As most of you already know, A and I, pretty much like every other girl have a thing for skincare. From homemade face masks, night masks, rose water, facial oils to makeup removers, sunscreen etc. we have covered many topics on how to keep your skin healthy and soft.
Today, we at besties, are covering yet another beauty regime to keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple – iconic sheet masks.
What is a sheet mask?
Sheet masks are face-shaped sheet fabrics soaked in serum based formula packed with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The application is pretty easy – cleanse your face and put the face-shaped mask (start patting with the forehead first), leave for sometime, which usually is 20-30 mins and take it off..Voila!!!!
Depending on your skin type, 1-2 masks a week are more than enough.
How does it work?
The sheet, which is fully soaked in the moisturizing serum is packed with ingredients beneficial for skin such as vitamins, hyaluronic acid etc. Since, the ingredients are in water phase when dissolved, the sheet prevents the evaporation of water phase, thereby, extending the time frame for the ingredients to be absorbed into the skin.
Sheet mask vs. Paste mask
So, the real question that arises is what makes it different from our traditional clay masks and are sheet masks really worth the money we invest in?
- Sheet masks, definitely, leave the skin more hydrated, unlike, most of the traditional masks we have been using.
We suggest going for a sheet mask with rose, if you are looking for that extra hydration for your dry skin.
- Sheet masks are your go to while travelling, busy and lazy days as its easy and convenient to use while you need to set aside time and place to prepare yourself for a paste mask.
- Sheet masks basically nourish the skin. For exfoliating or cleaning purposes, the paste masks are way more effective than sheet masks.
- Paste masks can cater to special skin requirements like oily, congested T-zone, dark circles etc. where as while using the sheet mask, you have to stick to the specific mask all over the face when you are using it.
- Sheet masks are not as cost effective as paste masks (which can also be easily made at home).
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Bottom line: If you are guilty of occasionally going to bed with your makeup on, or are too busy to care for your skin sometimes, sheet masks definitely need a place in your beauty drawer. Sleep on it when your skin needs that ‘extra’ boost for a special event tomorrow. And even if you are a skincare devotee, that extra nourishment will leave your face glowing. But yeah, sheet masks should not be the only skincare in your daily routine.
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