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Sheet face masks don’t have to be a special treat!
Incorporating sheet masks into your skincare routine can do the trick when you want to deliver targeted treatment to your skin. Learn more about how to choose the best sheet face masks for your skincare goals and how you can add them to your daily self-care regime.
How to Choose the Best Sheet Mask for Your Skin
Of course, not all sheet masks are created equal. The best sheet face masks are packed full of hero ingredients that work wonders on your skin while still being gentle and hydrating. They’re also convenient, easy to use, and no-mess compared to other types of masks.
Along with these qualities, you should also look for the best sheet mask for your skin type and goals. Someone with red, acne-prone skin may benefit more from a clear skin sheet mask made with tea tree and willow bark to slay skin-clogging bacteria while someone with dehydrated skin needs a hydrating sheet mask with hyaluronic acid. Someone looking for more anti-aging to target fine lines should look for Retinol masks. A no-mess mud mask is a great way to detox, purify, and overall tighten your skin.
When searching for the best sheet mask, keep your skin type in mind and always look for soothing, hydrating ingredients that are good for your complexion.
Adding Patchology Sheet Masks to Your Routine
Luckily, adding sheet face masks to your skincare regime is a breeze! Here’s some inspo for how to find and incorporate the best Patchology sheet masks and more into your self-care routine.
How Do Sheet Masks Work?
Facial treatment masks are super easy to use since they’re designed for your face! Simply unfold your mask and apply it to your clean, dry face. It's a great idea to use both a cleanser and toner prior to use to make sure your pores are ready.
The sheet mask should be placed over your entire face and pressed snugly into your facial contours. Convenient cutouts around the eyes, nose, and mouth make it easy to deliver treatment where you need it (and avoid it where you don’t).
After you remove your mask, there’s no need to rinse! Let all that good stuff absorb into your skin as you follow up with your typical skincare routine.
How Long Should I Leave a Sheet Face Mask On?
At Patchology, our FlashMasques® can deliver their key ingredients to your skin in as little as five minutes. Of course, you can leave them on longer if you want!
Real Simple recommends that you don’t leave a sheet mask on for more than 20-30 minutes, since it can be counterproductive and begin to dry out your skin. So we don't recommend sleeping in any sheet masks.
How Often Should I Use Face Mask Sheets?
How often you use a sheet face mask depends on your skin type and its active ingredients. The experts at Byrdie explain that sheet masks containing active ingredients like glycolic acid or retinol should be used once a week so you don’t irritate or over-exfoliate your skin.
However, sheet masks with more gentle ingredients can be used once a week or as often as needed.
When to Use Sheet Mask in My Routine?
As you can see, it’s easy to add a quick five-minute face mask to your skincare routine! You can use the best sheet face masks before makeup in the morning or at night after you cleanse your skin. Then, simply follow your normal skincare products and routine.
Here are some of the best sheet face masks to add to your routine:
- On Ice hydrogel mask de-puffs and firms while cooling your skin in just 10 minutes
- Hydrate 5-Minute Sheet Mask is perfect for dehydrated or dry skin
- Illuminate 5 Minute Sheet Mask helps to even skin tone and brighten your complexion
- Get Dewy With It Sheet Mask delivers a hit of hydration where you need it most
- Just Let It Glow Facial Sheet Mask restores your glow from within