Compared to face masks, which have been around since Cleopatra’s day, sheet masks are a relatively latest entries in the skincare industry. But, if you wish to make your skin look radiant, plumper, bouncy, brightened and more hydrated in just 10 to 12 minutes to spare, and without the messiness associated with traditional masks, then sheet masks are for you. Sheet masks are everywhere and all prominent skincare brands have brought forth different versions of them. Sheet masks have gained popularity because of their ease of use, you can use them in airplane, while traveling, and even when you are taking a power nap. Owing to its popularity, there is even a stand-alone store in NYC devoted to selling just sheet masks, called “The Mask Bar.”But, as we all know that too much of a good thing isn’t always good, read on to figure out how often should you use sheet mask.
Believe it or not, an average Korean woman uses up to two sheet masks a day. While to get a facial once a week itself is exhausting enough for most of us, there are people who have the time to do two sheet masks every single day. But that’s the secret behind Korean beauties. If this schedule doesn’t suit you due to time-constraint, you can apply at least three to four times a week to keep your skin glowing.
Also, based on the ingredients of sheet mask, here is the general thumb rule to follow while using sheet masks. You can use hydrating sheet masks almost every single day, but sheet masks with anti-aging, brightening, detoxifying, soothing, acne-control properties should be used more sparingly (like twice a week). So, always listen to your skin while using these.
Also, your skin type also plays a part. So, pay attention to how your skin reacts post-application. For example, clay masks are best for oily skinned beauties where they can use up to 3 times a week but people with dry or sensitive skin type will benefit only from a weekly application.
So, create your own schedule by considering these three things:
- Look at your skin: Every face is different! So always pay attention to the condition of your skin and how it is feeling.
- Look at the product: It may not be the frequency of masking that’s affecting your skin, but the actual mask you are putting on.
- Look at the environment: Depending on your location, climate, and travel schedule, you may need to decrease or increase your sheet mask frequency.
So, to conclude, sheet masks can be applied as many times as you want throughout the day or week, but it is important to listen to your skin and create your own schedule accordingly for best results and pick sheet masks according to your skin concern.
Source: Makeupandbeauty.com – Pavithra K