Sunday, November 9, 2014
ASIAN SKINCARE - FACE SHEET MASKS
A.K.A. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR BEST FRIEND IS KOREAN
today I will tell you about my favourite beauty treatment to do at home, a facial with my beloved face sheet masks from Korea and Japan!!
You really can't top Asian skincare, and face sheet masks are one of their most popular products.
They were created in Korea, and most brands are Korean - The Face Shop, Innisfree, Missha, Skin Food, K-Cosmetic.
But I also have masks from Shiseido and SK-II, which are Japanese.
They are individually wrapped face-shaped sheets soaked in serum.
All you have to do is just put them on your face and leave them on.
The instructions generally tell us to leave the mask on for about 20 minutes, but I just keep it until it has dried, which is about 1 hour.
I'll do it when I'm like reading in bed or something, so the longer I stay the more relaxing and overall effective the beauty treatment is, right?? ^_^
I use these masks once or twice a week.
First I'll do an exfoliating scrub or mask (like Glam Glow, and you can read my review here GlamGlow Supermud and Youthmud mask review ) , so my skin will be all clean and ready to absorb the serum from the sheet mask to maximum effectiveness.
And the fact that the sheet is lying on your face and sticking to it, will sort of force the skin to soak up as much as it can from it, and will seal in the moisture.
These masks are everything, I LOVE them.
They come in ALL kinds of serums: from green tea to bamboo, from pearl to snail slime.
My other friend from Tokyo even got me an Euglena mask.
Euglena: genus of single-celled organisms with both plant and animal characteristics. It is considered a member of the protozoan order Euglenida or a member of the algal division Euglenophyta. (Encyclopaedia Britannica)
Can we say HUHHH????
Well I guess that when all else fails we can still try Euglenas!!!
Girls have you tried sheet masks and what are your favourites??