Whether you’re heading to Barbados for a beach wedding or Tanzania for a safari, traveling can be a real pain in the butt.
And we’re not only talking about the almost guaranteed delays or stiff seats that just don’t recline no matter how hard you channel your inner Hulk. There’s also the annoying TSA checks and recirculated cabin air that leaves even the most seasoned travelers looking a bit lackluster.
So, when in-flight masking became a completely acceptable practice, we were elated to have one less thing to rant about on social media, not to mention super-hydrated, radiant skin when we reached our destination.
And the best part?
Over 90% of hydrating face masks are TSA carry-on approved and go onto your skin in a thick, invisible layer that delivers nothing short of world-book-of-record results at 35,000 feet.
Therefore, next time you take a flight to your favorite tropical island or even for lunch in Paris (because why not?), bring these hydrating sheet masks with you for a completely rejuvenating under-the-radar spa sesh.
If you haven’t joined the legions of Dr. Jart fans yet, it’s time. Its Dermask Intra Jet solution contains a thermos-sensitive gel activated by body heat to deeply penetrate the skin.
It also features biopeptides, which might help maintain healthy, seemingly anti-aging skin by stimulating collagen production. The tea tree oil and niacinamide components help you bid skin concerns like hyperpigmentation adieu.
Bonus Tip: Keep the mask on for 15 to 30 minutes and massage the extra serum from the packet into your face, neck, and hands for all-round hydration.
Looking to hide that hangover? This Tatcha sheet mask is your best bet.
Inspired by traditional Japanese skincare practices, this microfiber sheet mask uses lightweight rice germ oil (loaded with essential fatty acids and vitamin E) and botanical oils to help nourish the skin – leaving it toned, smoother, and dewy.
It’s also enriched with anti-aging elements like red algae and green tea to help battle free radical damage and blast fine lines plus wrinkles.
Give clogged skin a much-deserved detox with Garnier’s super-purifying charcoal mask. Formulated with charcoal and algae extract, the non-greasy sheet mask draws out impurities for a deeply cleansed feel.
The result? A fresher and sexier complexion that has a healthy, natural glow.
The best old-school remedy for reducing the chances of blackheads and whiteheads ASAP? Tomatoes. Yap! That backyard garden veggie can give your skin some serious TLC.
It contains salicylic acid, lycopene, and carotenoids that help fight breakouts, protect skin from UV damage, prevent collagen deterioration, and regulate sebum production.
If you have ultra-dry skin or live in a hot climate area, your face will love this super-moisturizing pick from Neutrogena.
The hydrogel mask is packed with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and snow mushroom, which leave you with dewy baby skin – the kind you’re tempted to stroke all day.
No, we don’t think you understand – these sheet masks are the real deal!
Yes, they’re a tad bit pricey, but they’re drenched in COSRX’s fan-favorite Snail Mucin Power Essence, which gives your skin a significant boost of hydration.
Plus, all you need is 15 minutes (for a million selfies, of course), and the formula will leave your skin glowier, plumper, and smoother than ever.
Uncover I Am Cool Aloe Vera Sheet Masks (3pcs), $7
If you haven’t joined the skin-plumping bandwagon yet, this is the time to start. Slap on this skin-healing sheet mask for 20 minutes, and the aloe vera extract will soothe and hydrate stressed skin and leave you with a healthy, fresher-looking glow.
Oh, and did we mention they’re an absolute steal? If you’re not an Uncover member yet, what are you waiting for?
Pro Tip: Be sure to massage the leftover product on your neck, arms, and back to reap the hydrating benefits all over, then seal it in with an occlusive product.
And while you can’t get rid of oily skin from the outside (sorry for the disappointing news), some products can help minimize the shine. Enter this sheet mask from Rael Beauty.
Loaded with a major dose of tea tree leaf extract, the mask helps curb acne-triggering bacteria and keeps oil at bay by managing sebum production. And don’t worry about it drying your face out – it comes with soothing cica extract and healing chamomile to make your skin barrier extra happy.