The ultimate guide to sheet masks

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Sheet masks have become one of the most popular products in the skin care industry. They are praised for their superior ability to hydrate and transform the appearance of skin after just one treatment. Everyone can now achieve beautiful, flawless skin by including sheet masks in their regular skin care routine. To help you achieve the complexion of your dreams, here is the ultimate guide to sheet masks.

What are sheet masks?
Original sheet masks are made from cotton and face-shaped with convenient cut-outs for your mouth, nose and eyes. The cotton masks are drenched in nourishing serums and designed to stick to your face like a second skin, allowing your face to absorb all of the skin-nourishing ingredients and hydrating serums. There are also now a number of new and improved sheet masks on the market, for example hydrogel sheet masks. These face masks are made from hydrogel instead of cotton. This unique formula locks in far more moisture and offers superior adhesive properties to provide more effective, longer-lasting results.

What are the benefits of sheet masks?
Sheet masks offer a number of amazing benefits over traditional face masks. This includes:

Extra hydration
Traditional face mask formulas are known for being extremely drying on the skin. Whereas sheet masks are packed full of moisturising ingredients and powerful nutrient-rich serums designed to hydrate and smooth your skin. Using a regular sheet mask is one of the most effective ways to keep your skin hydrated and supple. Click here for some extra tips on keeping skin hydrated.

Anti-aging
Sheet masks are full of high-quality serums designed to treat different skin issues. There are a number of sheet masks available to fight the visible signs of aging and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The extra boost in hydration also effectively plump and smoothes the skin, revealing a brighter more youthful complexion.

Easy to use
One of the main benefits of sheet masks is that they are super easy and convenient to use. Sheet masks typically come in individually sealed packets and the face mask application is quick, simple and mess-free. You don’t need to worry about planning a complicated, time-consuming masking treatment, or cleaning up after. Sheet masks make it possible for everyone to achieve beautiful, glowing skin at home. They are also the ideal beauty accessory when traveling abroad, or on long flights.

Targeted treatment
The nourishing serums found in sheet masks can be tailored to treat a huge range of different skin issues. These serums contain potent active ingredients that offer targeted treatment to effectively improve the appearance of your skin. It is possible to treat acne, fight the signs of aging, and achieve a radiant glowing complexion by using different sheet masks.

How do I use a sheet mask?
Using sheet masks and including them in your skin care routine could not be easier.

Here is a useful guide on how to use sheet masks the right way:
Step 1: Start by cleaning your face to move any traces of makeup and dirt, then pat your face try with a clean towel. Remember to also wash your hands before applying a face mask.
Step 2: Remove the sheet mask from its packet and carefully stick it to your face ensuring the cut-outs match your nose, mouth, and eyes. Then, gently smooth the sheet mask with your fingers to remove any air pockets or ripples.
Step 3: Relax and let the sheet mask work its magic for 20 minutes, or however long it advises on the packet.
Step 4: Remove the sheet mask and tap any remaining serum into your face. You can then dissolve the sheet mask in warm water to create a nourishing essence for your hands or feet.

Tips for achieving the best results
Here are some useful tips to make sure you achieve the best results from your sheet mask application:

Prepare you skin beforehand
It is extremely important that you prepare your skin for face mask application by thoroughly cleansing your face to remove any makeup, dirt, or bacteria. A sheet mask will be far less effective if layered on top of unclean skin, as the nourishing serums will not be able to be absorbed as well.

Remove at the recommended time
Never leave a sheet mask on for longer than the recommended time. Doing this may cause the sheet mask to dry up and start to draw all of the moisture and nourishment back out of your face. Make sure you read the instructions carefully so you know when to remove the face mask, then set an alarm so you don’t forget.
Do not wash your face after treatment

Remember that you shouldn’t wash your face after a sheet mask treatment as this will remove the mask’s nourishing serums. Your skin should absorb all of these beautifying ingredients, so don’t waste all that goodness by wiping the residue off your skin or washing your face after removing a sheet mask.

Stick to a skin care routine
Sheet masks are incredible products that can work wonders on your skin, but it’s important to use them alongside your regular skin care routine for the best results. Make sure you apply your favourite moisturiser after a sheet mask treatment, to help lock in all the skin-nourishing serums. You should also gently exfoliate your skin 1-2 times per week to remove any dead skin cells. This will allow the ingredients from the sheet mask to be absorbed by your skin more effectively for the best results.

How often should I use a sheet mask?
Most traditional face masks should only be applied once a week as they can be harsh on the skin and cause dryness and sensitivity. However, a sheet mask is designed to hydrate and nourish the skin and can be used everyday without causing any harm. Make sure you check the condition of your skin and use a face mask as often as necessary to achieve healthy, beautiful skin. We recommend using a sheet mask 1-2 times per week to maintain the best results, although you can of course use them more regularly if you wish.