We always look forward to our weekly sheet masking sesh. The calming and relaxing activity does so much more than just nourish your skin; it allows you to destress and relax while the potent ingredients in the mask work their magic on your skin — but you already know that. What you don’t know, however, is that you can make the most of your sheet masking sesh and amplify its benefits with the help of a few simple tips and tricks.
Scroll down to check them out.
- 01. Exfoliate before applying the sheet mask
- 02. Play around with the temperature
- 03. Repurpose still damp sheet masks
- 04. Snip for a better fit
- 05. Sandwich with a HA serum
01. Exfoliate before applying the sheet mask
Sheet masks are formulated with potent ingredients that penetrate the top layer of your skin and nourish it deeply. Exfoliating your skin before putting on your sheet mask will eliminate dead skin cells and get rid of any dirt and impurities standing between you and your sheet mask. Plus, it’ll also help the serum in the sheet mask penetrate better and nourish the skin thoroughly.
02. Play around with the temperature
You might already have heard about keeping your sheet masks in the refrigerator and then using them for a cooling sensation on your face. It turns out you can place them in hot water for a minute (while it’s still in the packaging) and apply the warm mask on your skin to replicate a quick steam facial. Bet you haven’t heard of this one before.
03. Repurpose still damp sheet masks
Most sheet masks are recommended to be kept on for at least 15-20 minutes for best results. But if your mask is still damp after you take it off, just fold it in half and place it around your neck while you massage the excess serum on your face. This gives some extra TLC to your neck area, especially if your mask has some anti-ageing benefits to it!
04. Snip for a better fit
Mask come in standard sizes, and some can be too big if you have a small face. To make the mask fit your face’s contours better, add a couple of 2-3 cm snips near the chin area. Doing so makes the masks sit better on your face.
05. Sandwich with a HA serum
The sandwich method is often used when applying potent ingredients like retinol by layering and topping it off with a moisturiser. You can do that with sheet masks as well, but this time, use a hyaluronic acid serum before and on top of a sheet mask for superior hydration. Hyaluronic acid attracts the moisture from the mask and binds it to your skin to keep it plump and supple for longer.
BB picks: St. Ives Glowing Apricot Sheet Mask