Happy Sheet Mask Saturday! This is one of my favorite weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) rituals for glowing skin. If you haven’t tried a sheet mask yet, no worries! It’s one of the newer skin care fads to emerge but one that is extremely effective.
My first sheet mask experience was over a year ago. After a road trip through the American Southwest, my skin was extremely dry and irritated. This was around the same time that Sephora began to carry Korean skin care products which are famous for their ultra-hydrating ingredients. After researching various Korean masks, I picked up a Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration sheet. After just one use, I was hooked. My previously chapped skin was reinvigorated and comfortable! Goodbye flaky patches, hello glow!
So how do you properly incorporate a sheet mask into your routine? Like any other mask, you want to first cleanse your face and pat dry. Then remove the soaked (usually cotton) sheet from its package and gently position it onto your face. There will be holes for your eyes and mouth to help guide you. Leave the sheet on for about 10 to 20 minutes for maximum absorption of the liquid essence. I usually remove the mask when it starts to feel dry. But don’t throw the cotton sheet away yet! To avoid wasting any product, I like to gently squeeze any excess essence out of the cotton sheet and pat it onto my face and down my neck. I’ll even apply some to my elbows and knees if they’re feeling dry. Once your skin has absorbed the product, apply your serum and moisturizer to lock in all of that goodness!
Fortunately, there are many sheet masks on the market to cater to your individual skin care needs. With my sensitive, combo-dry skin, I have always gravitated towards moisturizing or soothing sheet masks but there are also ones to control oil & breakouts, help to minimize wrinkles, or brighten dark spots.
Some of my favorites include:
- Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration
- belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask
- SNP Animal Dragon Soothing Mask Sheet
- Leaders AC Clear Treatment Mask
- Cremorlab Herb Tea Pure Calming Mask
Do you have a favorite sheet mask? Let me know in the comments below 🙂