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What should you know about facial sheet masks?

Facial sheet masks are having something of a moment in the beauty industry; in fact, they are this year’s contouring. They are in every magazine and newspaper beauty column, with celebs, bloggers and everyone else sharing pictures of themselves in these strange-looking masks on Instagram and Snapchat. What is so good about them and what should you know before you try them out for yourself?

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Facial sheet masks originated in Asia, like so many other big beauty trends of the past few years. They are basically ultra-thin cotton sheet masks that have been soaked in a special formula that aims to address any number of skin concerns. You simply pop them on your face, wait for the recommended length of time, and then remove. As Marie Claire points out (http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/beauty/skincare/best-sheet-mask-241953), they are also great for holidays, as they are super lightweight and take up practically no …