Sometimes it’s just waaaay too hot to wear any foundation, or I’m waaaaaaaay too tired to deal with luminizers or bronzers. I just want a super fast beauty routine that will wake up my skin and make it look healthy. And this is when I do my favourite lazy-girl beauty combo: brightening sheet masks and BB cream.
The sheet mask infuses my skin with moisture and fights pigmentation or dullness. The BB cream evens out any discoloration, and since I’m applying it on soft and supple skin, I don’t need a lot to get that “glass skin” effect.
Here are some amazing sheet masks that set the stage for a super minimal (but so effective) makeup routine.
Timeless Invisible Silk Mask
Timeless Invisible Silk Mask is packed with antioxidants that protect you from UVA and UVB damage. It has dragon extract, white tomato extract, ceramosides, and centenella asiatica extract. These ingredients help combat pigmentation and dullness. They’re also very hydrating and soothing, so they’re the perfect way to treat very dry or irritated skin.
The sheet mask is also very high quality — you can really feel the difference between the $1 masks you can buy online. While we adore those budget beauty buys ourselves, sometimes you just want the luxe treatment. This very translucent but highly moisturizing mask feels like second skin, and you can feel your skin soaking up all of its nutrients.
Use it when your skin feels extra dry and flaky. Be sure to apply the extra serum on your neck and hands!
Dr. Jart Clearing Solution Ultra-Fine Sheet Mask
This is a great brightening sheet mask if you’re acne-prone or have large pores. It has glutathione to fade acne marks, and beauty reviews say that they saw a visible difference in their pores. “My skin looked tighter and smoother. I looked like I just had a facial!”
And if you use this mask at least once a week, you’ll also experience less breakouts. It has tea tree oil and salicylc acid, which kill acne-causing bacteria and help clear out pores. “I rarely go a week without some kind of pimple popping up in my face, but it’s been well over a month since I’ve had any acne!” says one Amazon sheet mask review.
Leaders Insolution Amino Moisture Mask
This affordable brightening sheet mask is just $5 — so you can treat yourself several times a week! It contains 17 amino acids and ceramides that strengthen your skin cells. If you have dry or ageing skin, then this is one of the easiest ways to restore a fresh-faced, youthful glow!
“I always use this mask when I haven’t had any sleep or I’m stressed out from overtime at work,” says Ann, an advertising executive. “I put it in the refrigerator so it feels very cool and refreshing. This — and a cup of coffee — are lifesavers.”
Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask
Brighten up your skin (and your mood) with this simple “Saturday” skincare ritual. The brightening sheet is dripping with bilberry, liquorice and lotus extracts to help fade dark spots and reveal a natural glow.
PIXI Glow Glycolic Boost
With all the hype that Pixi Glow’s been getting, we’re not surprised that this brightening sheet mask is quickly making it into everyone’s beauty cabinets. It gently sloughs off dead skin cells and tightens your pores, then infuses your skin with loads of moisture. While it won’t fade dark spots like other brightening sheet masks, it will give you an overall healthy glow.