“The latest trend in Korea is “one day, one mask.” As masks are such a great way to pump up your skincare, whether it’s to immediately deep cleanse, exfoliate, or hydrate, Korean women are into this “boot camp for skincare.” Taking 15~20 minutes to give your skin this extra pampering session is a great way to de-stress and reboot your skincare results.
From sheet masks, milk peelers, and rubber masks, there is a wide variety of different masks out there to choose from for every budget and concern. There is no wrong or right way to mask; what’s important is to tailor a personal routine and do what works best for you.
Our tips for this “one day, one mask” or “Monday to Friday” skin boot camp are as follows (suitable for all skin types):
After a weekend of festivities, Monday is the perfect time to kick off the week with a detoxifying rubber mask. These masks help to clarify, deep cleanse, minimize pore,s and leave skin refreshed yet hydrated for the long week ahead. I recommend our new Charcoal Rubber Mask . This is a favorite for oily to combination skin types. A quick YouTube tutorial here for tips on how to use a rubber mask.
Use a deeply hydrating hydro-gel mask to soothe, calm, and moisturize skin. Sheet masks are a great way to provide an intensive dose of nutrients and hydrating ingredients and Soyedodam’s is formulated with an antioxidant-rich blend of Red Gingseng and Manuka Honey.
Get over hump day with a sheet mask with a twist. Blossom Jeju’s 2-step sheet mask offers an oil and sheet mask in one with luxurious, 100% pure Jeju Camellia oil and a silky sheet mask to create a brightening, super-hydrating masking treatment that leaves skin unbelievably smooth and supple. Pollution is a significant factor in a dull, tired appearance, so starting any skincare treatment with a clean canvas is critical.
As we age and due to environmental aggressors such as UV, pollution particles, dirt and grime that constantly assaults our skin, skin turnaround takes longer. This means that dead skin cells continue to accumulate on the skin’s surface, impeding skincare from being fully absorbed into skin. Primary Raw’s 2-step milk peeling kit is a great way to and gently exfoliate and hydrate to reveal soft, supple skin. First, this treatment works to gently remove dead skin cells with a hydrating and exfoliating complex saturated in a large cotton swab. Finish off with a soothing sheet mask infused with soy milk, green tea, and chamomile extracts for natural radiance.
Seal in weekend-ready skin with one last sheet mask to hydrate and awaken skin from a long week. A small tip before using Whamisa’s Hydrogel Masks is to apply the serum at the bottom of the sachet to the face before applying the sheet (which is made of skin beneficial aloe and fruit extracts).
This month, we are partnering with Vogue Korea to celebrate their 20th anniversary. In honor of this momentous event, the Korea editorial team has created a beautiful handmade box filled with a stringent curation of their favorite K-beauty picks, including best-in-class masks. These boxes are being shared with a select number of influencers around the world (including Victoria Beckham, Eva Chen, etc.) and is one of Vogue Korea’s biggest events to date.
–Sarah Lee, co-founder of Glow Recipe