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SKIN IS THE NEW IN

When we discovered that sheet masks originate from Korea, it suddenly all made sense. Their design, purpose and results resonate the Korean ideology of spending more time on your skin to spend less time on makeup.

So why do we love sheet masks? They offer an instant hit of hydration, are so easy to use and are effortlessly portable, making them the ideal candidates to combat winter dryness, long haul flights and post-holiday dehydration.

Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 15.14.07How are sheet masks different?

The constant contact on the skin means that maximum product will be absorbed and won’t evaporate or crumble before doing its job, unlike traditional masks. Sheet masks come in individual packets, ideal for travelling, which also means there is no confusion over how much product to use. Sheet masks can also be kept in the fridge, which we especially love to do, to be used as an after sun treatment.

How to use them?

Simply cleanse and tone skin as usual, then place the mask over the face making sure that all of the fabric is in contact with the skin. Leave for 15-30 minutes (or as instructed) then remove, throw away and massage the remaining product into the skin. Use as often as desired.

Celebrity favourite: SK-11

Used by Cate Blanchett, Demi Moore and Kate Bosworth, these masks were one of the first to kick off the trend. Years later and these are still the go to mask for in-flight hydration for a host of A listers.

LMB favourite: Talika Bio Enzymes Hydrating Mask

This mask is the most hydrating we’ve found. Whether we’ve got time to lie back and relax for just 10 minutes or to enjoy the full 30 minute treatment, this mask is permanent fixture in our travel makeup bags.

On the highstreet: Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask

While many of the masks can be bought in more econonomical packs, they can be tricker to find. Try our favourite drugstore mask from Dr. Jart+ to put the treatment to the test without breaking the bank.

The results?

Skin will feel instantly plumped and hydrated, with fine lines reduced. We love to follow our acid toner (full blog post here) or exfoliator with a sheet mask to reinject moisture back into the skin that may have been stripped by abrasion. With the weather turning ever colder, I highly recommend you pick up a sheet mask, pour a cup of tea and get cosy for 30 minutes while your skin is repaired and hydrated and soothed. Bye bye dull, winter skin!