I have discovered that I really love using sheet masks in summer, particularly when I stick them in the fridge for a few hours to chill. It makes it a treat to have a relax with a mask on and cool down overly warm skin- especially during the last few days of sunny weather where I have been out hunting Pokémon! (They also give my sun screen hating skin a little boost.)
Previously I have ordered masks on Ebay from Korea, which are lovely but do come with a long waiting time- and can be fairly expensive. I was therefore delighted to spot these ‘the crème shop’ masks in my local TKMAXX.
They had multiple different ones including cute animal face masks (which I believe have animal faces printed on the masks!) but from this rather large variety I chose two, Coconut Oil infused and Rose Water infused.
This was largely because these were two of the largest mask sets- which seemed like a bit of a bargain at £4.99 for 5 masks. At around £1 a mask , it is cheaper than I have found on eBay. The other reason was that I find that rose water and coconut oil products work well for my skin.
Once unwrapped and put on the masks do have a fairly slimy feel to them, but I have found that to be part of most sheet masks and they are very soothing to the skin due to this. After removing the masks any liquid left on the skin soaks in easily.
I find the masks to be fairly similar in their benefits, both leave my skin feeling softer and more nourished and both smell pleasantly of their respective infusions. They also make my skin feel smoother. I love the packaging for the masks, both the print on the box and the fact that the benefits of the mask are printed on the box making it easy to pick the right one depending on what you want!
My favourite part of using these masks is the ritual- I know that after putting on the mask I have no choice but to sit down and chill for 10-15 minutes whilst doing nothing.
If you like sheet masks and would like to try a new one I would recommend looking in your local TKMAXX and seeing whether they have some in stock, it is certainly a quicker and easier way to try out a mask compared to ordering them online and waiting for them to arrive.
I’d love any recommendations for favourite sheet masks!