Sheet masks have become a popular beauty care tool in recent years. They are generally affordable, easy to use and come with all the good essences and serums to drench your skin with. Using facial masks is a fun and relaxing way to improve your skin.
While there are many different types of masks, sheet masks are becoming popular because of their easy application. These masks come as a folded face-shaped fabric sheet with eye, nose, and mouth cut-outs that’s soaked in a nutrition-packed liquid called serum, or “essence.” The sheet acts as a barrier and locks in this essence so that the mask has maximum effectiveness.
However, if you don’t know how to use it, it can negatively impact the results of the sheet mask on your skin. There are some common mistakes new users make. Here are the best ways to use sheet masks for maximum results:
- Start with Freshly Cleaned Skin
Before applying the best sheet masks, your face must be thoroughly cleansed, no makeup, no SPF, no moisturizer underneath; You should always start with a freshly clean face to make sure your skin is getting the most out of all the vitamins, amino acids and minerals in this product.
Excess dirt and makeup trapped under the mask can negatively impact your skin.
- Read and view the instructions
Following the package instructions, unmasking and applying seems simple enough. While this may seem like an obvious process, it is important to follow the directions on the package to make sure you are caring for your skin appropriately and maximizing results. Not all sheet masks are the same, therefore some may require different steps.
- Apply a moisturizer before wearing the mask
Cleansing and toning is very important before putting on a mask, and finish your routine with a moisturizer. Save the moisturizer after you remove the mask for excellent results.
- Remove the shield from your mask
Some sheet masks have a protective coating to prevent them from sticking together when folded in the package. Not removing the coating will prevent you from getting the best results, as it will prevent the mask from sticking more to your face shape.
- Keep the mask on your face while using it
It takes extra time to make sure the mask is properly attached to your face for best results. I suggest “to gently place [it] on the face that fits all the pieces onto your nose and mouth. Then spread the entire mask over your skin. The more the mask sticks to the skin and mixes with the skin, the more essence in the sheet the mask will get absorbed into the skin, so make sure to try to keep it as close to the skin as possible. ”A good analogy is to treat your sheet mask like adding another layer of skin – keep it as smooth as possible.
- Wear a mask too long
Leaving your sheet mask on for a longer time will not improve the results on your skin. “If the sheet mask dries out too much, reverse osmosis can occur and moisture can be sucked back from the skin into the dry mask. Make sure to take off the mask while it’s still moist with the essence”.
- Wash your face after applying the sheet mask
There’s a reason your sheet mask leaves essence on your skin after removing it. Sheet masks continue to benefit your skin after you remove them, so don’t wash your face immediately afterward. Take advantage of the remaining moisturizer and let it soak into your skin for the best results. However, if it makes your skin feel tacky, I suggest changing the mask.
- Throw away the rest of your skin care routine
Unfortunately, sheet masks won’t get you on the fast track to stunning skin after one session. It is always important to follow up the sheet mask with a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and help the essence to continue to benefit your skin, although it is not always necessary to use a moisturizer afterwards, the moisturizer will seal in all the moisture and good ingredients (from sheet masks), and prevent it from evaporating.