Open Instagram and within a few scrolls, we’re sure you’ll come across a self-care sheet-mask selfie. But the soothing sheets are much more than a gram-worthy photo opp—sheet masks are a way to get serums filled with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-aging ingredients to penetrate into the skin more effectively. Like a spa treatment, but in the comfort of your own home. The convenience of pampering your face while relaxing on your couch aside, the slimy but spectacular sheets of skincare goodness are also a more cost-effective way to replenish your skin in between facials or after a day in the sun.
We’re breaking down the best options on the market right now for every major skin concern. Find the right sheet mask for your face’s needs just in time for this weekend’s self-care Sunday (and hey, why not hop on the sheet-mask selfie bandwagon).
Beginner’s tip: after you apply the mask to your face, once the moisture starts to drip, be sure to rub the extra serum into your neck and décolletage—two delicate areas of the dermis that oftentimes are overlooked. Stock your beauty counter with the freshest sheet masks targeted for your most problematic skin hangups below. Happy masking!
To remove excess oil, clear up breakouts, and heal oily and acne-prone skin types, look for ingredients like salicylic acid and healing antioxidants like green tea (to name a couple). These acne-clearing masks will help reduce redness and inflammation and flush your skin of impurities.
To smooth fine lines and wrinkles, you’ll want something super hydrating. Look for an option with hyaluronic acid, which helps boost cell turnover, promote collagen production, retain moisture, and overall repair skin tissue. Additionally, frankincense is said to have anti-aging properties as it protects healthy skin cells. Rice seed is also an excellent ingredient when it comes to firmness and elasticity.
Vanish dullness through ingredients like vitamin C and formulas rich in antioxidants and brightening botanicals. Each of the below masks will give your skin an instant dewy glow.
Similar to anti-aging-specific masks, if you’re dealing with dryness, you’ll want a product that deeply hydrates into the skin. Look for options that are infused with ingredients like cucumber, avocado oil, and aloe. And of course, hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture.