Face sheet masks are happening beauty products! Thinking of jumping on the sheet mask bandwagon? Just so you’re sure it’s not all hype, here’s the low-down on these convenient and easy beauty treatments.
What are face sheet masks?
Since they were introduced in the market, everyone wondered if these flimsy-looking paper-thin masks benefit the face. Sheet masks are originally from South Korea and quickly spread to other south-east Asian countries. These masks sold like hotcakes in the U.S. where sales went up to by 60%, especially after Hollywood celebrities started posting selfies with the masks on social media.
But on a more serious note, sheet masks are a wonderful way to get a quick beauty fix for dull and dehydrated skin. These skincare products are excellent for giving the face an instant hit of hydration or rejuvenation. And which woman doesn’t need that before an important event? Face sheet masks are made of fabric or gel, which have cutouts for the eyes, ears and mouth. The sheets are doused in nutrient-enriched serum that penetrates into your skin while you lie back and take a selfie.
Which sheet mask is best for your face?
Sheet masks address various facial skin problems. But you need to go for the right sheet mask online for your specific problem(s). Some of them are formulated as anti-ageing sheet masks to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while others lighten or brighten, evening out skin tone. And there are more face sheet masks to help firm skin or refine pores and detox your face.
But the one thing all sheet masks have in common is that they all moisturise superbly! This is why most sheet masks are not good for acne-prone skin or very oily skin types.
Here are some pointers to keep in mind before using sheet masks:
- They do not replace your regular or traditional masks and treatments.
- They do not replace serums either.
- Avoid them if you have acne.
- They are best for hydrating skin and preventing dryness.
- Not all faces are the same size, but most brands make them one-size-fits-all.
- Careful putting them on: Lie down; pat on starting from the forehead down.
- They are super-clean; there is no mess.
- Lightweight makes them portable.
- They are very useful on plane journeys; tap on a mask, sit back and relax.
- The serum need not be rinsed off; you can leave it on as a moisturiser.
Beauticians recommend using a good weekly face sheet mask. Plus it gets expensive if you use them instead of your night serums. Unlike normal masks, they do not work like deep pore cleansers either. Also, you must clean your face thoroughly before applying a sheet mask. Most of them can be removed after 15 – 20 minutes. Follow up with a face massage and then rinse. Some overnight masks are meant to be used while sleeping, so read the instructions before buying. And do not forget to check the expiration date on the package because…Yes, face sheet masks do expire eventually..usually after 3 years.