Before your next sheet mask night, make sure you know what you’re doing.
Sheet masks are everywhere these days, and with good reason. These skincare powerhouses are drenched in nutrient-packed serums ready to nourish your skin. Whether you’re a sheet mask newbie or an old pro, we’ve got a few tips to maximize your masking experience.
Finding the best face mask for you can seem daunting. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed standing in front of a wall filled floor-to-ceiling with different types of sheet masks. Cotton, hydrogel, sea kelp?! The truth is, they’re all great. If you’re looking for a great mask on a budget, just look for high-quality, unbleached cotton to ensure breathability. With endless ingredient options, you can choose the one that suits your specific skincare concerns.
A proper cleanse will prep your skin for sheet mask glory, and gentle exfoliation makes sure your skin can soak up every bit of the mask’s serum. The LUNA range lifts away dirt, oil & dead skin cells that otherwise might steal that nourishing essence.
Align the holes of the mask properly with your eyes, nose and mouth. If your sheet mask has eye flaps, cut them off and put them in the fridge for a bit. You can use them later with your IRIS for a soothing under-eye treatment.
Sheet masks usually have way too much serum, so use it to your advantage! Squeeze excess serum into a small container and massage it into your chest, neck, hands or even feet.
When it comes to masks, longer is not always better. Sheet masks create a barrier that prevents evaporation and ensures your skin receives maximum benefit from the active ingredients. But if left on too long, the mask will dry out and can suck moisture out of your skin. 20-30 minutes is plenty!
Once the serum has fully absorbed into your skin, apply a light moisturizer. This will help create a moisture barrier to seal in those active ingredients.
Katie Steadman is a native Texan roaming Asia with a penchant for writing, and solving sudoku puzzles at breakneck speed.