How to Make Your Sheet Masks More Effective
What’s one thing we all have and can never have too much of? Sheet masks! These gooey and burglar-looking masks are great pick-me-ups for your well-being and skin. Had a long day at work? Throw on a sheet mask. Skin feeling dry because of the hot weather? Reach out for that sheet mask. Friday nights with scented candles and me-time? It’s never complete without a good o’ sheet mask! Whether you use one daily or weekly, here’s some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your sheet masks.
Pop ‘em in the fridge
You probably have sheet masks stacked in your drawer somewhere but why don’t you store some in the refrigerator? Aside from being a mini luxury experience, chilled face masks are great for calming inflamed skin and cooling down sun-exposed skin.
Start with a clean face
This might be a “duh” thing but whether you have make-up on or not, you should always wash and cleanse your face before masking. Applying a mask to dirty skin is an absolute no-no and might even worsen the condition of your skin.
Make sure it fits
Sheet masks come in a variety of textures and sizes and they’re usually too big for your face. After aligning the mask to your eyes and nose, sometimes the rest of the sheet fits awkwardly on the face. One way to overcome this is to cut the mask so that it will fit perfectly (or almost perfect at least). Click here to find out how and where to create slits in your masks for a better fit.
Use up all the extra essence in the packet
Once your masking time is up, which depends on the time recommended on the back of the packaging, pour out the extra essence from the packet and massage it into your face, neck and other parts of your body. You can also scrunch up your used sheet mask and rub it onto your elbow and knees to keep them hydrated and smooth the next day.
Don’t wash your face after masking
Last but not least, do not make the mistake of washing your face after masking. You should massage the essence into your skin so as to soak up all the goodness of the mask maximise its benefits.
Some Mask Favourites
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Unlike many masks out there, this mask has a unique ingredient – Banana. The banana extract helps to nourish and revive the skin while the royal jelly extract soothes and hydrates. If you have dry skin, this is the sheet mask for you.
If you want to wake up with glowing skin the next day, you can try Mamonde’s Hibiscus Deep Moisturising Essence Mask. Hibiscus is known for its anti-aging and antioxidant properties. The citric acid in Hibiscus improves cell turnover which is great for dealing with hyperpigmentation.
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This mask is packed with collagen to help you achieve firm and glowing skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid which slows down aging by hydrating fine lines and wrinkles around the face. As a humectant, hyaluronic acid also draws moisture from the air, keeping your skin plump and moisturised till the next day.
Hopefully you learned a thing or two about sheet masks and reap the most benefits the next time you use one yourself. Comment down below if you have any questions or additional tips you would like to share with us.