From being a mere beauty trend to becoming a staple in everyone’s skincare stash, sheet masks have come a long way, indeed. Drenched in potent serums, the masks make it extremely easy to give our skin a quick boost of hydration. But often, we find a good amount of the serum hiding inside the packet. So, what do you do? The answer is simple, and we have it. Here are 5 smart ways to use the excess serum from your sheet mask.
Before we dive into it, a quick question is: Are you looking for the right sheet mask for your skin concern? We recommend using Pond’s Brightening Sheet Mask With Vitamin C and 100% Natural Pineapple. Packed with serum vitamin and natural pineapple extracts for an instant glow. These masks are alcohol and paraben-free, dermatologically tested and made out of 100% biodegradable fabric. What’s not to love?
- 01. Facial massage
- 02. Pat in on your neck
- 03. Hydrate dry body parts
- 04. DIY mist
- 05. Pre-makeup remover
01. Facial massage
After you’re done with 20-30 minutes of masking, remove the sheet from your face and pour the leftover serum on your palm and gently massage it all over your face for five minutes. This will help the skin absorb the excess serum and also lend a radiant glow to your face.
02. Pat in on your neck
While your face soaks in the goodness of the serum-drenched sheet, you can pass on some of this goodness to your neck as well. Just take the excess serum inside the packet and slather it nicely on your neck and on your decolletage as well.
03. Hydrate dry body parts
Get the sheet mask to double up as a moisturising formula for the rest of your body. Focus on all the dry spots like your elbows, knees, arms and even the back of your palms and gently rub the excess serum in your skin. While you can leave it as is, if you don’t want the serum to sit on these areas of skin for the whole day, you can wash it off after 15-20 minutes and lock the moisture in with a body lotion.
04. DIY mist
This might be one of the easiest tricks to make a DIY face mist at home. Squeeze the excess serum from your sheet mask and packet. Put it in a spray bottle and pour in some distilled water. Just shake it well so that the serum combines well, and there you go, your mini facial mist is ready to use!
05. Pre-makeup remover
You can store all the surplus liquid in a packet and store it in the fridge. The next time you sit down to remove your makeup, just take some of the serum on a cotton ball or on your fingertips and massage it on your skin. The liquid will help melt away the first layer of makeup, after which you can follow up with micellar water or a cleanser to clean the makeup off.
Written by Pratishtha Rana on Sep 03, 2021
Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.