The Best Sheet Masks For Your Skin Type, According To Experts
November 21, 2017
There’s nothing more pampering than a great sheet face mask. You’re able to sit back, relax, and channel serious spa-like vibes wherever you may be—even if it’s on an airplane that’s cruising at ten thousand feet. The reason these highly-saturated formulations are loved by celebrities, dermatologists, and beauty junkies everywhere? “Sheet masks are extremely beneficial to the skin due to the myriad conditions they can treat and the innumerable amount of ingredients they may contain," explains dermatologist Marnie Nussbaum, M.D.
But how exactly do they work? "Our facial skin is made up of 64 percent water, which means when that supply is depleted, not only will fine lines and wrinkles appear but the skin will have a dull, ashy complexion,” says Nussbaum. Using a mask counteracts these negative effects by plumping up the look of skin and increasing blood flow. “They allow your skin to absorb vital nutrients and lock in the moisture,” she says.
Sheet masks should be treated as an extension of your current skin-care routine and used whenever you want to give your face a little extra TLC. “Hydration masks may be used for twenty minutes every night—which also helps de-stress the mind and body. However, many people use masks one to two times a week,” says Nussbaum. “They should be used after any anti-aging serums, but prior to any nighttime moisturizers."
So no matter if you’re a sheet mask newbie or a self-proclaimed junkie looking for a new one to try out, we asked four doctors to share their go-to formulas. Read on to see the best options for your skin type.
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Bye bye, blackheads: “It contains lactic acid, which helps to dissolve dead skin cells and will tighten pores,” says Imahiyerobo-Ip