#MondayMotivation: Face masks are the trendy beauty balaclavas we've been proudly showing off on Instagram all 2018
And by sheet I mean a sheet mask - one of the most loved beauty essentials right now.
Thanks to the digital age encouraging a new phenomenon of putting 'behind the scenes' content in front of the camera, it became cool to post our makeunders and "before" pictures for our followers to see.
As a result of this, 2017 gave us crisp white robes and white towel IG versions of this and 2018 blessed us with sheet/clay mask selfies taken in bathrooms, bedrooms and flights.
Sheet masks, foil masks, clay masks, glitter masks and traditional cream masks have all been the beauty secrets that ensured that we don't feel the need to wear other masks outside of the house.
Of course, when posted on social media, these beauty balaclavas are sometimes accessorised well to tastefully fit the IG aesthetic.
The mask trend became so prominent that glitter masks even placed number 25 on Harper's Bazaar's 35 Craziest Beauty Trends of 2018 list.
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Heralded as a skin hydrating miracle, it's no wonder jet-setters are fans of sheet masks, as flying often has a dehydrating effect on skin.
According to Allure, masking every day is also a good idea, provided your skin is not acne prone. Besides hydration, other benefits include moisture, brightness, irritation-free skin and even a radiant glow depending on what type of mask you go for.
So with just two weeks left of this year, a pamper day or evening involving some mask therapy for your skin might be just what the dermatologist ordered to clear the tumultuous year's stress away.
Time to reap your own beauty rewards. This is what we recommend:
Skin Republic Youthfoil, R70 on Takealot
BUBBLESHEET Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask, R125 at Woolworths
Nuxe Clarifying Cream Mask 50ml, R225 on Takealot
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