Korean face masks: Choosing the right mask according to your skin type

Korean face masks have become popular as a key part of our beauty routines due to their effectiveness and versatility. When choosing a face mask, it is important to consider your own skin type in order to achieve the best possible results.

Here's a short guide to choosing Korean face masks for different skin types:



Oily skin

For people with oily skin, prefer face masks which help to balance sebum secretion, clean pores and soothe skin irritated by inflammation (blemishes). Choose masks that contain ingredients such as clay, green tea, mugwort, salicylic acid, or activated charcoal.

Face masks especially for oily skin:



Dry skin

Moisturizing and nourishing face masks that help restore the skin's moisture balance and softness are best choice for treating dry skin. Prefer masks that contain moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, shea butter, honey, blueberry or safflower, which help effectively moisturize and nourish dry skin.

Face masks for dry skin:

Skinfood Black Sugar Mask



Sensitive skin

Face masks for sensitive skin are skin-soothing and help reduce irritation and redness. Gentle care for sensitive skin is provided by masks that contain soothing ingredients such as centella or heartleaf, which help strengthen the skin barrier and relieve skin irritation.

Face masks for sensitive skin:


Combination skin

Face masks suitable for combination skin offer a balanced combination of moisturizing and cleansing. Look for masks that contain ingredients like green tea, propolis, or niacinamide to help control and balance sebum production while hydrating and brightening skin. Combining two different wash-off masks is an excellent technique for combination skin; apply one mask to the oilier part of the face and another to the rest of the face.

Face masks for combination skin:


Aging skin

Face masks designed for aging skin help to firm and renew the skin, while fading lines and wrinkles. Choose masks that contain antioxidants such as vitamin C, retinol or peptides to help stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity.

Face masks for aging skin:


Skin79 sheet mask


How to use a face mask

The face mask is applied to the face after cleansing the skin, allowed to act according to the instructions and washed off or patted on the skin. After that, continue with the rest of your skin care routine.

How does a sheet mask differ from a wash-off face mask:

Sheet masks are very effective not only because of their excellent formulas, but also because the fabric prevents moisture from evaporating from the face while the mask is working. In this way, the ingredients contained in the mask can be absorbed more effectively into the skin.

How to use sheet masks correctly:

Cleanse the skin: Before using the mask, clean the face thoroughly to remove not only makeup, but also excess dirt and sebum from the skin. This helps the active ingredients to be better absorbed into the skin.

Add toner and serum: Depending on whether the mask is enriched with essence or serum / ampoule, apply at least toner to the face before the mask. At its simplest, every sheet mask can be treated like a serum; i.e. do the same skin care routine steps before applying the sheet mask as you would before applying serum. If you know that the sheet mask contains essence, it is intended to be used before serum and/or ampoule.

Apply the mask: Carefully open the mask and place it on your face, making sure it covers the entire face area evenly. We recommend carefully making incisions in the mask, e.g. above the nose and, if necessary, on the jawline, so that the mask fits well on the face.

Relax and let it work: Let the mask work according to the instructions, usually about 15-20 minutes. This is an excellent moment to stop, relax and enjoy the moment.

Remove and pat: Remove the mask and gently massage or pat the excess treatment liquid into the skin for complete absorption.

Finish: Finally, add a face cream to complete the moisturizing and conditioning effect.

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