DRUGSTORE FINDS – BURT’S BEES SHEET MASKS FOR ON THE GO
Traveling by plane can be fun, but when you’re on the go and 30,000 feet in the air it can take a serious toll on your face. You might as well be in the desert. No, seriously. Airplane air is drier than the space between your index finger and thumb that lotion can never seem to reach. Between the lack of humidity on the plane and the weird tiny AC vent that’s never positioned right, your skin is DRY.
What can you do?
Hydration, Hydration, HYDRATION. Not to be confused with moisturizing. When your skin is dry it lacks water. So products containing thirst quenching ingredients like glycerin and aloe can help hydrate the skin. Moisturizing helps to lock in the water. And when you’re traveling or on the go a good hydrating sheet mask will be your best friend.
Where to find?
These days, the sheet mask wave is so strong you can find a decent one in pretty much any drugstore. Not to mention they’re affordable. No need in paying more than $5 unless you’re feeling fancy *pinkies in the air*. My only gripe with sheet masks is the wait. Let’s be honest, with the 10-step K-beauty skincare routine taking over for the 99’s and the 2000’s what traveler has the time to wait an extra 20 minutes for a sheet mask to work it’s thirst quenching magic?
Burt’s Bees released their newest sheet mask line complete with three masks for just about any skin mood. I don’t know about you but my skin almost always throws a tantrum whenever I’m traveling or on the go, and never seems to act right in front of company. However I’m a firm believer in SOS signals from my skin, so I tend to listen. This might be a good time to mention my skin type which is combination/oily. So naturally my go-to sheet mask of the three has been their Detoxifying Charcoal Sheet Mask
meant to remove impurities, dirt, and grime from the surface of the skin. Wait time? Literally 2-min after cleansing and afterwards my face felt and appeared super smooth. I even noticed tighter pores. And while any bumps I previously had didn’t completely disappear, they definitely tightened up. The ingredient list is straight forward with no parabens or phthalates and contains hydrating and moisturizing ingredients like glycerin and honey extract. I was also impressed to see Sodium PCA in there which is powerfully moisturizing and great for dry skin.
Their Purifying Sheet Masksays to be great for gently cleansing and moisturizing. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the smell, but afterwards my face felt clean and I liked how it paired with the rest of my skincare routine.
The longest wait time out of the three is 5 minutes for their Hydration Sheet Mask
but in comparison to waiting 20 minutes when I’m just trying get to bed after a long day of traveling, I’ll take it. The ingredient list is classic Burt’s Bees made with 99% natural ingredients. The star ingredient is Clary Sage, an extract from plants to promote healthy hydrated skin. My only problem was the mask kept slipping and interfering with my wine drinking. Yes, wining while masking is a thing. Other than that my face felt supple and hydrated.
Whenever you’re traveling or on the go these sheet masks are perfect for when you don’t want to completely neglect your skin. Leave your fancy 20 minute masks at home the next time you hop on a plane, and grab a $3, 2 minute Burt’s Bees sheet mask from the drugstore. Again, ain’t nobody got time for that.
Written by Candace Henderson Beauty Contributor at Style Cartel & Beauty Skincare/ Food Vlogger