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With fall just around the corner, it's smart to start preparing your skin for the upcoming weather changes. Dryness and low humidity in the air during cooler seasons can cause skin dehydration, but interestingly enough, dehydration can occur during any season.
Sheet masks are the holy grail of smooth and hydrated skin, and an item that I use plenty of. My favourite mask to use is Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Hydrating Sheet Mask — since it works throughout all seasons, and rings in at just $4.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $4
It's a translucent hydrogel mask that contains hyaluronic acid, so when skin gets dry or dehydrated in the summer due to air conditioning or cold weather in winter, it really helps hydrate and plump the skin.
As its name suggests, the mask has a gel-like texture which provides a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. The mask is gentle, non-comedogenic, and great for all skin types, including sensitive skin which I happen to have.
When I first saw the price and highly-rated reviews last year, I knew I had to test it out myself and I'm so glad I did. I leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and my skin feels so soft, supple and radiant.
What are reviewers saying?
Backed by a solid 4.5-star rating from more than 300 Amazon reviews, this affordable sheet mask is well worth adding to your skincare routine.
One reviewer raved about this mask's "cooling feeling" which helped with "dry or irritated skin" from the hot summer weather. They called the mask "super hydrating and very relaxing."
Shoppers agree that it works in all seasons, winter or summer.
One reviewer called the mask "fun to use" and shared that it left their skin feeling "ultra moisturized." They even went on to call it a "winter staple."
Despite the many rave reviews, some shoppers called the mask "messy to apply," especially since the gel texture can cause the mask to slide around your face.
In case you're willing to dive into the world of sheet masks but are looking for a different effect than just hydration, here are five other top-rated (and super affordable!) sheet masks you can use to pamper your skin.
This mix-it-yourself sheet mask is ready to be combined with a dose of Vitamin C when you want to give your skin a bright and even complexion. It works in 15 minutes to give hydrated, radiant and luminous skin.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $3 (originally $4)
If you've over exfoliated and damaged your moisture barrier, try this sheet mask to help repair it by providing hydration and preventing water loss. It includes 5-Cera Complex, ectoin and a specialized moisturizing peptide.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $8
From the evergreen Tatcha line, an ultra-fine silky soft sheet mask that gives ultra-hydrating botanical oils and extracts for luminous, glowy skin. It is inspired by a Japanese treatment of steaming strips of leftover kimono silk. Works on skin types to help with dryness, dullness, uneven texture, or fine links and wrinkles and restore radiance.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $16
A cellulose sheet mask for all skin types that hydrates and replenishes skin's moisture levels. It's designed to help treat dryness and redness and strengthen skin's moisture barrier.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $8
Provide your skin with instant hydration in just 5 to 10 minutes and leave it feeling soft, supple and glowing. Infused with clary sage to moisturize, balance PH and improve overall texture.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $5