4 Tips To Sheet Mask Like A Pro
These days, sheet masks have been elevated from the occasional beauty treat to “weekly essential” status. While some people associate masking with their professional facialist, these serum-soaked coverings actually check off a lot of boxes in the at-home skin care regimen: efficient, easy to use, and cost-effective (it’s even step #7 in the time-honored daily Korean Beauty routine). But before you smooth one over your face and say “spahhhh,” here are four tips to help you sheet mask like a pro:
- Choose Your Sheet Mask Material Wisely: Knowing what your mask is made from is a great place to start. There are sheet masks made from natural or synthetic gels, various fibers like cotton, bamboo, tencel, micro-fiber, and cupra, and even foil, charcoal, and other specialty fabrics. Each type of material fits and feels differently on the skin, and functions uniquely to deliver and seal-in its serum, as well as prevent evaporation. At Aloisia Beauty, our sheet masks feature a luxe cupra fabric, which is fashioned from cotton linters (aka short fibers) and chosen for its firm, non-slip fit, super-soft texture, even dispersal of serum, and moisture control.
- Use A Facial Roller Over Your Sheet Mask: Enjoying the 20-minute down-time while a sheet mask works its magic is always a plus, but putting in a little elbow grease will help amp-up the results. Hand-held tools like a facial roller have tons of benefits for the skin and soul. Once the sheet mask is settled comfortably on your face, roll this smooth, polished stone tool over the material in an outward motion to distribute the serum, increase blood flow, de-puff and de-bloat skin, and even help you relax through the art of facial massage. You can even store a facial roller in the refrigerator for a cooling effect!
- Change-Up Your Sheet Mask Goals: There are single-use sheet masks to address a wide range of skin concerns, from dry or oily skin, to firming or fine lines, to dull or uneven skin tone, and even busting blemishes! Which means that you can stock up on a variety of sheet masks to support your fickle skin’s needs on any given day (and without the hefty expense of purchasing multiple bottles and jars for different problem areas!). Instead of sticking to the same sheet mask over and over, you can protect, even-out and brighten, soothe and reduce redness, firm, or moisturize as-needed. Or, you can even try a consecutive sheet mask regimen that builds upon each mask to take your skin on the ultimate transformative journey!
- Use It Or Lose It: Sheet masks are the gift that keeps on giving. Since there is always some excess serum left in the foil packet or on the mask’s material, take the opportunity to smooth it on your neck, decolletage, and hands to give other areas of the body a little extra skin-loving TLC!
These simple tips will help take your sheet mask game up a notch – so find 20-minutes of “me-time,” select a mask, grab your facial roller, and go!
- The Aloisia Beauty Team