Do you wanna know my favorite beauty magic trick? Popping on a sheet mask and giving skin some extra pampering. Sheet mask do feel good; they are very soothing and relaxing. If you use a sheet mask often some special tricks will double the benefits on your skin and leave your skin more radiant. Some hacks can make sheet masks more effective than they usually are. Continue reading to know more!
1. Always Cleansed your Skin
Always wash your face with a gentle cleanser right before masking. Skin can absorb best when it’s cleaned properly. Your skin should be clear no makeup, no SPF, no moisturizer. Always start with a fresh clean face. To make the most of the sheet mask follow these simple 5 steps:
- Apply toner
- And yes finally sheet mask!
If you are not able to follow all the 5 steps, at least make sure you cleanse your skin thoroughly and use toner before masking.
2. Steaming or Bathing
This technique does wonders, wear a sheet mask while steaming or bathing. Using the mask while steaming or bathing makes use of the serum in the mask in the most efficient manner and gives your face a radiant look like never before.
3. Put it in the fridge
This hack must be followed before applying a sheet mask. Always store your mask for some time in the fridge. The cooling effect can feel great on the skin. Using a cold mask leaves behind a refreshing glow and gives a cooling sensation. During summer the feeling of a cold mask on your face is all you need!
4. Flip Your Sheet Mask
Sheet masks are double-sided so why not flip your mask and enjoy double benefits. Using both sides of the mask you are effectively letting every single drop of the serum absorb in your skin leaving behind a flawless and radiant look.
After removing the mask, make sure to massage your skin as much as possible with the leftover serum. Don’t let the serum go to waste, squeeze out the extra serum from the packet and slather it all over your face, neck, chest, hands, and feet.
6. Cut your masks to fit.
Sheet masks are one size for all but unfortunately, not every sheet mask can fit every face perfectly. So here is a hack where a pair of scissors can come in handy. Many sheet masks come with some slits in the edges so that the fitting is better but still if you feel it doesn’t fit well on your face. You can cut the mask before you apply or after according to your face. Just be careful while doing it directly on your face. Tighter and closer the sheet mask is to the skin it is more effective since serum absorbs better and deeper into the skin.
7.Don’t keep it longer
Longer is not Better! Always check the instructions on the back of the pack. If it says you should apply for 20 minutes, don’t leave it on for longer assuming it will give more benefit. On the contrary, leaving it for too long the mask starts to dry, it will start draining moisture from your skin. Also, it can increase bacteria and can lead to acne and other skin issues.
8. Don’t wash it off
Let the serum absorb into your skin completely, don’t wash your face after removing the mask. For maximum benefit give yourself a mini facial massage. The massage will help the serum to get deeper into the skin.
9. Look at the ingredients
Choose a mask that fits your skin type and sensitivity, always read the labels, read ingredients, how to use it so you know what you are using on your skin and how it will affect your skin. Some chemicals can damage your skin. Avoid buying masks that contain alcohol, synthetic dyes, parabens, and other preservatives. For dry skin look out for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or humectant. Brightening sheet masks are enriched with vitamin C, niacinamide, or other botanical ingredients.
10. Double Mask
The skin under your eyes is very sensitive and needs extra attention. Use an eye patch under your face mask. It will hydrate and reduce fine lines, dark circles and give you a brighter look.