Do Sheet Masks Really Work?
Sheet masks have become increasingly popular within the last few years along with kbeauty. At almost a beauty store, you can find all different kinds of sheet masks with various price points. But are sheet masks really effective? Let's dive in.
How does it work?
Sheet masks are generally made by fiber, cotton, rayon, or cellulose with cut out holes to fit onto your face. The sheets are then soaked into an extremely hydrating formula that is beneficial for your skin. The sheet masks act as a barrier that prevents the ingredients to evaporate from your skin, allowing it more time to penetrate through your skin. It is basically saturating your skin will all the goodness from the serum mix and making sure your skin gets every last bit.
How to use:
Before using a sheet mask, make sure you properly washed your face. Sheet masks should only be used on clean skin. You begin using a sheet mask by first taking the sheet mask out of its pouch. Align the sheet mask onto your face. Let it sit onto your face for about 10-15 minutes. You don't want to leave it on for too long before the sheet mask starts to dry because the sheet will start soaking up all the serum back into itself. Once your 10-15 minutes are over, you can use the remaining liquid in your pouch to put over your skin, neck, or really anywhere on your body! The great thing about sheet masks is that you want to leave the serum on your face so you do not need to rinse. In fact, please DO NOT rinse.
It is up to you how often you would like to use a sheet mask! There is no harm in using sheet masks often so if you feel like using it once a day would be beneficial for you, then go for it! Some models like to use it every day and some people will use it once a day, a few weeks before a big event. Just remember that each sheet mask should be disposed of after one use. Using a sheet mask once a week would be a good start for just about anyone.
So..Do they work?
While there are currently no independent scientific studies to test the benefits of sheet masks, many people noticed a brighter, more hydrated, more radiant immediately after using a sheet mask! It definitely doesn't hurt to start trying and using a sheet mask! There has to be a reason why so many celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Chrissy Teigen, and even John Stamos use sheet masks. Try it for yourself! Set aside 15 minutes of self-care and let the sheet mask do its magic!
All the best,