I’m a sheet mask whore, like literally. I buy tons of sheet masks and I use it every single night right before I hit the sack and in the morning after I take a shower.
So what’s a sheet mask and why is it good for your skin?
Sheet masks originated from South Korea and it’s made from cotton, hydrogel or even paper. It’s face-shaped with cut outs for the eyes, nose, and mouth that is soaked in concentrated serum. The essence/serum consists of ingredients such as plant extracts, minerals, and vitamins that help rehydrate, revitalize and brighten the skin.
It acts as a “barrier” that locks the ingredients so it doesn’t evaporate and the serum gets absorbed by the skin better.
How to use a sheet mask
After cleansing and applying toner on your face, put the sheet mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Chill and just wait for the magic to work.
Remove the sheet mask after the allotted amount of time and gently pat the leftover serum into your skin. Just leave it on and don’t rinse it off!
If there’s leftover serum in the sheet mask packet, you can use it to apply to your hands or neck.
What sheet mask is best for your skin?
There’s definitely a sheet mask out there for you depending on your skin type.
If you have troubled skin and prone to breakouts or acne, I would advise looking for a sheet mask that has a “calming” effect on the skin. Look for sheet masks which active ingredients are snail mucin, tea tree, and aloe.
These sheet masks are recommended for people with dry skin.
Sheet masks with lemon and rice extract help brighten the skin instantly.
Where to buy ’em
I’d usually order online from local K-beauty sellers and buy them in bulk packs ($10 to $15 a pack) because it’s cheaper that way and in some cases, they’ll include free samples and ship it for free. You can also find a wide array of sheet masks at Sephora or Amazon.
Visit a mall near you and you’ll likely find road shop brands like Innisfree, The FaceShop, and Etude House.
Sheet Mask Tips
Make sure to clean your first face and that you do your usual skin care routine before putting one on.
Store sheet masks in the fridge. After a long day, the cold mask will feel super refreshing and also help minimize pores.
Don’t leave it on for too long. Recommended time is 15-20 minutes or take it off as soon as it starts to dry out.
Use it as a primer. I use one before putting on makeup as I’ve noticed that the makeup looks better and stays on longer.
So there you have it! Do you also love sheet masks? Share it in the comments below.
Til next 🙂