Hi, I’m ELLE’s senior beauty writer Ning and I’m a compulsive masker.
I’m one of those people who will slap on a sheet mask for just about any reason - to hydrate skin straight after a flight, to refresh it before a big event, if I’ve spent more time in the sun than usual, or just whenever my skin feels like it needs a little extra something.
For sure, masking requires commitment because it adds 10 to 20 minutes on top of my usual skincare routine. But that extra time spent caring for my skin also allows me to unwind and relax, so I make an effort to do it at least once a week.
I love sheet masks - essentially fabric sheets doused in a high concentration of active skincare ingredients designed to give your skin a boost of nourishment - in particular, because they’re so easy to use and you don’t have to wash off any residue.
Above, five of my most trusted brightening sheets that I can’t live without. They deliver results instantly and are gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin. They also leave my skin hydrated and don’t slip off my face even if I walk around with them on.
Take it from mask-addict me - these are good.