For all the wonderfully weird, brilliant, and effective products and trends the Asian beauty market has thrown at us lately, my one complaint is that it sometimes feels overwhelming—I barely had time to memorize the 12 steps of Korean skincare before swiftly moving on to the new and the next. (Just kidding! I still don't have the routine down.) It's for this reason that one of my very favorite resources is Reddit's Asian Beauty board, a wonderful destination for tips, reviews, and insider secrets. These beauty junkies know what they're talking about—and my latest evidence of this came in the form of a gloriously cheap product recommendation that changed my life forever. (Not to be dramatic or anything.) Read on to find out what it is.
It's simple. Start by picking your favorite skincare product—serums, toners, and leave-on treatments work best. I went with Suhlwasoo's Ginseng Fortifying Serum ($150), which should be advertised as the elixir of poreless skin.
Add just a few pumps of your product of choice to the sheets, so they're saturated but not sopping. This is key for ensuring that the sheets stick to your face rather than sliding right off, which, by the way, is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to sheet masks.
Stick 'em on, et voilà! You just created your own customized mask for mere pocket change. While you let it absorb on your face for a few minutes, do yourself a favor and head over to /r/AsianBeauty. And also, tell us: Do you DIY any of your skincare?