How to properly use a sheet mask, the K-Beauty way

How to properly use a sheet mask, the K-Beauty way

Sheet masks are pretty self-explanatory, of course, but you might be surprised to learn a few of the tips and tricks below!

Start with a clean face and follow your K-beauty skin regimen

When using a K-beauty sheet mask, you always want to use the mask in the correct order of your K-beauty skincare regimen.  This ensures that you’re getting the max potency from your sheet mask, and that your skin can fully reap all of the mask’s benefits.

K-Beauty Skincare Regimen:

  • Cleanse
  • Exfoliate
  • Toner
  • Essences
  • Serums
  • Sheet Mask
  • Moisturizer
  • SPF

Leave on for 15-25 minutes max
A typical sheet mask should be worn for about 15-25 minutes max and should never be worn overnight.

Pat in the excess product

Once you remove the sheet mask, gently pat the excess essence into your skin.  Most sheet masks will leave some product on your face, and the gentle patting is an important step in the sheet mask process.

Finish with moisturizer or SPF

Lastly, even though your skin may feel super hydrated, you want to end your sheet mask treatment by applying a moisturizer and/or SPF if it’s daytime. This step will complete your K-beauty skincare regimen and also ensure that the sheet mask ingredients get fully soaked into the skin.


Jamie Stone is a freelance beauty writer and marketer living in Los Angeles, CA. Her blog is and you can find her on Instagram @itsjamiestone.