A Beauty Editor's Guide To Sheet Masks

Head, shoulders, knees and toes...

Sheet-masking: it's the newest beauty craze that we're very much into - and it's not just for your face. 

Sheet masks have been around for many years now. With options available for nearly every skin concern, whether your face is oily and acne-prone or dry and dull, they have become a staple #SelfcareSunday move.

But why should your face get all the love? After all, there's a whole lot of skin to take care of below the neck. Body sheet masks are here to lift, plump, exfoliate and brighten every inch of your body. There are wet, dry and silicone sheets that ensure maximum absorption of active ingredients for some serious head-to-toe pampering. 

Whatever your skincare issues are, there's likely a sheet mask for it. 

Eyes

Over-worked or all partied out? These tiny U-shaped sheet masks revive puffy, tired-looking eyes thanks to a unique formula of wheat germ oil, ceramides and shea butter. Just 30 minutes of wearing these will make you look as if you’ve had a full eight hours. They’re reusable too – bonus point.

Eye Therapy Patch, €39, Talika

Lips

After a trip to Tokyo kick-started a love affair with lip masks – and the brand’s founder discovered there were no all-natural options available – two years (and millions of trials) later, these masks were born. Use to give your lips a little extra oomph, sans any needles.

Lip Mask, €40, KNC Beauty

Neck & Chest

Nora Ephron’s aptly titled her memoir I Feel Bad About My Neck is a shrewd reminder that the décolleté area is oft the most neglected in our beauty routines. Invest in one of these masks, STAT and make up for any lost time by improving the skin’s smoothness, firmness and elasticity.

Rejuvenating Neck & Chest Sheet Mask, €58 for five, Skin Laundry

Feet

While the prospect of exposing toes to the elements for any prolonged period of time is still quite unfathomable, early prep is key. 60 minutes of wearing the AHA and BHA-soaked socks + three to seven days of dead skin shedding = happy feet.

PoshPeel Pedi Cure Foot Treatment, €22.50, Patchology

Hair

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, hair sheet masks are officially a thing. Well, maybe more of a hair cap mask in this case, but either way, the innovative two-step system provides an extensive, deep conditioning experience that’ll turn even the most lacklustre locks into a silky-soft, magnificent mane.

Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System, €34, Briogeo

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