Sheet Masks 101

Some people have a love-hate relationship with sheet masks. While preferences may differ, there’s no denying how amazing a medical-grade sheet mask can do wonders for your skin!

  

WHAT ARE SHEET MASKS?

 

Sheet masks are infused with serums and ingredients that rapidly penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. They are face-shaped, typically made out of thin pieces of cloth, and feature holes for your eyes, mouth, and nose. They do wonders for skin hydration, they aren't designed to clear pores or remove dirt!

  

HOW DO YOU USE A SHEET MASK? 

 

It’s usually pretty simple: you remove the mask from its packaging, unfold it, and apply it over your face. The instructions on the packaging will let you know how long to leave it on to get the most out of them,, based on the lab testing when they were created.

 

Do not apply sheet masks over makeup, sunscreen, or moisturizer. This can clog pores that lead to breakouts and/or cause inflammation. 

 

After the required amount of time, you can remove the mask and gently dab in the excess product. You will then want to continue with your usual skincare routine: AKA an eye cream and a moisturizer to lock in those amazing ingredients. 

 

And of course, apply sunscreen if you are going outside. However, because most masks are densely hydrating, we recommend doing them at night. 

  

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A SHEET MASK? 

 

Choosing the right sheet mask will depend on the current needs of your skin. If your skin is irritated, you will want to choose a soothing mask––like the BABOR Calming Bio-Cellulose Mask––or one with ingredients that target redness or inflammation. 

 

As usual, we will ALWAYS recommend you reach for high-quality, medical-grade recommendations. Here are a few of our favorite sheet masks: 

   

SKINHEALTH MD HYDRATE + REPAIR FACIAL SHEET MASK - $9

 

IMAGE SKIN CARE HYDRATING HYDROGEL SHEET MASK - $62 

 

SKINHEALTH MD DESTRESS + BRIGHTEN FACIAL SHEET MASK - $9 

 

DI MORELLI HYDRATING FACE MASK - $40 

 

And keep in mind: just because you have combination skin or it is generally oily, it still doesn’t mean that it cannot become dehydrated or irritated. This means that most skin types, even those prone to acne breakouts, can benefit from a hydration-boosting mask. 

 

Until next time, hydrate that skin!

 

The BSE Team

 

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