Sheet Mask Tips!
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today I will be sharing tips on using sheet masks as well as discussing what kind of sheet masks work for what kind of skin concern. I discovered sheet masks back in 2012 via Korean dramas and I was intrigued. They look super weird and Silence of the Lamb-y........
.......but they are serum packed and great for the skin!
There are literally hundreds of different types of sheet masks out there in the market. Many sheet masks are fruit and flower derived, but there are gold foil masks, collagen masks, and so many more. Most of the major Asian skincare companies such as Shiseido, SK-II, and Amore Pacific include sheet masks for purchase as part of their product lines. I purchase sheet masks online via Sephora, or sometimes I will pick them up in Korean grocery stores or even Kohls/TJ Maxx/Marshalls. My favorite brand is Tony Moly, but there are many great brands out there.
Here are the masks you should use for your specific skin concerns:
1. Bloated Face/Skin Irritation: Cucumber Masks
Cucumber masks are my favorite when my face feels bloated. Cucumbers help reduce swelling and really helps your face shed water retention. Whenever I need to get ready to go out I use this mask and afterwards it is easier to apply contour :) They also help reduce stinging or irritation.
- Depuffs Face
- Helps Calm Skin
- Cools Face
- Reduces any stinging or irritation
2. Acne or Oiliness: Green Tea Masks and Aloe Masks
Both green tea and aloe vera help to remove redness caused by acne. Green tea also help in oiliness in the skin due to the tannins it contains. It really helps to mattify the face and is great to use in the summer after you've been out in the sun for a while.
- Helps reduce redness from face
- Calms acne
- Controls oiliness
- Creates a more matte appearence
- Reduces inflammation
3. Dull Skin: Pomegranate Masks and Rice Water Masks
I absolutely love the Tony Moly I'm Real Rice Mask Sheet Mask to bring a glow to the skin. I've heard in Korea that sometimes people use the water from after rice has been soaked into it because it helps bring a glow to the skin. I recently just tried a pomegranate face mask as well and was surprised to find a nice glow after wearing it! Pomegranate has vitamin C, which is great for skin and bringing out a glow!
- Helps skin appear brighter
- Smooths out texture of skin
- Helps lift dark spots
4. Dry Skin: Rose Masks and Honey Masks
Honey Masks are excellent for extremely dry skin. The honey really helps moisture stick to the skin to soothe rough skin. Rose masks are also good for dry skin as well since it is delicate enough for sensitive skin. Roses have natural oils that help hydrate dry skin.
- Help to treat extremely dry and rough skin
- Delicate enough to use with sensitive skin
- Produce natural oils
Lastly a few tips on how to use sheet masks:
- Cool the mask in the fridge for about ten minutes before applying to face
- Wash face and prep by applying toner
- Smooth out any air bubbles when applying the mask
- Relax while you have the mask on: try to lay down and not talk or laugh
- Remove the mask after 20-25 minutes and apply it to your neck for a little bit
- Rub in any remaining serum and wait to absorb into skin
- Make sure to apply a moisturizer and eye cream after
- Use a mask at least once a week
Hope everyone has fun masking!