We know them, we love them- they’re sheet masks, the ultra-Instagrammable beauty trend that fuse Hello-Clarice horror with serum-soaked goodness. (And if they’re good enough for John Stamos, they’re good enough for us, right? South Korea Beauty Junkies reportedly use sheet masks multiple times a day- so that says something right?
Here are the top 5 ways to get Sheet Faced correctly.
Prep it Real Good
Perhaps the most important step in using a sheet mask correctly is washing and toning your face beforehand. Sheets should never be applied to skin that still has makeup, dirt, or product on it. So skip the serums and moisturizer- you don’t want to create a barrier between your skin and the mask.
Just like eating one salad won’t make you skinny, using a sheet-mask once isn’t likely to yield long-lasting skin health. And while two a day might be a bit much (we’ve got things to do), a consistent schedule for masks (such as weekly or bi-weekly) will help garner long-lasting (and recognizable) results
Everything in Moderation
Many anti-aging sheets contain glycolic acid- so watch your ingredients if you plan on masking often. Glycolic acid is far too strong for everyday use and can result in irritation- or even acne.
Never wash your face after removing your sheet mask- instead, gently massage the serum into your skin and neck in an upward motion (never pulling down) to penetrate the skin with the ingredients you paid for. Once it’s fully absorbed, lock it in with your favorite moisturizer.
Troubleshoot Your Skin
There’s a sheet mask out there for just about every skin problem, so target one goal at a time so your skin can reap the most benefits. For example, if your goal is minimizing pores, opt for a Charcoal Sheet Mask- we love this one by Dr. Jart+