Sheet masks add a little bit of luxury and hydration to your skincare routine - here’s a guide to precisely what they are and the best way to use them.
What Are Sheet Masks?
A sheet mask consists of a super-thin sheet of cotton (usually) that’s completely soaked in essence. The best sheet masks are packed with skin-nurturing ingredients - almost all of them have hyaluronic acid and other active ingredients to tailor each mask to a specific concern.
The great thing about sheet masks is that there’s one for every skin type - finding the best sheet masks for your skin is a breeze.
How to Use a Sheet Mask
There’s nothing more relaxing than using a facial mask after a long day - so here’s how to use one. They’re best used in your routine after toner, or essence if you use one. Here’s a pro tip: applying the mask to a damp face enhances absorption of moisture into the skin, boosting the hydrating power of your sheet masks! Australia’s dry weather is no match for a good hydrating mask's moisture boost when used correctly.
Apply and leave the mask on for about 15-20 minutes. Unlike clay masks, you don’t want to wait for them to dry on the skin. The best face mask (sheet masks) will have so much liquid that they’ll hardly dry out, anyway.
After twenty minutes, take off your mask. Pat any remaining essence into your skin and you’re ready for the next step in your skincare routine.
In the summertime, a sheet mask is super refreshing - especially when you pop them in the fridge for about 10 minutes before using. It’ll have a 2-in-1 effect of reducing redness from heat and bringing moisture back into your skin.