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The “1 Day 1 Mask” challenge is a Korean beauty trend that can help give you that glass-like skin we all crave. Popularized by Asian celebrities such as Chinese leading lady Fan Bing Bing, who reputedly uses TWO sheet masks a day, the “1 Day 1 Mask” movement aims to deeply replenish your skin by using one sheet mask every day.

Using a sheet mask every day encourages your skin to maintain a constant high level of hydration, which helps skin to heal faster, and plumps up your complexion for a translucent, lit-from-within glow. And while few of us may have the dedication to do “1 Day 1 Mask” for a whole year, this Kbeauty trend is definitely a great tool to replenish skin that is extra dehydrated or damaged, or to prepare skin for a special event where you want to look your best.

Because using a sheet mask every day can quickly add up, most people tend to use less expensive masks that are designed to be used daily. But you can also add premium masks to the mix for a special treat every few days. A two-step mask or a hydrogel mask are a couple ways to mix up your routine and give yourself a special pamper session.

Tips for “1 Day 1 Mask”

  • Use several specialized treatment masks in a row (such as brightening masks) to supercharge your results.
  • Put on hydrating toners, essences, and serums UNDER the sheet mask. The mask will help them to absorb better, making them more effective.
  • Don’t leave the mask on for longer than approximately 20 minutes. Once the mask starts to dry out, it can start sucking moisture OUT of your skin.
  • You can absolutely sheet mask in the morning to give yourself a flawless base for makeup and a plump glowing complexion throughout the day. Even a 10-minute masking session will give you noticeably more hydrated skin.
  • After removing the sheet mask, gently press or pat the remaining essence into your skin.
  • Be sure to seal in the moisture after sheet masking by using a cream or facial oil. You don’t want to lose all that hydration!


Suggested Sheet Masks for “1 Day 1 Mask”

Etude House 0.2 Therapy Masks

These inexpensive cotton sheet masks from Etude House are perfect for daily masking. Featuring an ultra-thin and clingy cotton sheet, these masks are comfortable while being saturated in hydrating essences that range in texture from watery to milky. One of our favorites is the Etude House 0.2 Therapy Ceramide Mask, which has a creamy essence and replenishes the natural lipids in your skin.

Etude House 0.2 Air Therapy Masks 

PACKage Everyday Bouncy Mask

Who doesn’t want bouncy skin everyday? The PACKage Everyday Bouncy Mask can help you to get just that, with its ultra thin and comfortable cotton sheet and clear hydrating essence. The moisture absorbs deep into skin without leaving a sticky residue, making this mask excellent for morning masking.

PACKage Everyday Bouncy Mask

Cosrx Holy Moly Snail Mask

This cult favorite packs a lot of hydrating and soothing power into a little package. The thin rayon mask is saturated in a thin watery essence that features red ginseng water and snail mucin, which are known for their soothing, anti-inflammatory, and healing benefits. In addition, this mask has a short and sweet ingredient list, minimizing the potential for irritation and sensitivity, especially when using it every day.

 COSRX Holy Moly Mask Sheet

By Wishtrend Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask

This powerful antioxidant mask is one of the favorites for the 1 Day 1 Mask challenge when you want to brighten your complexion. The thin mask sheet is very comfortable on the face and the light essence formulated with Hippophae Rhamnoides Water will supercharge your skin’s hydration level, improving your skin tone and preventing oxidation.

 by Wishtrend Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask

Blossom Jeju 2 Step Petal Mask

The Blossom Jeju 2-Step Petal Mask is one example of a more “premium” sheet mask that you can use when your skin needs a little extra care. The small Step 1 pouch contains pure camellia oil from the island of Jeju, a remarkably light and quick-absorbing oil that sinks deep into your skin to moisturize from within. After applying the oil, place the hydrating sheet mask over top. After removing, gently massage or pat the essence (mixed with oil) into your skin for an incredibly soft, plumped, and moisturized complexion.

 Blossom Jeju Petal Masks


“1 Day 1 Mask” is a fun challenge that might just give your skin the hydration it craves, while also imparting more intensive skin benefits. You might find that after a week or two of “1 Day 1 Mask”, you find a sweet spot of masking once every other day, or you take a break from masking every few days or so. Or, your skin might love “1 Day 1 Mask” so much you continue doing it for the rest of the year!