The Ultimate Guide to Sheet Masks
Designed to enhance your skin’s glow, sheet masks are face-shaped sheets of fabric that have been soaked in a rich, nutritionally potent skin serum. Originally designed in Korea, face sheet masks have become a popular skincare trend, as they deliver effective ingredients. Simply, position the sheet mask onto your face, sit back and allow time for the serum to penetrate the skin - once finished, you’ll feel like your face has been rejuvenated and refreshed. With various types of face sheet masks available, each one has a unique formula of ingredients, designed to deliver a boost of vitamins, minerals and amino acids for visibly brighter skin.
Not to be confused with traditional skincare, clay masks and sheet masks are used for completely different reasons. While traditional masks often draw out impurities and are used to give the skin a deep clean, sheet masks are ideal for hydrating and plumping the skin’s volume. These two very different types of masks are meant to be used in combination with each other. After sheet masks are properly understood, you can make sure that your skincare routine is up to date with the latest beauty trends and technology.
The benefits of sheet masks explained
Delivering a boost of skin hydration, sheet masks are primarily used to moisturise the skin with their potent serums. Many different masks, including the Garnier tissue masks, will feature hydrating active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and ceramides for visibly brighter and healthier skin. Let’s dive into how these ingredients work with your skin. First off is hyaluronic acid, it works like a water fountain in your skin and holds 1000x times its weight in water for the purpose of ultimate skin hydration, the Hydra Bomb Tissue Face Mask Chamomile has been enriched with hyaluronic acid for these benefits. Antioxidants are also super important for skincare, as they help minimise environmental damage and can revive the skin. The Hydra Bomb Tissue Face Mask Pomegranate contains pomegranate extract which is rich in antioxidants and can provide 24-hour hydration after application. Finally, ceramides are your skin cell strengtheners, they help improve the skin’s protective barrier to keep harmful irritants out. Together these ingredients can minimise skin concerns like aging skin, dryness, irritations and more. Formulated with these incredible skin ingredients, sheet masks work to enhance your natural glow for smoother, stronger, and visibly brighter skin.
If you haven’t tried masking, it’s sure to become one of your favourite skincare practices. Face sheet masks are a great way to exercise self-care, by encouraging you to take time out of your busy day to sit down and relax while your face is being pampered. Sheet masks are formulated with potent serums to deeply nourish and hydrate your skin. So, sit back, relax, and let the sheet mask do all the work. But first, make sure you're using the right sheet mask for your skin needs.
How to use a sheet mask in a skincare routine?
Incorporating a sheet mask into a skincare routine is simple - you can use them as frequently as you like. With the included ingredient of hyaluronic acid, it’s recommended to use a face sheet mask 3 times a week for ultimate hydration. It’s always best to follow the directions of your chosen product, but here are some helpful tips on how to apply to get the best results.
- Cleanse your face before application
Make your skin a blank canvas for the sheet mask. Cleansing your skin prepares your face and will remove any unwanted impurities before application.
- Line up the sheet mask for steady application
Peel the face sheet mask and locate the eye holes. Once you’ve got it all ready, you’ll see that the sheet mask has facial features to fit snugly on your skin’s surface.
- Smooth the mask out and let it sit
Place the sheet mask onto the face and begin smoothing the fabric into all the creases around the nose, chin and cheeks. Make sure the sheet mask avoids the eye area for a comfortable application and allow it to sit for 15 minutes (or as instructed on the packaging). The unique solution will keep the mask in place while the hydrating serum begins to work on the skin.
- Peel and reveal gorgeous skin
Once time’s up, gently peel off the sheet mask to reveal visibly plumper and more hydrated skin. Don’t wash your face directly after the sheet mask, let the serum continue to work its magic on the skin. Simply, dispose of the sheet as all tissue masks are a one-use product.
- Excess serum? Apply to the neck, chest and hands
If you find that there’s any excess serum, be sure to make use of it and massage it gently into your neck, chest, hands or other areas that need a little extra care.
- Don’t forget your eyes
The delicate skin around your eyes is often the first place to show signs of dehydration or age, so don’t forget to add a targeted boost of hydration. Smooth, de-puff, or brighten with a dedicated eye sheet mask. Quench thirsty skin with the SkinActive HydraBomb Eye Tissue Mask Coconut with hydrating coconut water and hyaluronic acid. Had a big week? Look to our SkinActive HydraBomb Eye Tissue Mask Orange, formulated with anti-oxidant rich orange juice to help banish dark circles and undereye bags.
The new Garnier range of ampoule sheet masks
An ampoule is a small vial that houses formulas of highly concentrated serums - used to describe something of great potency. The new Garnier range of ampoule sheet masks deliver strong hydrating results in just 5 minutes. These supercharged masks are best suited for busy people, delivering incredible skincare results in no time. Discover the right Garnier Ampoule Face Sheet Mask for your skincare needs below.
Garnier Vitamin C + Pineapple ‘Anti-Fatigue’ Ampoule Face Sheet Mask
Target your tired-looking skin with the Garnier Vitamin C + Pineapple ‘Anti-Fatigue’ Ampoule Face Sheet Mask, this can re-energise your skin for extra radiance. Brighten your skin and have a fresh face with this revitalising sheet mask.
Garnier Hyaluronic Acid + Watermelon ‘Firm’ Ampoule Face Sheet Mask
Give your skin extra volume with the Garnier Hyaluronic Acid + Watermelon ‘Firm’ Ampoule Face Sheet Mask, a sheet mask for plumper, firmer and brighter skin. Restore your skin and visibly reduce signs of aging in just five minutes.
Garnier Niacinamide + Kale ‘Detox’ Ampoule Face Sheet Mask
Make sure to rebalance and revive your skin with the Garnier Niacinamide + Kale ‘Detox Ampoule Face Sheet Mask. Ideal for combination skin types, this mask can target excess sebum (natural oils) while delivering important hydration.
Green sheet masks that won’t harm the planet
Garnier uses vegan ingredients for their face sheet masks, ensuring all products are cruelty-free. The sheet fabrics are sourced from two types of fibres; calcium alginate (a type of seaweed ethically sourced from Chile) and lyocell (derived from sustainable wood).
Give your skin the boost it needs and feel the difference 5 minutes can make to your face. Garnier sheet masks are designed to leave your skin feeling plumper, brighter and softer. Browse the range of Garnier skincare products and revive your skin today.