Since pre-historic times, humans have used various products to look good and have glowing skin. Over the years, beauty tools have changed, but the desire has not changed. Humans have used various products from clay to sheet masks to have glowing skin.
What are sheet masks?
Masking is the latest trend in skin care. As the name suggests, it is a face mask in the form of a sheet. The shows are fiber, cotton, cellulose, or coconut pulp with holes over the eyes, nose, and mouth. This sheet mask is infused with a liquid cocktail of hydrating ingredients and is dripping wet.
How do sheet masks work?
Sheet masks are face-shaped masks soaked in hydrating ingredients like a serum. Sheet masks need to be applied to the face for 20 minutes. During these 15 minutes, the skin absorbs the serum. This high concentration of ingredients like vitamins, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and sometimes special ingredients like seaweed extract, aloe vera, green tea, or charcoal. These ingredients deeply hydrate, nourish the skin, and give it a youthful look.
1. How to use sheet masks:
Many people believe that sheet masks are ready-to-use beauty tools that can be just cut-opened, applied to the face, allowed to dry, and then taken off and washed to reveal a glowing skin. But the reality is far from true. Instead, one must follow a complete process to get the desired results from sheet masks. The entire process, broken down into various steps, is given below.
2. Start with cleansing the skin:
Before applying a sheet mask, first rinse the face and cleanse the skin with a gentle face cleanser. Now, pat your face dry with a soft towel to remove the excess water.
3. Apply a toner:
Once you have cleansed the skin, it’s time to prepare your skin to receive rejuvenating nourishment. The sheet masks from Tatvik Ayurveda not only balance your skin’s pH level but also declog the skin pores enabling your skin to derive maximum benefit from the serum on the mask.
4. Place the sheet mask on the face:
Once you have done the ‘groundwork’, it’s time for the main event. The sheet masks come in free size – i.e. one size fits all. So, apply it carefully. Gently place the sheet mask on your forehead and then move it down over your eyes, nose, mouth, and chin. As you go down, smooth out any bumps or wrinkles in an outward motion. Let the mask cling directly to your skin as much as possible.
Wait 20 minutes and then remove the sheet mask: Having placed the sheet mask properly, it’s time to just sit and relax. You may do anything you like – read a book, listen to music, watch your favourite TV show, or simply lie down in a bathtub. So, do whatever you want; just make sure NOT to move the sheet mask around!
You may be tempted to think that the longer you keep the mask on your face, the better it would be for your skin. However, this is far from being true. Ensure you remove the mask while it’s still moist. Waiting until it becomes dry can irritate your skin and remove moisture. About 20 minutes is the appropriate time to leave a sheet mask on.
- Don’t’ wash your face: This is the second misconception about using a sheet mask. When you remove the mask, it leaves some residue on your skin. Please don’t make the mistake of washing it off. This residue is a nutrient-rich serum you want to get absorbed by your skin. So, gently dab the remaining serum into your skin instead of washing off the face.
- Apply serum eye cream & moisturizer: As such, sheet masks come pre-soaked with a powerful serum. So, there is no need to apply serum again. But if you want or your skin needs it, you may use a little more serum.
But any which way, applying a little amount of eye cream and a layer of your favourite moisturizer helps lock all the vitamins and nutrients into your skin and replenish the skin.
The benefits of using sheet masks:
A sheet mask benefits your skin in several ways. But the 3 main areas where sheet masks have a maximum impact are listed below:
1. Hydrating the skin:
Extreme weather conditions, such as harsh sun, dry wind, or air-conditioned air, tend to steal away the moisture of your skin and make it dry and less supple. This dry skin needs the right hydration to restore its moisture and elasticity. That’s where sheet mask comes to your help.
So, if you are looking for a sheet mask to revive your dry skin, Cucumber Sheet Mask is what you should go for. It will give your skin a quick moisture boost without making it greasy or too heavy.
2. Detoxify your skin:
Once you go out, your skin has to face dirt, sweat, excess oil, and other harsh environmental elements, including the make-up. These provide a ‘green channel’ to toxins into your skin, thereby clogging the pores. Oily skin is very prone to clogged pores; people have large, open pores that attract pollutants. A detoxifying sheet mask can reverse the process and its effects.
So, if you too want to detoxify your skin, pick up the Cucumber Sheet Mask from Tatvik Ayurveda. It will extract all the trapped impurities, reduce the size of large pores, and make your skin soft, supple, and glowing.
3. Give a glow to your skin:
Many environmental factors, along with stress, can make your skin dull and worn out. As a result, the skin loses its natural glow and looks youthful. However, a brightening sheet mask can do wonders by infusing new life into tired skin. It can enhance your skin tone and brighten a dull complexion.
So, if that’s what you want, we recommend you try a sheet mask from Tatvik Ayurveda. Infused with the right ingredients, it will brighten your dull skin and reduce dark spots in just 15 minutes. So, brightening sheet masks are made for you, whatever skin type you have.
Different types of sheet masks:
Different sheet masks available in the markets cater to the varying needs of the skin and person concerned. Some of the types of sheet masks are:
1. Hydrating Sheet Mask:
Best suited for dry skin, hydrating sheet mask provides an intense boost of hydration to your skin. So, if you have dry skin, wear a hydrating sheet mask.
2. Oil Control Sheet Mask:
Best suited for oily and acne-prone skin, the oil control sheet mask regulates sebum production. The oily skin tends to have large open pores that easily trap dirt, impurities, sweat and other pollutants.
3. Brightening Sheet Mask:
You need a brightening sheet mask if your skin is dull or has spots. The spots may result from stress, poor lifestyle habits, and overexposure to the sun. They may make your skin dull and tired-looking. So, a brightening sheet mask will do the trick if you want your skin to regain that glow.
4. Detoxifying Sheet Mask:
Worried about clogged pores? You have a valid reason. Environmental pollutants, dirt, sweat, and excess oil can clog your pores and make your complexion look dull and worn out. However, a detoxifying sheet mask can target these impurities and help unclog your pores. In addition, they reduce the size of your pores and minimize their appearance.
5. Anti-Ageing Sheet Mask:
Ageing is a natural process that includes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of your skin’s bounce and firmness and cannot be avoided altogether. But with an anti-ageing sheet mask, it can definitely be delayed. Be among the early starters to the right anti-ageing skincare routine and protect your skin’s youthfulness and elasticity. Don’t forget to look for hyaluronic acid in your anti-ageing sheet mask.
How to choose the perfect sheet mask for you?
Like any other beauty tool, there are different sheet masks for different skin types. So, if your skin feels rough, tight, or flaky, your skin needs lipids, moisturizing active ingredients, fatty substances, and soothing agents such as thermal or floral water. Just what a hydrating mask does.
However, in the case of oily skin, a balancing mask will absorb and regulate excess sebum without drying it out. Here, purifying green clay masks contain hydrating ingredients to protect your epidermis.
If you have mature skin, your skin deserves anti-ageing masks that will deeply moisturize your skin and make it hydrated, firm, and supple.
On the other hand, blemished skin requires an astringent that closes skin pores while zapping blackheads and spots. You may apply them to your entire face or just target problem areas.
Finally, if you have dull skin that’s worn out, your skin needs a peeling mask. The fruit acid enzymes will dissolve dead cells and kick-start cell renewal.
Q.1: How many times can a sheet mask be used?
Ans: The sheet mask contains a lot of serum, which can be absorbed by the skin when re-used. However, this involves the risk of re-introducing dirt and bacteria into the skin. Hence, ideally, a sheet mask should be used only once.
Q.2: Can I wash and reuse the sheet mask?
Ans: No, one cannot wash and use a sheet mask again.
Q.3: Can I keep the sheet mask in the fridge?
Ans: Yes, in fact, it is advisable as well. Keeping your sheet masks in the fridge will keep them chilled and nice to use. The cooling sensation will not only help soothe your skin but also help de-puff the swollen face.
Q.4: Is it enough to use a sheet mask only once a month?
Ans: A sheet mask can be incorporated into your daily skincare routine; for most people, using a sheet mask is advisable 2-3 times a week. Using a mask sheet more than this may irritate your skin, causing redness or breakouts.