Sheet masks hit the market about a few years ago and made the beauty world magical and ecstatic. What makes it 'magical'? Sheet masks provide instant refreshment to your skin while providing many long-term benefits due to the potent serums and nutrients they contain.
However, if you've found yourself using just about any sheet mask you can find, you might want to stop right away. Each of us have different concerns when it comes to our skin - some of us have dry and rough skin, and others have tanning, ageing and other problems. For each of these issues, specific solutions (like sheet masks) are needed. Next time you stock up on sheet masks, make sure you choose the right one. We've listed down the five best face mask sheets for every skin concern to make it easy for you.
Let’s dive into what a sheet mask really is, 5 of the best sheet masks, some sheet mask benefits and FAQs about sheet masks.
What is a sheet mask?
A face sheet mask consists of a porous sheet infused with a skin-rejuvenating formula for a single use. To let the solution soak in, you need to leave it on for 15-20 minutes. In each of the solutions, precise ingredients combine to create a serum that targets a specific skin concern.
For dull skin
Is your skin lacking glow and radiance? It can be a real mood spoiler, especially when you catch a glimpse of your dull, tired face in the mirror. But, not anymore. Treat your skin with Lakmé Blush And Glow Pomegranate Sheet Mask that is no less rejuvenating than a pampering fruit facial. Formulated with pure pomegranate extracts, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, this refreshing mask will give your skin a burst of freshness and a fruit-kissed glow. Did we mention it smells oh-so-delicious too?
For dry skin
Irrespective of the weather, people with combination and dry skin types are repeatedly faced with the concern of dehydration and loss of moisture. After work, take a moment for yourself and heal your parched skin with Pond’s Hydrating Sheet Mask With 100% Natural Coconut Water. Thanks to the blend of natural coconut water, vitamin B3 and serum, the mask leaves your skin deeply hydrated and moisturised.
For sensitive skin
Sensitive skin needs extra TLC. One wrong move and your skin can end up red and inflamed. To give your skin the nourishment it needs and the gentleness it deserves, opt for the St. Ives Oatmeal Soothing Mask Sheet. It’s free from parabens and packed with the goodness of soothing oatmeal to give you hydrated, nourished and supple skin.
For ageing skin
If your prime skin concern includes lack of lustre and ageing skin, then focus on pampering yourself with a sheet mask that combats explicitly ageing. Try the Pond’s Youthful Plumping Sheet Mask With Vitamin A And 100% Natural Tomato, a paraben and alcohol-free formula that not only brightens up your face but gives it a plump and firm texture. Both vitamin A and tomatoes are known to stimulate collagen production and also have great anti-ageing properties.
For oily skin
Pollution, environmental dirt and toxins can wreak havoc on your skin. Not only do these impurities pile up on your face, but they also clog pores and make your skin undesirably oily. Your best pick is Pond’s Detoxifying Sheet Mask With Natural Bamboo Charcoal, made of natural charcoal fabric and soaked with vitamin B6 and serum. Vitamin B6 enhances skin health and helps with oil control, while charcoal draws out deep-set dirt and toxins to give you detoxed and clearer skin.
How to apply a sheet mask
Cleanse your skin and pat it dry.
Take the mask off the package.
Make sure the holes are aligned with your eyes, nose, and mouth when you unfold the sheet mask. You can apply the extra serum to your arms, neck, elbows, knees, etc. if there's any left in the bag.
Let yourself relax for 15-20 minutes.
Once you're done, peel off the mask and throw it away. Look in the mirror and see how your skin looks. The moisture it just absorbed should make it look brighter and slightly plumper. Don't forget to touch your skin as well. You should be able to feel velvety smoothness.
For maximum absorption, pat your face gently with the excess serum.
Do not wash your face after using a sheet mask.
A K-beauty staple, sheet masks are everyone's favourite skin-pampering tool. Make sure you check these out!
FAQs about the Best Hydrating Face Sheet Masks
What do sheet masks do?
There are many skin-care products that evaporate when applied to the skin. Your skin has to mingle those ingredients over time. By forming a barrier, a sheet mask locks in the ingredients and prevents them from evaporating. As a result, the skin appears plumper and brighter.
How often to use sheet masks?
There is no specific time when you should use sheet masks. You can use sheet masks anywhere and anytime as they are disposable and easy to use. Ideally, you can use them 3 to 4 times a week.
Can we use a face wash after applying the sheet mask?
In contrast to traditional masks, sheet masks don't need to be rinsed after use. Their skin-benefiting serum delivers a powerful concentration of ingredients. The excess serum can be gently tapped onto your face, neck, and elbows after you remove your mask. There is no need to wash your face.
Written by Kinnari Ashar on Aug 11, 2022