Who here doesn't love sheet masks? Apart from delivering a myriad of benefits to your skin, these cute products also make for a great #selfie opportunity! While the formulas of the past only focused on hydration, the newer generation of sheet masks tackle a range of issues such as dullness, blemishes and uneven texture. For example, the Mama Cica Mud Dipping Sheet Mask for Oil Control and Clear Skin acts like both, a clay and a sheet mask, to control oil production, refine your pores and give your skin a drool-worthy glow!
The only caveat with sheet masks is that they are single use products. However, we've figured out some cool hacks to maximize their use. Check them out below.
7 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Sheet Masks
1. Refrigerate before use
If you routinely deal with puffy eyes or red, itchy skin, pop your sheet mask in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before using it. The cooling sensation will feel delightful and will work to soothe and depuff your skin.
2. Customize the fit
Is your sheet mask too big from the sides but doesn't adequately cover other areas of your face like your upper lip or the sides of your nose? Snip off the excess from the edges and place the strips in these areas.
3. Mist before you apply
This tip is a game-changer! To ensure that your skin can absorb all the wonderful ingredients that your sheet mask is formulated with, spritz on a hydrating face mist beforehand. The Mon Cherry Brightening Face Mist, which is formulated with antioxidant-rich cherry blossom and the moisturizing goodness of evening primrose extract, is perfect for the job!
4. Add in a massage
Sheet masks are the perfect antidote to a long and stressful day. To relax your tense muscles (especially the jaw area), use a jade roller, gua sha or even your fingers to gently massage your skin while the mask works its magic. Trust us, it feels heavenly!
5. Pay attention to your neck and chest
While sheet masks are mainly intended for the face, you should definitely pamper your neck and chest too. Once you peel the mask off your face, cut it into two and apply the portions to these areas. Most masks remain soaked with the serum, so you prevent wastage and get to treat the other parts of your body - win-win!
6. Seal it all in
Don't let all your hard work go to waste! Once you take off your mask, use a few drops of face oil or a rich cream to seal in all the nourishment that your sheet mask has provided.
7. Save the excess
If you take a peek into the pouch that your sheet mask came in, you will notice that there is still some of the formula pooled at the bottom. Pour this out into a small jar or bottle and use it as a serum in the future.
Will you be trying out any of these hacks the next time you use a sheet mask? Comment and let us know!