What are sheet masks I hear you ask.. well they are sheets (of cotton or paper, etc.) that are pre-soaked in a solution that is designed to combat certain skin issues or provide protection or hydration. The great thing about these masks is that they are travel friendly and since you cannot walk around while using these, you have no choice but to relax. The cons are that they can be expensive and messy to use.
Sheets masks are extremely popular in Asia and for the last few years they have been a growing trend out here too. Big brands such as Lancome, Shisedo and eve drugstore brands like Neutrogena have brought out sheet masks (although we can only get hold of these on ebay currently). I was really intrigued about how sheet masks would work and whether they are truly better than using a mask straight onto the face.
I found the My Face Works (MFW) sheet masks on sale on Zuneta.com for $5.00 for each sachet which contains 2 masks. I thought that was a fair price for them. MFW has the largest collection of sheet masks that I have come across, they make 13 different ones and there is even one for under the eyes.
The ones I have are:
- i need to detox - this is a green tea facial mask to combat daily pollutants and restore a dull face. Suitable for normal skin types with oily tendencies.
- i need to bring out my youth - this is an anti-wrinkle facial mask to help reverse the signs of aging. Suitable for all skin types.
- i need to replenish - this is an intense hydrating mask to quench your skin with essential hydration. Suitable for normal to dry skin types.
- i need to wake up - this is a vitamin-c radiance facial masks when all you need is a little pick me up. Suitable for all skin types.
Tips when using a sheet mask -
- Keep a towel handy as these can be messy.
- If the sheet does not fit your face well, you can always make the holes larger or fold the excess sheet over on your face.
- You can either wash off the serum afterwards or leave it on. I prefer to leave it on.
- It is tempting to re-use a used mask as they rarely dry in the 15-20 mins but thats pretty unhygenic so I tend to just rub the mask on my legs and arms and then throw out the used mask.
If you can't afford these or these aren't available in your country, don't worry, I got your back :) I am going to do a DIY sheet mask post for you guys in a few days, so look out for it.
Let me know if you have tried a sheet mask before, did you like using it? Which ones are your favourite?