About a month ago I became obsessed with Korean skin care. I constantly read about different products, their functions and how frequently to use them. My poor friends were inundated with text messages about various essences and face masks all the time.
I LOVE face masks and fortunately for me, face masks are an integral part of Korean skin care. Numerous online sources suggest using a sheet mask once a week. I had never tried a sheet mask before but found a set of 16 Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheets on Amazon. Each mask has a different function, aiming to improve your skin in various ways.
Thursdays have always been a “mask day for me” so after a particularly stressful Thursday I decided to try out the Dermal Cucumber Collagen Essence Mask. This mask aims to provide your skin convergence, nourishment and soothing.
Each time I do a mask, I begin by exfoliating my face. On this night I used Philosophy’s Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash. I let my face air dry and attempted to figure out how to use this mask. Once dry I opened the package and found a white material, folded and soaking wet. I was shocked at how wet the mask was (in retrospect, I shouldn’t have been surprised, it was soaking up the assorted liquids). After I removed it from it’s packaging, I attempted to unfold it. For some reason I struggled to get it completely unwrapped and was confused as to why there were so many extra flaps and tabs (around eyes, nose and mouth).
Finally I got it apart and placed it on my face. The mask was really cold and repeatedly slipped out of place. I decided that the best way to keep it in place was to take the time to lay down and relax for 20 minutes. This helped!
I expected to know when to remove the mask. While it did dry a bit, it never fully dried. After 20 minutes was up the mask came off and my face was still covered in the magical concoction. I decided to massage the excess product into my face to receive the complete benefits of the mask.
Once the mask was off, I realized that I should have completed the rest of my skin care routine before applying the mask. Next time, I will use my serums, toners and moisturizers prior to applying a sheet mask. I really enjoyed this mask. Not only was it nourishing it forced me to lay back and relax (two things I rarely do).
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