Sheet masks are very popular these days but do you find yourself confused about the formulations or just the concept in general? then you've come to the right place because I will be sharing my beginner's guide to all things Korean style sheet masks, so sit back, grab a cuppa and let's talk about all things skincare!
What is a sheet mask?
Sheet masks are face-shaped sheets that are made out of fabric and are soaked in a serum. The serum contains all the good stuff and vitamins that your skin will soak up and benefit from. These sheet masks are different from facial masks because you do not need to apply it everywhere, you simply just remove the mask from the sachet, place it onto your face and pat in the extra serum after removing the mask. Sheet masks are generally one use and are individually packaged, making it fast,convenient and easy to use.
How do you use a sheet mask?
It really is so simple. Apply it onto a clean face, leave on for 20-30 minutes, take it off and massage the leftover serum onto the face, no need to wash it off!
Where did the sheet mask originate from?
Sheet masks originates from South Korea. Today, sheet masks are widely popular and are used alot in Asia as a whole. Sheet masks are recently changing the beauty industry and are gaining popularity in the western world too.
Benefits of using a sheet mask
Sheet masks bring fast effects in regards to enhancing the skin. The serum contains various vitamins and minerals and would not dry out the skin compared to a usual clay face mask. They're an inexpensive way to brighten, tone, hydrate and soften the skin and the results are instant. With continuous usage, you will definitely see the difference.
My top tips when it comes to using a sheet mask
You do not need a specific time to use sheet masks, use it whenever you want to and the fact that they're disposable and that you do not need to wash your face after, definitely makes it my new go-to pamper essential.
Do not use any products prior to applying the mask, just normal,dry skin is the perfect base for the mask to go onto.
Time yourself, set yourself only 20 minutes for the mask to do it's thing. I never exceed the time because the mask could dry out so you would want to make sure you get all of the benefits from the mask.
Do apply the leftover serum. Either what is left on the skin or from the sachet. It all contains skin loving ingredients so make the most of it, your skin will thank you!
Do you have a favourite sheet mask? Also I hope this has helped so now you can become a pro at sheet masking and enjoy these masks as much as I do.