Beauty, Skin Tips

Sheet Mask 101

Sheet masks have been used in Korea for years now, so I’m super excited to see that they are being more widely used and actually kind of trending here in the States! There are many different types of masks out there and people typically use them to give their skin the maximum amount of hydration and lock in moisture. At this point, I consider them a total skincare routine staple! Although they’re pretty commonly used now, I still get a lot of questions about its benefits so I decided to give you all a little Sheet Mask 101! So grab your notebook, a number two pencil and get ready to take some notes!

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WHO can use it:
Anyone and everyone can use a
sheet mask or three in their life! It can only help. I mean the iPhone 7 plus just captures everything these days, am I right?

WHAT is it:
A sheet mask is basically a sheet made out of papers, fibers or gel types that has been cut up to fit your face. It’s been soaked in a hydrating liquid, which is kind of the same thing as putting a serum on your face.

WHEN to use it:
Some people use it every single day. Some people use it when their skin is feeling dry and they need extra moisture. I use it whenever I can!  
I really like to throw one on at the end of the day when I need to check my emails and dry my hair.  This is what I call multi-tasking at it’s finest.  Bless Allen’s heart.

WHERE to use it:
Anywhere! So long as you don’t mind looking like Freddy Kruger. I typically use it in the comfort of my own home, but you do you!

WHY use it:
I use it for it’s amazing hydration benefits. Anytime I use a sheet mask my skin always feels fantastic after! It’s just an easy way to #TreatYoSelf!

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Here are some things you may not know about the sheet mask:

1. Use the leftover serum from the package on the décolletage and rest of your body! Dont waste this goodness!
2. 
Make sure you do not wash your face when you’re done with the sheet mask. Pat the excess in, let your skin soak it up and then continue with your regular nightly routine!
3. Unlike other more abrasive masks, sheet masks are okay to use every day.

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There are so many different types of sheet masks on the market right now, all ranging in price. You can go to Koreatown and buy one for $1, and then there are really luxurious ones from SKII for a hundred dollars! But no matter how much money you spend on them, make sure NOT to wash off the excess serum when you’re done! 

I also love a really good eye mask when I’m flying.  You guys know I have no shame! Some masks say they will detox but I always prefer a clay mask  for detoxing. Are there any other skincare products you want to learn more about? Let me know in the comments below and have a great day!

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33 Comments
  • Jamila Cheé says:

    I love sheet masks! Especially the Korean brands. Not only do I use sheet masks but I also use those masks that you are supposed to wash off after and pat skin dry. And then there are those peel off masks. I’ve used them before too but it’s not fun when it’s time to peel off and you have peach fuzz on your face. Also… I think it’s not too good when it’s tugging on your skin as well. Do you use or have you used any of those type of masks as well?

  • Leda says:

    Green hand in skin care appear ! I only know dry mask sheet.

  • Kay says:

    Believe it or not, I haven’t tried a sheet mask before. I was planning to for a while, but I kind of put it on the back burner… Thank you for the great tips!

  • I’m always on the search for new sheet masks! Thanks for all the awesome recs! I’m hoping to splurge more on them, instead of just buying them from my local Korean marketplace.

    Personally, I’d love to find a good moisturizer. My skin has changed as I’ve aged (from oily/combo to dry/combo), and my old faves have lost their original luster. I’d love to see if you could recommend some brands!

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  • Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been avidly using sheet masks since I was in my senior year of high school, and I have to say, they definitely help and make such a difference! <3 🙂 I love how easy and convenient they are to use, and they just make your skin glow afterwards! Haha loving all of these photos!

    XO, Elizabeth
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  • Mary says:

    You look glamorous even with a mask on! Thanks for sharing this. I’d going to try it
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  • Dalila says:

    Great post and good tips! I’ve never thought about using the extra product on my body.
    I started using sheet masks when I discovered them at Sephora. They are very effective.
    I’d like to read a post about facial cleansing brushes, I know you use the Foreo one but there are so many on the market if you could do a post by sharing how to properly use it and why it is worthy.

  • Natalie says:

    I love sheet masks! My favourites are Sally’s Box Loverecipe peach mask and Mediheals, I.P.I Lightmax Ampoule Mask Ex and E.G.T Timetox ampoule masks, I get from Miin, a Korean cosmetic store in Barcelona.

    I like to gently tear the mask along the nose bridge for a snugger fit around the nose and eye area. My only issue with them is the plastic waste. I would love to know if there’s an more environmentally friendly version!

  • HAHA! You’re so funny… bless Allen’s heart. You can get that egg one in Topshop in London! I’ve literally been using them once a week since I saw it on your snapchat ages ago! Thanks for the tips! x

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  • Vivian says:

    Agree, I always go for clay for detoxing and a sheet mask to rehydrate and feel pampered 😉

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  • Diana says:

    I love the hydration benefits of sheet masks as well! Love that there are really cute printed masks nowadays too 🙂

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  • Ana says:

    I love this post! I’ve been using sheet masks for years now & they’ve become a staple in my skincare as well! I firmly believe these are what have kept my skin texture smooth and supple. Korea town has TONS of little shops that sell them in packs which will last you forever. My favorite ones that I swear by are Dr. Jart and Nature Republic brands which are easiest to find.

  • Eileen says:

    Thanks for this great post! How long would you recommend leaving the mask on for?

  • Kimmie says:

    I have 10 sheet masks that I purchased recently that I was too intimidated to try. Thanks for this post! I started using a face oil recently, but I’m not sure if there are others that might benefit my skin more. A similar post like this one for face oils would be super helpful!

  • Linh says:

    I love the idea of face masks but don’t like to use them because there’s so much waste from just one use. If the mask is made of cotton, at least I won’t feel too bad but all the packaging and that plastic piece that you have to pull off of the mask, are all nonrecyclable waste. Would you make recommendations for masks that are bottled please? Thanks!

  • Stasja says:

    I love these tips! I’ve just bought a few Korean sheet masks and can’t wait to use them.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Great information and tips! I love using face mask. 🙂

  • Anita lee says:

    Hi, I love your tips on skin cares. I was wondering if you know a good place for facial. Specially Korean places. I watched one of your snapchats which you were in Korea and that facial was amazing on your skin. I live in LA if there is any place spa like that in LA please let us know where that is!!

    Thank you

  • Heather says:

    Love sheet masks! I never wash off the serum…unless it is a clay-based formula since clay can really dry out your skin if left on for too long. You leave your clay-based sheet mask serums on as well?

    xxoo

  • Lauren says:

    Huge fan of sheet masks. I picked up a big pack of the Tony Moly seaweed ones recently, love em!

    xx
    Lauren
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  • Jyoti says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    Thanks for the sheet mask tips. I love sheet masks!! I use them every week. Can you please tell more about the facial mist? I know you talk a lot about facial mists on your blogs and your tube videos but I have a few questions.

    I have water facial mist which I use once in a while and I have a makeup setting spray which I use daily. Can I skip the setting spray and use the facial mist instead?
    Can I add facial mist in my skin care regime? If so, when should I use it : Right after I cleanse my face or after using the toner or after moisturizing? Also, some say water facial mist makes the skin dryer and instead we should go for the hydrating ones. Can you please comment on this too?

    I have a dry to combination skin. My skin issues are hydration and fine lines. However, my skin has improved a lot after following some of your skincare tips though I am still struggling with my fine lines. But thanks a lot 🙂

    I would be looking forwarding to your blog 🙂

    Thanks again,
    Jyoti

  • Linda says:

    Definitely need to try this!

    Linda
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  • Alyssa says:

    Your skin is flawless! I need to try one of these sheet masks!
    xx

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  • Leah says:

    I love love love sheet masks!
    Could you do one on serums?

  • Fatou Diaw says:

    wow! thank you for the tutorihttps://closettostreet.com/al. very helpful.

  • Diana says:

    I’m loving this new beauty trend.

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  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
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  • Audrey says:

    Would you say honey all over the face is good as a hydrating mask, Chriselle? Or do you have any recommendations for 100% natural ingredient face masks? I’ve been trying to go natural route lately after looking at all the chemicals in skincare products, but still want to keep my skin hydrated with regular masking!

    Velveteencockroach

  • HERRENDEZVOUS says:

    Interesting post! X

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    I love using sheet mask, it’s so convenience and essential to the everyday skin care routine. Great tips! 🙂

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