Recently, sheet masks have gone more than viral. Yet, sheet masks have been around for thousands of years! They were created by Japanese Geisha. These people would take left over silk and soak it in flower water. Then, they would use this creation on their face (siobeauty.com) Little did we know that it would be around for thousands of years for us millennials to make it popular again.
20 minutes is the best time to keep a sheet mask on. Any longer than 20 minutes, it may cause the mask to dry out. This can lead to damage of the skin.
Leave no wrinkles in the mask. Smooth out the bumps in an outward direction. You want the serum to soak in every inch of the skin.
Once you’re done with your 20 minutes, leave the mask on your neck. I don’t know about you, but I always have wrinkles on my neck that need to vanish IMMEDIATELY.
Do not wash this mask off! Most masks require you to wash your face afterwards, but the sheet masks do not. The purpose of sheet masks are to soak the important ingredients into the skin. Washing your face will defeat the purpose.
Use the excess “juice” on dry areas of your body. You want to utilize all the serum you can!
My Favorite Sheet Masks:
I have talked about the 12 and 24 amazon Korean sheet masks before. I absolutely love these to use 3-4x a week. These are a non-expensive way to start sheet masking with plenty of different options.
Tatcha’s masks are always awesome. This mask is like a milky consistency. This consists of rice germ oil, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Also the japanese superfoods are packed into one sheet mask (green tea, rice and algae). The sheet mask is made with strands 100x thinner than a piece of hair, allowing the serum to soak in at the maximum percentage (tatcha.com).
References: Tatcha.com, Siobeauty.com