If you’re a fan of K-dramas, you’ll notice that the South Koreans are big fans of facial masks. The famed glass skin trend stipulates using a face mask as one of its 10 skincare steps, and many K-pop idols like (G)I-dle’s Minnie, Twice’s Momo and Red Velvet’s Joy credit daily masking – from sheet to sleeping masks – for their flawless and supple complexions.
In Korea, this “one day, one pack” method promises to help you achieve smooth and dewy skin. And I have to attest that it helps. I’ve never been into daily masking, but in the past year, I’ve enjoyed winding down every night with a sheet mask. And I can see why the K-pop idols love them – my skin is softer, smoother, and there’s a lit-from-within glow every day.
You should note, though, that not every type of mask is suitable for daily use. While hydrating masks can be used every day to give skin a moisture boost, clay and peeling masks that contain exfoliating acids, like glycolic acid, should only be used two to three times a week, depending on your skin type. However, you can switch up your masking routine by using a different mask every day to let your skin reap the best benefits. Here are our fave options.