K-beauty, or Korean beauty, has become a global phenomenon for its all-encompassing routine and powerfully healing results. One of the steps to maintaining a youthful glow is using face masks. For those that don’t know, these are cotton pad sheet masks that are soaked in skin rejuvenating serums that you leave on for 15-20 minutes. Different masks provide numerous benefits, each with its own unique healing properties. From hydrating and moisturizing to nutrition and elasticity, face masks have become popular for its simple use that bring great results.
Benefits of Korean Face Masks
Glowing Skin– Face masks promote blood circulation, causing a healthy blood flow just under the surface of the skin leaving you feeling radiant and refreshed. Peeling off a face mask may feel sticky at first, but lightly pat the excess serum into your skin and you’ll begin to feel your face start to tighten up yet be soft to the touch.
Deep Moisturizing– Masks are meant to be left on for 15-20 minutes, giving the serum time to properly penetrate into layers of the skin. These soft cotton pads soaked in a variety of essence have skin rejuvenating ingredients to compliment all different skin types. After letting the serum soak into your skin, you’re skin will be healthy and hydrated.
Cleansing– Washing and drying your face can only do so much for the surface layer. Using masks is a diverse way to cleanse and detoxify the skin. Choosing face masks with specific cleansing properties can unclog pores and get rid of impurities. The extended length that the mask is applied allows the serum to penetrate into the skin so it can absorb all the nutrients that will help nourish and purify pores.
With such numerous benefits and ease of use, face masks have become a rapidly growing item that can easily be incorporated into one’s daily routine.
So how do you choose which one is right for you?
With so many out there now, it’s difficult to know which ones are giving you the best bang for your buck. As one of the leaders in face mask development, TonyMoly uses only natural ingredients and are free of added coloring and chemicals that deliver superior results at an affordable price.
We chose the best 4 for our boxes that we think are the most all encompassing, beneficial face masks.
These face masks are packed full of essence and serum. They are concentrated and deliver a powerful, yet gentle delivery of moisturizing goodness to your skin. The ingredients permeate deep into your skin and simply outperform other traditional skincare products where it is a one off application.
Here are our favorites and the healthful properties they provide:
I’m Real Aloe Sheet Mask
If you haven’t head of Aloe Vera then you’re missing out! Aloe is a succulent known for its leaves that contain a gel like substance used in a variety of lotions, cosmetics, ointments, and even beverages. More commonly, Aloe Vera is used to treat sunburns and ease redness or irritation in the skin. Adding aloe to the mask serum gives a deep yet gentle layer of protection to the skin. With anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties it is just what your skin needs after a full day of activities.
I’m Real Avocado Mask
One of our favorites is the Avocado mask that is packed with vitamins and minerals that make your skin tight, firm, and clear. They are just as healthy for you externally as they are for you internally. Full of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, this mask will transfer all the nutrient dense goodness from the avocado to you in a way that penetrates and stays in the skin. After 20 minutes, your skin should be feeling smooth and firm yet elastic.
Pureness 100 Shea Butter Mask
Shea butter is a skin super-food also rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids. These nutrients aid in collagen production and are a natural moisturizer. Extracted from nuts of the Shea tree, Shea butter is widely used for its anti-aging, skin strengthening attributes. It is gentle and soft and suitable for all skin types, especially those that are a bit more sensitive and delicate.
Pureness 100 Green Tea Mask
We all know Green Tea is a miracle beverage with many health benefits including, but not limited to, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, boosting the immune system, and helping with digestion. Now, you’ll find numerous green tea products for beauty as well as consumption. Green tea has antimicrobial properties for treating acne and unclogging pores and shrinking them as well. The tannins shrink blood vessels resulting in tighter skin and reduced puffiness. Green tea helps improve the circulatory system, getting you skin the nutrients it needs to be healthy and strong.
Besides having numerous health properties and skin benefits, face masks provide a time of recovery and relaxation. Face masks are most effective if used for 15-20 min, allowing you time to just lay down and rest, while doing something beneficial for yourself. For an even more soothing effect, place your face mask in the refrigerator 30 minute before use. Packed full of nutritious serum and essence, face masks are the perfect way to treat you and your skin to some proper R&R. They are simple to use and leave you feeling brighter and refreshed.
Let us know how you like to use them and if you have any favorites!