If you fall in the same age bracket as me (25-30), chances are you've already established a skin care regimen that you practice daily. If not, you'd better get on it ASAP because life and age has a way pulling and tugging on your skin leaving it sometimes questionable to the naked eye...and to an HD camera. And we're not even going to mention the many times a day we poke, scratch, dig, and rub our beautiful faces. A solid regimen definitely is a must for the average woman.
Everyday I reach for the following when I wake up or before I go to bed...
-Day Eye Cream
-Night Eye Cream
-Day Moisturizer (with SPF)
-Night Moisturizer (super hydrating)
-Systane eye drops
(**products I use when I want a little more pampering)
I know...it's a lot, right? I probably could fit talking about all these products in one post, but for now, let's focus on one that happens to be my favorite...sheet masks!
Sheet masks recently came on the beauty/skin care scene and, frankly, are taking over honey. Just visit your local Ulta, Sephora, Target, or CVS and you'll see these beauties on display, ready for the picking. Many times, I've heard of women using sheet masks on airplanes to keep their skin hydrated. (Flying tends to dry out the skin sometimes.) But they're also used to detox, rejuvenate, prevent wrinkles, and brighten the skin. All of these factors I need in my life. Let it be known, sheet masks weren't made to replace your usual avocado, clay, or organic DIY mask that you researched on Pinterest. They don't provide deep cleaning, nor can you use them as a replacement for a face scrub. The main purpose is to hydrate and boost the skin through a serum soaked cotton mask.
I usually use sheet masks once a week. After a thorough scrub and cleaning I place the mask on my face, making sure that all the edges are laying down. The initial feeling of the mask is a cooling and tingling sensation that is HEAVEN! After about 20 minutes of waiting, usually catching up on shows, checking emails, or reading, I remove the mask and just let the serum residue soak into my skin. You don't have to rub it in, you don't have to wipe if off...just let your face do the work and drink it up! Afterwards, your skin is left feeling soft, supple, and hydrated. After trying these, you'll thank me...I promise.
The best part about these products is that they're very cost friendly! Each mask will cost roughly between $4 and $10. Of course the price will vary depending on the brand you use. Right now I'm loving Sephora and CVS's brand, "Beauty 360". Check these out the next time you're browsing the aisles. Besides, we all need deserve a little faux spa treatment every week.