Best Face Sheet Masks for Your Skin
| Yong Li
What is a sheet mask?
A sheet mask is a piece of fabric made from cotton, hydrogel, or bio-cellulose in the shape of a face that has been soaked in a concentrated nutrient-rich serum to encourage healthy, supple-looking skin.
The purpose of a sheet mask is to nourish the skin, not exfoliate or cleanse. Sheet face masks differ from the paste-type of facial masks in that you only need to apply the sheet, let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and peel off, instead of washing off the paste — it’s that easy!
What are the benefits of using a sheet mask?
Face sheet masks offer skin a hefty dose of skin-benefiting ingredients such as collagen, peptides, retinyl palmitate, and antioxidants for anti-aging support; hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and aloe barbadensis for a hydration boost; and alpha arbutin, vitamin c, and plant root extracts for a brightened appearance.
The concentrated serum does not dry out the skin like paste-type face masks can. In fact, the sheet itself prevents quick evaporation of the serum and provides gentle pressure that enables the nutrients to be pushed deeper into the skin, thereby outperforming a typical serum application and leaving your skin with a well-hydrated, radiant look and feel!
Face sheet masks are individually packaged, so they're quick, easy, and convenient.
How do I apply a sheet mask?
Apply the sheet mask onto a freshly cleansed face, leave for 15-30 minutes, and peel it off. The sheets are typically one-size-fits-all; however, every face is not the same size or shape, so it is best to start from your forehead and pat it softly as you come down to your face while lining up the holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth.
While it may be tempting to leave the mask on until it fully dries up, you don’t want to do that as it will begin pulling moisture back out of your skin. You want your skin and sheet mask to still be slightly moist upon removal. After removing the mask, don’t rinse your face — simply pat in the extra serum, squeeze the rest of the serum out of the packet and massage it onto other areas like your neck, chest, and hands. Then, proceed with your skin care routine (e.g. facial oils, moisturizers, etc.), if desired.
How often should I use a sheet mask?
Sheet masks are typically used one to three times per week, but you can use them as often as you’d like, even daily. Technically speaking, you can multi-tasking while wearing a sheet mask— pop one on while you’re folding laundry, vacuuming, reading, or watching TV—however, they don't always stay in place when in an upright position, so we we recommend taking advantage of your sheet mask session as a self-care time to lay back and relax with music, breathing exercises, or meditation.
Who can use sheet masks?
Anyone and everyone! If you have skin, you can use sheet masks. From deeply moisturizing to brightening, there’s a type of sheet mask for every skin type and concern.
What is the best sheet mask for my skin?
Here are the three most common types of sheet masks:
> Hydrating Sheet Masks
Hydrating sheet masks will drench your skin in intense moisture, resulting in a firmer, more plump, rejuvenated appearance. If your skin feels dehydrated, dry, or less supple, or if you have been traveling on a plane, spent a lot of time in the sun or wind, or notice more crepey skin, go for a hydrating sheet mask which supplies relief and give relief to your overworked skin.
Hydrating ingredients may include: hyaluronic acid, ceramides, aloe barbadensis
> Brightening Sheet Masks
With age, our skin can naturally lose its youthful glow and begin to look more dull. A brightening sheet mask can help brighten your skin tone, enhancing your the appearance of your skin to a more vibrant and radiant state. Use brightening sheet masks on a regular basis to help maintain your skin's tone and luster.
- Brightening ingredients may include: alpha arbutin, vitamin c, plant root extracts
> Anti-Aging Sheet Masks
Using a sheet mask with anti-aging properties such as collagen and peptides will help to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and support skin's firmness for more lustrous, youthful looking skin.
- Anti-aging ingredients may include: collagen, peptides, retinyl palmitate, antioxidants
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