The best sheet masks that’ll give you an instant skin boost

So much more than a selfie opportunity

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We welcomed Korean beauty craze with open arms – why wouldn’t we? It’s given us essences, the best BB creams, and the slightly hilarious, and also slightly terrifying in equal measure: the best sheet masks.

But for the uninitiated, no doubt your first question is…

What are the best sheet masks made of?

Made from cloth or paper that’s saturated with skin-loving ingredients, the best sheet masks are created with the ideal formula for your skin’s needs. The mask is applied to the face, then left on the skin for around 10-15 minutes so it can absorb its fill of the good stuff. (There are handy cutouts for your nose, eyes and mouth so you don’t feel as though your suffocating!) The beauty of the material is that the carefully selected ingredients have nowhere to go but into the skin’s layers, as there’s no risk of evaporation.

The other big draw is you’ll find you won’t need to rinse your face afterwards, because it’s essential the best face serum a gal could ask for. Just work the excess product into your skin with the tips of your fingers. The whole routine really couldn’t be easier.

Lastly, there’s another oft-forgotten added benefit to the ol’ sheet mask: it’s a little more convenient to cart around when you go on holiday compared to packing an absolute arsenal of lotions and potions for the trip. They’re packaged so thinly that you can tuck one away in your bag, taking up virtually no room at all. Beauty bliss. After a day in the drying sun, you want to up your hydration levels, so keep an eye out for water-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, known for being able to hold 1,000 times its own weight in H2O.

For the more adventurous beauty lover, there are slightly wackier sheet mask options, from the ever Instagrammable bubble masks to fruity slice masks.

Everyone – and every face – can benefit from using a sheet mask, but which is right for you? Keep scrolling to find the best sheet masks for your skin type and needs.

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