Summer is a very stressful time for the skin: from sun damage to dehydration and even oiliness, the hot temperatures mixed with the sun’s ultraviolet radiation can wreak a lot of havoc on your face! The quickest ways to fix these summer woes is a sheet mask treatment. This pampering ritual banishes dry and rough spots, wrinkles and redness from the skin, keeping your complexion in top, radiant shape all through the holidays. Here are the best 5 K-beauty sheet masks for the summer season:
SKINFOOD MARINE FOOD GEL MASK PEARL
A string of pearls around the neck adds a touch of glamour even to the most casual of outfits. But that’s not the only way pearls can make you look younger. Their powder has been used for centuries in Asia as a powerful antiaging treatment due to its high concentration of nourishing nutrients. Pearls are rich in amino acids, minerals and proteins that protect skin’s collagen, the protein that keeps it firm, and reduce oxidative damage. I get my pearl fix from Skinfood Marine Food Gel Mask Pearl, an intensely hydrating sheet mask that restores suppleness, luminosity and vitality to my skin in just under twenty minutes.
Where to buy: https://sokoglam.com/
INNISFREE IT’S A REAL SQUEEZE MASK ALOE
Let’s face it: it doesn’t matter how well we protect our skin from the sun, the risk of developing a sunburn is always around the corner in the torrid summer months. That’s why it’s wise to have a sheet mask enriched with aloe vera with you at all times: the clear juice of the spiky aloe vera plant is a godsend for sunburn and sun stressed skin. Not only it is very hydrating, infusing the skin with all the moisture it needs to remain soft and supple in the sun, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can calm down the irritation, redness and pain associated with sunburns. My favourite is Innisfree It’s A Real Squeeze Mask Aloe. I like to use after a long day at the beach when my skin feels tired and stressed. Fifteen minutes later, its texture has turned softer, the irritation is soothed and my entire face glows.
Where to buy: http://www.innisfreeworld.com/
THE FACE SHOP REAL NATURE KELP SHEET MASK
Hidden at the bottom of the oceans, sea kelp may not be the most glamorous ingredient to have found its way into your skincare lotions and potions. However, there is no doubt it is one of the most powerful. This brown algae is able to survive in one of the most extreme, often-changing environment on the planet. This resilience makes it invaluable in the skincare world: sea kelp has been shown to prevent damage to amino acids (the building blocks of the skin), protect cellular membranes from free radical attacks, quench the thirst of parched skin and soothe inflammation. This multitasker is the key ingredient in The Face Shop Real Nature Kelp Sheet Mask, an antiaging sheet mask that hydrates skin while preventing wrinkles. I like to use it after a long day spent in the sun, when my skin is showing signs of stress, such as dullness and redness. In just a few minutes, the mask calms my skin down, amps up the glow and gives me a fresh and youthful appearance.
Where to buy: http://www.yesstyle.com/
INNISFREE IT’S A REAL SQUEEZE MASK GREEN TEA
Did you know that a cup of green tea a day can reduce the effects of sun damage? Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that have both free radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory properties. Put simply, green tea is able to destroy UV-induced free radicals before they can cause wrinkles and dark spots and soothe the irritation that, overtime, speeds up the aging process. However, drinking green tea is not the only way to reap its anti-aging benefits. Sheet masks like Innisfree It’s A Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea is another powerful way to keep wrinkles away from your face and enjoy the sun safely. This particular sheet mask also provides a deep burst of hydration to thirsty skin: in just fifteen minutes my skin goes from parched and dull to supple and glowing. I also don’t have to worry about the devastating effects of sun damag – I know green tea is taking well care of that!
Where to buy: http://www.innisfreeworld.com/
SKINFOOD EVERYDAY ORANGE FACIAL MASK SHEET
It is no secret that oranges are one of the richest sources of vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants Mother Nature has put at our disposal. Vitamin C is capable of destroying the free radicals that cause premature aging, boosting the production of skin-firming collagen and brightening the complexion. I’ve incorporated vitamin C into my skincare routine in the form of Skinfood Everyday Orange Facial Mask Sheet, a brightening sheet mask with hydrating properties. This sheet mask is good for quenching dry skin’s thirst, lighten the sun spots that have made a premature appearance on the face and revitalizing the complexion. After every use, my whole faced radiates freshness and luminosity, making me look a few years younger.
Where to buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/