What is a Sheet Mask?
The Difference between using a standard facial mask and a sheet mask are quite simple. First of all, a sheet mask is a ‘no mess’ beauty treatment, unlike regular facemasks that involve applying a mud/clay like texture to the face and later having to scrub, wash or painfully peel to remove. A sheet mask is a lightweight cloth-based mask soaked in serums such as hyaluronic acid and vitamins to nourish and revitalise tired and dull skin.
The best this about this mask is, after the allotted time to wear, you just gently peel the mask from the face with no effort or rinsing and easily dispose. Making the sheet mask a fast and convenient facial treatment.
How to Use A Sheet Mask
It’s quite self-explanatory, simply remove from the packaging, peel the damp cloth from the film and apply to the face, making sure the mask sits in the correct place. It’s a one-size-fits-all product but as all faces are different sizes and shapes, begin with applying the mask from the forehead and pressed down in order for the mask to place correctly.
The mask is so low maintenance that you can use it wherever and whenever you like, perfect for on the go. Take it on a road trip, on a plane, train or even the taxi to work before an early start. If your skin is dehydrated but you don’t have time in your schedule for a pamper day, a sheet mask is the ideal handbag accessory.
What Are the Benefits of a Sheet Mask?
The sheet mask brings effective results in a quicker and hassle-free way. The serums soaked into the mask are filled with rich vitamins and minerals that work as a deep nourishment rather than a paste that dries out the skin. The sheet itself helps to lock in moisture for longer next to a regular face serum out of a bottle.
Depending on the sheet mask you use, certain masks work to firm & elasticate your skin where as others claim to brighten the complexion and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
What are the Negatives to using a Sheet Mask?
The aim is to deeply nourish the skin not exfoliate so if you struggle with an oily complexion or acne-prone skin then a sheet mask is probably not for you as it will add more moisture that may sit on your pores if they are clogged.
Sheet masks are specifically designed for dehydrated or mature skin that struggle to lock in moisture.
Give Me Cosmetics host a great collection of sheet masks to suit all occasions.
Firstly, the Hangover Mask, designed to soothe & hydrate tired and dry skin that is still paying from a heavy night out. Enriched with peppermint and cucumber extract to cool a self-inflicted, burning complexion.
In addition, Give Me offers the Chill Out Mask. Ideal for Sunday downtime or travelling, indulge yourself in the sweet relaxing aroma of Avocado & Coconut as it nourishes dull, overworked skin, releasing the tension in your face and returning its natural moisture.
Finally, there is the Ultimate Face Fix. Packed full of the goodness your skin feeds off. Nourish your dehydrated skin with collagen, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera & Hyaluronic Acid. As it gets to work, the mask moisturises, firms and attempts to return to a brighter glow to your complexion.