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KBeauty Trend : 1 Day 1 Mask

By using a mask a day, you encourage your skin to maintain a constant level of hydration, which helps to plump the skin, speed up the time of its healing and beautify the complexion for a perfect glow. 

The “1 Day 1 Mask” challenge is a Korean beauty trend that can help give you that glass-like skin we all crave. Popularized by Asian celebrities such as Chinese leading lady Fan Bing Bing, who reputedly uses TWO sheet masks a day, the “1 Day 1 Mask” movement aims to deeply replenish your skin by using one sheet mask every day.

Using a sheet mask every day encourages your skin to maintain a constant high level of hydration, which helps skin to heal faster, and plumps up your complexion for a translucent, lit-from-within glow. And while few of us may have the dedication to do “1 Day 1 Mask” for a whole year, this Kbeauty trend is definitely a great tool to replenish skin that is extra dehydrated or damaged, or to prepare skin for a special event where you want to look your best.

Because using a sheet mask every day can quickly add up, most people tend to use less expensive masks that are designed to be used daily. But you can also add premium masks to the mix for a special treat every few days. A two-step mask or a hydrogel mask are a couple ways to mix up your routine and give yourself a special pamper session.

Tips for “1 Day 1 Mask”

  • Use several specialized treatment masks in a row (such as brightening masks) to supercharge your results.
  • Put on hydrating toners, essences, and serums UNDER the sheet mask. The mask will help them to absorb better, making them more effective.
  • Don’t leave the mask on for longer than approximately 20 minutes. Once the mask starts to dry out, it can start sucking moisture OUT of your skin.
  • You can absolutely sheet mask in the morning to give yourself a flawless base for makeup and a plump glowing complexion throughout the day. Even a 10-minute masking session will give you noticeably more hydrated skin.
  • After removing the sheet mask, gently press or pat the remaining essence into your skin.
  • Be sure to seal in the moisture after sheet masking by using a cream or facial oil. You don’t want to lose all that hydration!

Suggested Sheet Masks for “1 Day 1 Mask”

HOLIKA HOLIKA Pure Essence Masks

These affordable, fun sheet masks feature different ingredients to address different skin needs, so you can pick and choose exactly what you want. From a green tea mask to calm and moisturize stressed skin, to the popular, ultra-moisturizing shea butter mask, there is a mask for every skin type. The essences in these masks are based on botanical extracts rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, and have anti-inflammatory and healing benefits, for smooth, hydrated skin.  

PACKage Everyday Bouncy Mask and Don’t Worry Healing Mask

Who doesn’t want bouncy skin everyday? The PACKage Everyday Bouncy Mask can help you to get just that, with its ultra thin and comfortable cotton sheet and clear hydrating essence. The moisture absorbs deep into skin without leaving a sticky residue, making this mask excellent for morning masking.

If you are more into soothing the skin, go for the Don’t Worry Healing Mask, that will instantly calm redness, protect the skin from external damage and reduce the inflammation thanks to the amazing healing properties of Centella Asiatica Extract.

Farmskin Superfood Salad for Skin Masks

Kale, for your skin? Farmskin has harnessed the benefits of twelve superfoods in this sheet mask series, made to match many different types of skin conditions. The masks are categorized into two groups: “fresh and moist water type masks”, or “soft and rich cream type masks”, depending on the texture of essence you prefer. Each mask has a different effect, from pore-purifying carrot, to balancing mangosteen, so you get the result you want.

A by Bom Leaf and Flower Masks

The benefits of these sheet masks are twofold. Thanks to the adorable “patches” (in the shape of flowers and leaves), you get a targeted treatment which you can place on specific areas. The patches focus on boosting elasticity and reducing signs of aging. You also get the general moisturizing, soothing effect of a sheet mask, which you place over the patches. Each mask features a series of related ingredients that work together (the floral leaf mask uses rose, lotus, and camellia extracts), all held within a thin, cooling lyocell mask.

“1 Day 1 Mask” is a fun challenge that might just give your skin the hydration it craves, while also imparting more intensive skin benefits. You might find that after a week or two of “1 Day 1 Mask”, you find a sweet spot of masking once every other day, or you take a break from masking every few days or so. Or, your skin might love “1 Day 1 Mask” so much you continue doing it for the rest of the year!