Everything You Need To Know About Masks!

Sheet masks are truly a treat for my skin especially after a long day. I love putting my hydrating sheet masks in the fridge and putting it on to hydrate my skin, soothe irritation and just relax for 15-20 minutes.

 

They are efficient, easy to use and there is now a huge choice of sheet masks available! When used correctly (and regularly), masks can be instrumental in keeping your skin clean and refreshed. Whether you’re battling acne and oil or dry patches and irritation, we are happy to help you find the mask for your skin concerns.

 

 
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHEET MASKS & HOW IT WORKS TO DELIVER INGREDIENTS TO YOUR SKIN

 

MICROFIBER SHEET MASKS

Microfiber masks also known as cotton masks, are the most common and more affordable sheet masks out there. Due to their coarser texture, these tend to dry out quicker than other masks. Like most masks, these are infused in a highly concentrated essence to deliver a variety of beneficial ingredients to help with various skin conditions.
 
Frequency of use: You can use it daily if it is a hydrating mask. Leave it on for no longer than 20 minutes (or the time instructed) as leaving it longer than the instructed time can cause reverse osmosis - moisture can be sucked back out of your skin into the dry sheet.
 
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For Dehydrated Skin:
For Acne-Prone Skin:
 
For Red Irritated Skin:
 

 

HYDROGEL MASKS

Hydrogel masks have a gel-type consistency and feel slick in texture and normally come in two separate parts (top and bottom) to apply on the face. They also tend to feel cooling on the skin. Unlike microfiber sheet masks, these are more transparent on the skin and offer a great absorption system which allows them to lock in moisture better.
 
Frequency of use: You can use it daily if it is a hydrating mask. Unlike Microfiber Masks, you can leave it on longer and it will not dry as quickly.
*Tip: Store it in your fridge so it is cooling and relaxing when you put it on. 
 
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For Dry-Combination Skin:
 
For Acne-Prone/Oily Skin:
 

 

BIO-CELLULOSE MASKS

Bio-cellulose masks are made out of all-natural fibers (from good bacteria), are super thin which makes it adhere well to the skin, has excellent absorption properties, are very durable-will not rip or tear, which makes these more expensive than other masks.
 
Frequency of use: You can use it daily if it is a hydrating mask. Unlike Microfiber Masks, you can leave it on longer and it will not dry as quickly.
*Tip: Store it in your fridge so it is cooling and relaxing when you put it on. 
 
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For Dull/Uneven Skin:

 

FOIL MASKS

Most foil masks contain foil on the outside of the actual sheet mask. The inside part of the foil mask normally contains a soft cotton-like material which feels comfortable on the skin. Having the foil on the outside of the actual mask helps prevent all of the good for your skin ingredients from evaporating quickly. Foil masks are known for keeping your masks moist during the whole sheet mask session. 
 
It turns out that the foil actually insulates your face, preventing the skin's natural warmth from escaping. Korean women believe that the warm environment foil masks create allows the skin-benefiting ingredients to be absorbed more quickly and effectively into the skin.
 
Frequency of use: Use no more than twice a week as foil masks are very rich also, unlike hydrogel and bio-cellulose masks, you need not store it in the fridge as it works "opposite", it traps warmth to deliver beneficial ingredients deeper into your skin
 
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For Dehydrated/Irritated Skin:
 
 

CLAY/MUD MASKS

Clay and charcoal sheet masks can range in many colors such as black, white, pink, and so on. These masks are saturated in clay and/or charcoal that contains detoxifying ingredients for soft, smooth, and pore-less skin. 
 
Purifying or clarifying masks help draw out impurities and toxins that can cause pore build-up. 
Use no more than 2 times a week to avoid irritation and drying out your skin too much.
 
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For Clogged/Congested Pores:
 
For All Skin Problems (Multi-Masking Sticks):

 

BUBBLE MASKS

Bubble masks contains detoxifying ingredients with the addition of sparkling water for the bubbling effect. Your skin should feel refreshed and squeaky clean afterwards!
 
Use no more than 2 times a week to avoid irritation and drying out your skin too much.
 
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OVERNIGHT SLEEPING MASKS

Put it on as the last step of your skincare routine to lock all that goodness in the serums you have applied to keep your skin hydrated throughout the night! Make sure you sleep with your hair tied up or in a head wrap to prevent any hair-on-mask contact (yikes!). Wake up to soft and hydrated skin!
 
Use daily as the last step of your skincare routine before you sleep.
 
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What’s your go-to mask? Let us know in the comments below.

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