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Fight cold weather skin problems with sheet masks

Written by Kim Eonni

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Posted on December 13 2020

It’s getting chilly outside! Although we do love warm hot chocolate and chic fall and winter fashion, the colder seasons are tough on your skin. As the leaves turn colors and snow falls gently to the ground, skin gets dry and sensitive. Dermatologists emphasize that we need to give our skin increased attention during these times because of all of the added stressors. From low humidity and harsh winds to continued UV damage and drying heating systems, our faces are constantly battling cruel environmental conditions. So, how do we keep our skin beautiful and glowing?

It’s time to turn to the wonder of Korean sheet masks. A cult-favorite that dermatologists and K-pop stars swear by, sheet masks are nourishing, healing, and anti-aging. They are designed to hug every curve and crevice of your gorgeous face to deliver the active ingredients, moisture, and nutrients that your skin craves straight to every single pore. The secret is in the ingredients. The serum each sheet mask contains is full of all sorts of beneficial contents that target many different issues and help your skin in many different ways. These four sheet masks use 4 key ingredients with unique properties that specifically address the problems our skin faces during colder weather.

 

In winter the skin is notably dry and sensitive. We need to pay more attention to it. Fight cold weather skin problems with sheet masks. 

 

Avocado

Avocado

Filled with yummy beta carotene, proteins, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins, Avocados are filled to the brim with nourishing active ingredients. The essential antioxidants and vitamins give your dulled skin brightness and replenishes it with all of the nutrients that it craves. The biggest benefit of avocado for skin is its good, fatty acids. Known for having healthy lipids in the nutrition world, it’s time for this delicious superfood to leave your morning toast to make a cameo in your skincare regime. Avocados also have an incredible amount of vitamins C, D, and E, which are vital for healthy, radiant skin. They reduce flaky skin, keep your skin supple, prevent aging and wrinkles, and protects against oxidative damage caused by environmental factors. Avacado’s antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, also protect your skin against free radicals. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial lauric acid also makes it a wonderful treatment for acne and soothes irritations. Research has also found that some compounds found in avocados protect your skin from sun damage.

A superfood that supplies the skin with nutrients and, thanks to unsaturated fatty acids, also makes it supple. It protects the skin without clogging the pores and stimulates the formation of new cells.

 

Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask Manuka Honey

What is the difference between Manuka Honey and other kinds? This specific honey is sourced solely from Manuka plants native to New Zealand and South-East Australia. Not only is it packed with antioxidants, but it’s also high in amino acids, magnesium, and Vitamins A, B, E, and C. It’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and was used throughout history as a topical medicine to remedy skin wounds, burns, lesions, and infections. Especially in winter when the skin is cracked due to the dry conditions, this honey heals and soothes. Its natural healing properties are so effective, it’s even used to treat skin conditions like eczema. By balancing the pH level and sloughing away dead cells, Manuka honey fights unsightly acne breakouts, quickens the growth and renewal process of cells, while also keeping your skin healthy and clean. Just as useful as it is sweet, Manuka honey has become an innovative ingredient that the skincare community has embraced!

This special honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to get rid of dead cells and helps against acne and flaky skin. It nourishes dry skin.

 

Hyaluronic acid

Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask Hyaluronic acid

These days, everyone is raving about Hyaluronic Acid. This ingredient is completely natural! In fact, it actually occurs naturally in the body. Its chemical properties allow it to attract and retain moisture which keeps your skin hydrated, plump, and youthful. As you apply, it penetrates into the deep layers of your skin and binds water molecules to the cells, quenching that cold-weather thirst. Often, less beneficial skincare products target only the outermost layer. Although these products may seem like it’s working, true healthy and beautiful skin can only result from thorough, deep moisture and care that this acid provides. Hyaluronic acid also strengthens your skin’s natural lipid barrier to actively combat toxins. This increases its resilience to work against pollutants and environmental attacks. Fine lines and wrinkles also have nothing against this product. Its nourishing and hydrating properties encourage smooth, supple, and young-looking skin. This product can even be used as a preventative measure for future signs of aging.

Everyone is talking about hyaluronic acid. This ingredient is completely natural! In fact, it occurs naturally in our body. The nourishing and moisturizing properties promote a smoother and more supple complexion.

 

Shea butter

Shea Butter Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Shea Butter

Shea Butter is carefully extracted from shea tree nuts and used in skincare because of its high concentration of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins vital to soft, silky skin. Its noncomedogenic qualities mean it won’t clog your pores or weigh your skin down! This creamy butter is also anti-inflammatory and healing and is used to condition and tone your pores to calm any redness, swelling, or acne. Shea butter is also highly emollient and seals moisture deep into the skin. It also works to fade scarring and discoloration and work against sun damage. It neutralizes damage to the skin from free radicals which reverses aging and wrinkles for a brightened, youthful complexion.

Thanks to the high concentration of fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, it helps to make the skin soft and supple. It neither clogs the pores nor stresses the skin. The skin is cared for and supplied with nutrients.

 

Chilly days are the perfect opportunities to get some self-care in and unwind from our stressful lives. Curl up on the couch with some relaxing tea and snacks, watch your favorite TV show, and put on one of our beneficial face masks. Sit back, relax, and let these incredible ingredients keep your skin clear, supple, and absolutely gorgeous.

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