It doesn’t really matter whether you are a beauty and skin care freak or not; I am sure if you live in the world of Instagram, you have seen these sheet masks while scrolling down the infinite Instagram feed. Haven’t you???
You might know the basic about these sheet masks, let me share some of the tips and tricks to follow while using one. I am sure you will find it useful for your next pampering session with the sheet masks.
What is a sheet mask?
It’s a serum infused paper mask.
Why sheet mask???
Primary purpose of using a sheet mask is to add hydration to your skin.
Sheet mask or a moisturiser???
A good moisturiser adds moisture to your skin (which you all know). But sheet mask on the other hand has serum in it. Which in comparison with moisturiser, easily gets absorbed by skin. Thus, adding maximum moisture your skin needs.
Packing of sheet mask
Sheet mask comes in a pouch packing. A sheet mask which is dipped in serum.
Ideally, it’s the M in the CTM where you moisturise. So, it’s always preferred to cleanse your face thoroughly and then use sheet mask. I personally skip toner.
Never use the sheet mask while the makeup is on or there is dirt on your face. Because adding moisture on makeup or dirt is going to clog pores which will end up in breakouts.
How to use a sheet mask?
Unfold the sheet mask and place it on your face. It ha these gaps for your eyes, mouth and nostrils.
For how long should I keep the sheet mask on?
Sheet mask should not be used more than 15 minutes. Reason being, 15 minutes is good enough for your skin to absorb the serum. If the sheet mask left more than that, the drying/ dried sheet masks can start absorbing moisture from your skin. So, doing no good to your skin.
How to make use of the excess serum in the pouch?
I love layering the serum on my face once I am done using the sheet mask. I also apply serum on my hands and feet sometimes. Ultimately, it’s a serum which adds moisture. Our hands and feet also need moisture, right?
Should I wash my face after using a sheet mask?
A big no. Because if you do so, it’s absolutely a waste of time and of course the money spent on masking. The serum which is absorbed by the skin should be left to see it’s magic. If we wash face, the serum will be gone, skin won’tbe benefited much.
Should I use moisturiser post sheet masking?
Umm it depends on your skin type. If you really feel the necessity for more moisture, you can. But usually serum in the sheet mask is quite heavy and most of us might not feel the need for moisture.
Should I use the sheet mask daily?
Even if you have dry skin, I don’t really suggest you use sheet mask every day. Because sheet mask is a huge source of moisture. Everything should be in moderation. So, I don’t personally prefer to add so much moisture every day to my skin.
How frequently should I use sheet mask?
If you have dry skin, 3 times a week should be good enough. If you have normal to oily skin, twice should be ok.
How long the results going to last?
Honestly, a day or max two.
If you have oily, choose the sheet mask wisely. As your skin is already oily, you don’t need more moisture. Sheet masks like shea butter, avocado is something which you better avoid.
If your skin is prone to acne, sheet masks which is meant for skin type like green tea should be helpful. They add moisture also takes care of skin.
If you want to make your own sheet mask, check this out. Where I have mentioned how to make one at home.
I hope you find the post useful. Have any more query or tip??? Feel free to comment below.