First of all, my hat goes off to the person that first thought of sheet masks. I love the whole concept since it’s a quick, easy and mess free procedure. Giving some extra love to our skin literally could not be any easier. But let’s begin at the beginning.
These are the sheet masks that I have bought so far. As you can see, I broke the number one beauty blogger rule (take photos before use), but I knew it will be a while before I’ll have time for this post so I couldn’t help myself.
The concept of a sheet mask is simple. You open it up and inside, you’ll find a sheet mask that looks like a large wet tissue applied to a plastic mask like the one in the photo below. The application is super easy, because the mask already has all the holes where you need them and additional cuts by the nose and on the chin that make it easier to really mold it to your face. I would say it takes me about 30 seconds to really apply it well.
Next, just read the instructions on how long you should let the mask sit on your face. It can be anywhere between 10 minutes and half an hour. And no – leaving it on for longer will not have any great benefits for your skin.
But the absolutely best thing is that – with most sheet masks – you only rub in the remainder of the products left on your face once you are finished with the mask itself. That’s the thing that bothers me most about regular masks, the way I need to scrape and peel of the mask, the mess they make in my bathroom and the time it takes for me to completely wash my face.
The first masks I used are the My Hoin Ni masks (Muller, about 3€ per mask) – one a Arbutin Whitening Mask and one a Q10 Collagen Firming mask. I must say that at that price point, I expected a bit more. My skin looked nice after the Q10 mask, but I didn’t find my skin to be any firmer. I had to Google Arbutin to learn more about it – apparently, it’s a natural skin lightening agent and I will say that it did improve my hyperpigmentation quite a bit, so I’m definitely going to invest in the Arbutin mask again.
Best thing about the My Hoin Ni masks is that they are soaked in the serum – you could probably get two uses out of each masks and it would be just as effective on day two as on day one.
The second brand of sheet masks I’ve tried already is the Balea (DM house brand) Aqua sheet mask (DM, about 1€). I was curious about this particular mask since I’m not really a big fan of Balea products in general. However, I was pleasantly surprised. As with My Hoin Ni masks, this one is really a wet mask, so you’re really got the feeling of soaking your skin in good ingredients. It left my skin nice and hydrated. I’ve used about five of these already and I plan to stock up in case they ever plan to discontinue them. I would highly recommend you get one and try it for yourself.
The only two masks that are still waiting for the verdict are the Montagne Jeunesse (Muller, about 2,5 €)- one a calming mask with Dead Sea minerals and the other a cleansing mask with ming and tea tree extract. I’ll let you know how I liked them in my next empties.
And a word of caution – when wearing a sheet mask, be careful what you’re doing. I wouldn’t suggest opening the door for the postman or silently creeping on someone, since you might give them a heart attack. But I got the final proof that my hubby really is used to everything by now – when I let him in at the back door with the mask on, he took one look at me, said “I’m not even going to ask” and just walked past me 🙂
Until next time, stay beautiful!