Just a few days shy of the weekend and most of our text threads are already swarmed with plans. But if you are somewhat of a homebody like me, chances are that a good movie, some scented candles and a great sheet mask is your idea of a good Saturday. Now that most of us are back to the old grind, a much-needed shot of serotonin biweekly, not only rejuvenates your skin but also elevates your spirit. And in the last decade and a half, our fascination with K-beauty has become so profound that we are always on the lookout for the newest trend that can be incorporated into our beauty routines.When the result is younger-looking skin with an unparalleled glow, who wouldn't go that extra mile? Now I can only draw a blank as to when, but sheet masks found their way into my life and have since then become an indispensable part of my beauty regimen. For someone whose scuffle with a greasy T-zone is never-ending, sheet masks are a great way for an instant facial uplift that unclogs pores and delivers a healthy, luminous glow. No matter what your skin type is, there is always a sheet mask packed with a plethora of good-for-you ingredients. If your skin is prone to dryness, a concoction of elements with a dash of hyaluronic acid works wonders for a rich boost of hydration. And that too in under 15 minutes. Does it get any better? Easy on the pocket and powered with revitalising ingredients, I’ve listed some of my favourite sheet masks that I have enjoyed using for a quick pick-me-up. Oh, and they’re all responsible offerings that are good for you and the planet.
A Stride Towards Sustainability
As conversations around clean, future-proof beauty continue to gain momentum, sheet masks have come under the lens of several environmentalists and beauty experts. What for us is a gratifying experience of 15 to 20 minutes tops has irreversible consequences on the planet. For the unversed, the plastic polymers used in sheet masks’ peels take over 1000 years to break down entirely. Moreover, since sheet masks are not reusable in any capacity it is highly detrimental to the health and well being of our land masses and water bodies. We understand that transitioning to clean beauty is a gradual process that cannot be expedited overnight. As many of us realise the mighty repercussions that come with our actions, the inclination towards biodegradable masks has been growing steadily
A Few Biodegradable Sheet Masks That I Personally Love:
We are all well acquainted with a myriad of trade kitchen secrets for skincare. But having to whip up a brew demands time, that we’re constantly running out of. Enter Nykaa Skin Secrets- Unmask. A sheet mask made with natural extracts that bestows you with hydrated and beautiful skin in a jiffy. Fabricated with Lyocell instead of cotton, you can choose from a whopping 29 different variations. I find it a great way to decompress during long flights. I always slip one in my holiday bag before I travel.
Growing up I remember my grandmother would rave nonstop about the benefits of honey. Undeniably, it is both delicious and versatile. While a dollop of honey in your green tea helps you kick back and relax (by soothing your senses), did you know that this super ingredient is also miraculous for your skin? This Manish Malhotra Honey and Nutmeg Hydrating Sheet Mask is a comprehensive solution for all your skin worries. Made out of bamboo extracts, the mask is biodegradable and the presence of raw honey helps curb acne. To no more breakouts in 2022.
If you are on a quest to find a lightweight mask that repairs and nourishes your skin under 15 mins, you are in luck. This Bio-cellulose mask by Debelle boasts of natural ingredients like fermented coconut water, granting you a glow from inside out. Deemed groundbreaking in the realm of clean, sustainable sheet masks 2.0, it is also superlative in transferring maximum nutrients to your skin’s deepest layers.
The much-awaited wedding season is almost here. Scrambling for an instant glow up but if you have a jam-packed schedule at work, we’ve got you covered. The Mamaearth Vitamin C Bamboo Sheet Mask gives you radiating skin. Loaded with the goodness of honey and vitamin C, it also administers even skin tone by diminishing pigmentation. Good for the skin and the planet. I’ve already started stocking up for the wedding season!
This Aqualogica Glow+ Lush Sheet Mask combines the healing qualities of Hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide along with the papaya extracts and vitamin C. This mask exfoliates, hydrates and repairs. A 3-1 solution for all skin types. Do away with the conventional gifts this summer and design a personalised care package for your BFF with this feel-good mask, a bottle of rose and a box of chocolates.