now you don’t have any excuse. We bring you the list that covers all kinds of face masks for all skin types. Read on, peeps!
What Is Jelly Mask?
Key Features: These are lightweight Jello-like masks hail from the skin-loving world of K-beauty. They are packed with ultra-hydrating ingredients that leave your skin feeling nourished and soft. Jelly sheet masks work great under makeup and as an all-nighter mask, too! They promise to hydrate your skin like no other thanks to nourishing ingredients like honey and aloe vera. Not only are these masks incredibly hydrating but they are incredibly fun because the masks feel exactly like Jell-O (seriously)! Primarily, these masks provide intense hydration, however, their benefits depend on the formula and the skin concern they address. Hence, Jelly masks can hydrate, exfoliate and brighten your skin and have anti-ageing benefits as well.
Suitable For: Dry and Dehydrated skin
Application Type: Dense & jelly essence sheet mask
Maccaron Recommendations: Mediheal Meience Projelly Mask
This sheet mask moisturizes and soothes your dry skin through hydration and cooling gel care which has excellent absorption. Well, yes it has dual-functional cosmetics with brightening and wrinkle reduction effects, isn’t it a great deal to buy? And the sheet is spotlighted as a replacement for organic cotton! It’s time that your skin breathe with all moisturizing properties and best to use on the days when your skin feels dry!
Hydrogel Sheet Mask
Key Features: Hydrogel sheet masks hold much more moisture than your regular sheet mask as they are abundant with essence. No, seriously, they are cool- we should say because they are made of a skin-soothing essence that keeps our skin hydrated all day long. Hydrogel masks are saturated in essence/serum and maximize hydration by providing a barrier and locking it into the skin. They are incredibly effective for repairing fine lines and other visible signs of ageing. These sheet masks suit all skin types as they reduce redness caused by inflammation leaving your skin feeling baby soft. Always pick a sheet mask that suits your skin type with the right kind of ingredient.
Suitable For: All skin types, especially sensitive
Application Type: Wearable sheet mask with plenty of serum/essence
Mediheal Tea Tree Care Solution Essential Mask REX is the best for daily use as comes formulated with mild ingredients. It relives your tired and dull skin and helps in controlling the excess sebum and minimizes pores. While it also soothes your irritated skin and keeps it moisturized. This sheet mask will calm down your skin and will help to tighten your pores!
What is Peel-Off Mask and the Benefits it?
Key Features: Are you looking for an instant glow, you need to use a peel-off mask for the same. These kinds of masks physically removes everything that has settled on the topmost layer of your skin – like dirt, dead skin cells, dust, oil, and blackheads. Peel-off masks are usually flower-based, fruit, or plant-based and use all-natural ingredients. Peel-off masks can be great for acne or refining your pores. Well, yes you might experience some mild exfoliation when peeling it off, which is a great step for those who need it. Peel-off masks are like a mini-facial all on their own.
Suitable For: Oily and acne-prone skin
Application Type: Rubbery glow peel-off mask
Macaron Recommendations: Maskeraide Rose All-Day Mask
This is a rose gold peel-off mask that leaves your skin extremely soft and glowing after use as it helps in minimizing your pores and blackheads (if any). This mask has 24k gold flakes and has a very subtle citrus scent that refines the appearance of skin texture. Do you know the best part? It’s paraben-free and is cruelty-free! This rose gold peel-off mask is made with real 24k gold flakes that your skin will drink up in a wink!
Key Features: Shocked and surprised to know that toner pads can be used as sheet masks? Well, it’s a famous and tending step that a lot of Koreans do in the skincare routine as eye or face masks. With toner pads, you can create sheet masks in seconds and they absorb a good amount of product to dispense hydration for a longer run. Yes, toner pads are multi-purpose which one should definitely invest in. They are great for hydration and don’t feel your skin feeling sticky at all!
Suitable For: All skin types
Application Type: Watery cotton pad
Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Toner Pad contains tangerine extracts and nature-derived fruity acid that exfoliates and provides vitality to the skin. It’s a gentle treatment for a dull complexion and dead skin cells. Toner Pad is a double-sided pad that provides daily exfoliation to your skin and the embossed side provides gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin and all the impurities.
What Is Sleeping Mask?
Key Features: Sleeping masks are generally used overnight to hydrate, rejuvenate and moisturize your skin thoroughly. And the next day, you wake up with plump, soft, and youthful skin. Our skin goes through a lot every day, and it starts getting dull, dry, and flaky. And this is when you need something that actively combats overnight and the sleeping mask is one of the best solutions. It’s used as an extra dose of hydration when you really need it. A sleep mask is a great option for a deep hydrating boost!
Suitable For: All skin types, including sensitive
Application Type: Massage onto skin and it can be worn overnight
Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask is a very lightweight sleeping mask that can also be used as a day moisturizer. Has all the goodness and soothing properties of propolis that keep sensitive skin soothed and works to smooth over any breakouts. Whereas Beeswax keeps your skin moisturized and Adenosine works to keep the complexion looking bright and bouncy. Yes, it’s definitely a must-buy!
Used for an extra dose of hydration when you really need it. When it’s winter and your skin is feeling dull and dry, or if you live in a place that’s dry year-round, sleep masks are a great option for a deep hydrating boost.
Bubble Sheet Mask
Key Features: Bubble sheet mask is quite similar to getting an oxygen facial done. Every bubble sheet mask comes loaded with perfluorocarbons and foaming ingredients. It helps to remove all the dust, grime, oil, and makeup residue from your face, and even your acne production is kept in check. The bubble sheet masks help to exfoliate and cleanse your skin, while it removes dead skin cells, it prevents blackheads from forming. Well, it blesses your skin with that heavenly glow post use of bubble sheet mask.
Suitable For: All skin type but especially oily skin
Application Type: Foaming Gel
Maccaron Recommendations: Maskeraide Charcoal Bubble Mask
Well, it’s true the packaging of this bubble sheet mask is too cute to not pick up! It works like all bubble sheet masks but this one too is soaked in a unique oxygen-activated solution. Once exposed to air, a micro-foam sheet of bubbles appears and the key ingredients include spirulina platensis extract, charcoal, and fruit extract. While it exfoliates and cleanses your skin, it brightens and softens it on the other as well. This is my personal favorite sheet mask for sure!
Exfoliating Masks for Combination and Oily Skin Type
Key Features: Exfoliation is a significant part of the everyday skincare routine. Once or twice a week, you need to use a mask to focus just on exfoliation to get rid of the dead skin cells that clog the pores and cause acne. This is why it’s always recommended to first exfoliate your skin and then use a sheet mask for an added glow to the face. Exfoliating masks will make you look like you got a full eight hours!
Suitable For: All skin types, especially combination and oily
Application Type: Mild physical exfoliator
Maccaron Recommendations: Klairs Youthful Glow Sugar Mask
Klairs Youthful Glow Sugar Mask is a multi-purpose that works as a physical exfoliator and a wash-off sugar mask. It’s a low irritating sugar mask enriched with antioxidants from grapefruit and raspberry that gently buffs away dead skin cells and dry patches. As a nourishing mask, it provides a powerful moisturizing effect while antioxidants support skin health. Totally my pick!
Because sis, you’ve got options, it’s time to invest in them that suits your skin type and concerns. So, we have totally broken down all the different types of facial masks, what they do, and the type of skin they work best for. Let us know in the comments below which one is your favorite and why?
How long should you leave Sheet Mask on for? Is there such a thing as too long?
Most sheet masks have directions ranging from somewhere between 10–20 minutes. There are people who believe that the longer you leave on a sheet mask the better it’s for your skin but it’s a reverse effect. One should take your sheet mask off before the mask starts to feel dry as it can actually absorb moisture back out of your skin.
How do we use a bubble sheet mask?
One can simply put them on as you do for a regular sheet mask. Once you’re done with cleansing your face, pat your skin dry and after 5 minutes, gently put on the bubble sheet mask. Keep it on for a good 15 minutes and once you spot bubbles, remove the mask and massage the leftover product well into your skin. Use lukewarm water to wash the product off from your face. Once you are done, finish it off with serum and moisturizer.
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