Sheet maskshave been popping up all over social media this year, and for good reason—they consistently can help brighten, tighten, hydrate the appearance of the skin, and leave you looking beautifulin a flash.
Though there seems to be more sheet masks around today than Starbucks, not all sheet masks are created the same.
They have a few distinguishing factors, including their feel, fit and function.
If you are considering trying the latest skin care craze, it’s important to know how they work in order to choose the best one for your skin.
The number one thing to look for in asheet mask is the ingredients. This is what separates one mask from another.
Look for a mask that sets itself apart from the crowd with ingredients like Seaweed, the best skin care ingredient, and technologically advanced skin care ingredients like peptides. A few key peptides to look out for:
Other sheet mask ingredients with serious skin benefits:
Sheet masks come in a variety of different materials, and much like bedsheets, they have different grades.
To prevent our mask from feeling gooey and tacky (like many other masks) we’ve chosen a high quality woven fabric, allowing product to soak the sheet mask itself.
Size matters! You will want to look for a sheet mask which sits close enough to the eyes to reach the thin, delicate areas in need of hydration, yet won’t get product in your eyes.
The same with the mouth cutout and nose. Again, you want to feel the product, not taste it.
Usually when you want to treat yourself to a mask, it involves slathering a cream all over your hands, then all over your face, all while not making a mess.
With sheet masks, more of your time is spent caring for your skin, not cleaning it off. Any excess serum left over can be wiped into the skin using the mask itself.
Just because it’s lightweight doesn’t mean it’s not a heavy hitter!
Most sheet masks come pre-soaked in a serum which can contain various beneficial ingredients.
Look on the label for ingredients like seaweed, peptides and other ingredients that can help improve the appearance of your skin.
The serum provides the skincare benefits and the cloth-layer of the mask ensures that the good stuff doesn’t just evaporate from your skin, but makes contact throughout the time of application.
Individually packaged masks mean there’s no more risk of contaminating the whole jar of cream for one application!
The less we introduce bacteria and dirt onto our skin, the better.
This also means no more guesswork when it comes time to figure out how much product to use. Simply lay the mask on your face, pat it gently into place and that’s it.
Want to introduce your friends and family to skin care? Get them a sheet mask!
Easy enough for anyone to apply, yet potent enough for the skin care aficionado, sheet masks are the perfect go-to solution before a night out, or when your skin needs to bounce back to normal.
Sheet masks are great to use as part of a morning or night routine, or by themselves.
The best time to use a sheet mask in your routine is before you moisturize, so you can give your skin all the beneficial essence on freshly cleansed skin, before your layers of moisturization.
Those moisturization layers will help seal the essence in.
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