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K-Beauty: Let’s Talk Korean Sheet Masks

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Seasons Glow

Korean Sheet Masks?

I’ve been all kinds of obsessed with Korean sheet masks lately.

After Christmas, I wiped out an entire display of The Creme Shop sheet masks. These were specifically Christmas/winter themed, so they were 75% off.

I’ve always been obsessed with Korean skin care. After watching countless dramas, I’ve always wondered how I could achieve such beautiful looking skin.

Their products seem to be light years ahead of anywhere else in the world. I remember reading somewhere that they’re basically 12 years ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to skincare. Isn’t that amazing?

I need to up my Korean skin care regimen in 2019. I’ve been using sheet masks at least twice a week to really nourish my skin. It’s still winter in my part of the US and my skin is extremely dry and flaky. No amount of makeup hides that, and when I do, it comes out looking flaky because of my skin. So, I thought it’s only smart to start at the root of the problem: my skin.

I have combination skin — dry and oily. It’s not so much oily in the winter, but I do still have minor issues with oil. That said, my target products have specifically been hydrating/nourishing masks. My skin really needs the moisture right now.

I’m not the best at taking care of my skin, so I’m trying hard to get into a routine. I am putting a dent in my arsenal of The Creme Shop masks, so it won’t be long before I need to start finding more. If you take a peek at the masks available on The Creme Shop’s website, there are a wide variety. I was particularly drawn to the zodiac-themed ones. My cousin is a Scorpio and is very obsessed with all things related to astrology, so I think this will be a perfect birthday/Christmas/any occasion gift.

Honestly, sheet masks are such a great stocking stuffer gift. Every year, I put together bags filled with all kinds of personal and hygiene items for my family members. For the girls, I always throw in a lot of beauty, specifically a couple different kinds of sheet masks for each person. So far, it’s been a hit. So even if you might not like sheet masks yourself, they are a great gift.

On Monday night, I wore Let It Glow by The Creme Shop.

Let me tell you… it was love at first sight.

My skin was feeling really dry and unhappy. I knew it was begging me to pamper it a little. The reason I chose Let It Glow was because of the jojoba oil. Dry, cracked skin? Check, check, check!

As soon as I put on this sheet mask, it was amazing how quickly my skin felt hydrated. I could really feel this mask working. There was a slight tingling sensation, but it is not painful at all.

After I took the mask off and let my skin naturally absorb the remaining product, I felt like I was glowing.

Yes, this one doesn’t lie.

It won’t fix super dry skin overnight, but I think I will pay special attention to masks with moisturizing qualities. As my skin does get oily at times, I also have to be careful not to over-moisturize.  That’s also why I used Season’s Glow before this mask. So, it will be an interesting experience to find that balance.

I can vouch that Let It Glow is very hydrating. If you don’t have dry skin, this one will probably be overkill. If you have combination skin, be cautious as well. We all want to achieve, smooth, glowing skin but no one wants their face to look like an oil slick. This worked like a charm on me as my skin was very flaky and dry, so if you’re looking to try a sheet mask to get you through the rest of winter, I highly recommend this one.

As of right now, I’m not using any other skincare products. It’s a bit of an experiment, but I’m testing out to see how the sheet masks work alone with regular use. I know a combination of products would be good to try on my skin, but I just want to do one thing at a time. It’s much easier to see what’s working and what isn’t.

Once I run out of The Creme Shop masks, what other Korean sheet masks do you think I should try? I do have a stash of Etude House masks and I have a local pharmacy that has a whole section dedicated to k-beauty.

I’ve also reviewed Korean sheet masks one time before: K-Beauty: ‘Berrisom Animal Mask – Red Gingseng’ Review.

Do you have a favorite k-beauty regimen? Are you up to date with the latest Korean beauty trends? Do you use sheet masks? Let me know your thoughts below.

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