BE­NEATH THE SHEETS

Find any ex­cuse to stay in, ap­ply a sheet mask and treat yo’ self to a DIY spa day

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Ap­ply a sheet mask for a DIY spa day

Sheet masks may have been made fa­mous by celebrity self­ies, but they’re good for more than just an In­sta­gram mo­ment. The trendy prod­uct orig­i­nated in Asia as part of the K-beauty craze and is a re­lax­ing, rit­u­al­is­tic ad­di­tion to a beauty rou­tine.

The pa­per, hy­dro­gel and fi­bre sheets are in­di­vid­u­ally pack­aged, mak­ing them su­per con­ve­nient and easy to use. While your skin rests be­neath the fab­ric, it’s able to soak up all of the ben­e­fi­cial goodness from the pow­er­ful, nu­tri­ent-rich serum which the sheets are in­fused with. Un­like tra­di­tional cream or clay masks, sheet masks aren’t de­signed to cleanse pores or ex­fo­li­ate skin; their busi­ness is to brighten, hy­drate and soothe — to make you feel re­ju­ve­nated.

We rec­om­mend us­ing sheet masks once a week, par­tic­u­larly in the morn­ing be­fore a party to guar­an­tee your makeup looks lit later on. Ap­ply to a cleansed face and leave on for the rec­om­mended time stated on the packet while you lie down to watch an­other episode on Net­flix. Take a selfie (obvs), then re­move the mask and gently massage the ex­cess prod­uct into your skin with your fin­ger­tips. Think of it like a facial in a packet for a quar­ter of the price.

BEST FOR DE­HY­DRATED SKIN 1. Mi­zon En­joy Vital-up Time Wa­tery Mois­ture Mask, $13 for a pack of 10, from Mecca Beauty.

Packed full of an­tiox­i­dants from green tea, this mask helps to get skin glow­ing again.

2. Lon­vi­tal­ite C4 Co­conut Milk Hy­drat­ing & Nour­ish­ing Facial Mask, $44 for a pack of 5.

Co­conut milk re­lieves dry skin and pre­vents fu­ture flak­ing by pen­e­trat­ing and hy­drat­ing the deeper lay­ers.

3. Neu­tro­gena Hy­dro Boost Mask, $24.99 for a pack of 5.

Skin is no­tice­ably softer and sub­tler than be­fore thanks to the ben­e­fits of Hyaluronic Acid. BEST FOR DULL SKIN 4. Mecca Cos­met­ica Lit From Within Sheet Mask, $17.

Vi­ta­min C will be your new BFF when it comes to achiev­ing brighter, more ra­di­ant skin. 5. Skin Repub­lic 2 Step Bright­en­ing Vi­ta­min C + Col­la­gen Face Mask, $11.99.

This ef­fec­tive two-step treat­ment di­min­ishes im­per­fec­tions, re­sult­ing in a more even skin tone. 6. WHEN Snow Magic Mask, $16, from East Day Spa.

This all-nat­u­ral bio-cel­lu­lose sheet mask is made from co­conuts and is in­fused with vi­ta­min B3 to help re­duce hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion. BEST FOR CON­GESTED SKIN 7. 7th Heaven Tea Tree Sheet Masque, $4.99.

Tea tree’s an­ti­sep­tic prop­er­ties will calm blem­ish-prone skin, leav­ing you feel­ing en­er­gised and re­freshed. 8. Erno Las­zlo Ex­fo­li­ate & Detox Hy­dro­gel Mask, $37, from Sephora NZ.

De­tox­ify with this char­coal gel mask that prom­ises to de­liver a re­fined, re­freshed com­plex­ion. 9. Dr. Jart+ Clear Skin Lover Rub­ber Mask, $19.90, from Mlk.

This twostep al­gae-derived rub­ber mask re­acts with cal­cium to cool and soothe stressed-out skin.

BEST FOR PROB­LEM AR­EAS 10. Estée Lauder Ad­vanced Night Re­pair Con­cen­trated Re­cov­ery Eye Mask, $92 for a pack of 4.

Any ev­i­dence of lack of sleep in­stantly dis­ap­pears and dry lines are re­ju­ve­nated with this hy­drat­ing un­der eye so­lu­tion.

11. Lon­vi­tal­ite Col­la­gen & Gold Lip Mask, $32 for a pack of 6.

This nat­u­ral, plant-based col­la­gen mask works to plump up and re­plen­ish mois­ture to dry lips.

12. For­mula 10.0.6 Bye Bye Black­heads Pore Strips, $14.99, from Farm­ers.

Ban­ish any trace of black­heads with these pow­er­ful chin, fore­head and nose strips that har­ness the ben­e­fits of vol­canic ash and witch hazel. #

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