If you’ve noticed the trend on social media of people covered in horror movie-looking masks, you’re not alone. Sheet masks are everywhere! And while they might look scary, they yield beautiful results. In this blog, we’ll break down exactly how a sheet mask works and how it can benefit your skin!
How They Work
Hailing from South Korea, a country known for its beauty and skincare treatments, sheet masks offer ultra-soothing hydration for tired, aging and dull skin. According to director of laser and dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Heidi Waldorf, these treatments “deliver product deep into the skin in a concentrated way” (Source).
Made from cut-out sheets of fabric to fit your face, a sheet mask is soaked with a serum in order to penetrate deep into your skin. Furthermore, the mask creates a barrier so that the serum doesn’t evaporate.
Applying a mask is simple and relaxing—apply to a clean face, leave it on for 20 minutes (we recommend lying down to help the solution absorb better), peel off and pat remaining solution into skin for a glowing complexion.
What are the Benefits of Sheet Masks?
Loaded with a wide variety of nutritious ingredients, sheet masks help brighten skin and promote collagen production. Unlike paste-based masks (like clay masks) that dry out the skin, sheet masks stay moisturized even after you’re done with them. This is especially great for those with sensitive skin!
In addition, these masks deliver immediate results. As soon as you take one off, you will notice bright, healthy-looking skin.
Finally, sheet masks are a relaxing addition to any self-care regimen. For an extra treat, try some infused water for even more hydration (you can even use the leftover cucumber on your eyes for the full at-home spa experience)
Different Types of Sheet Masks
While there are a plethora of sheet masks available for you to try, our favorite is from Image Skincare:
This next generation sheet mask is constructed from a unique, patented hydrogel technology, derived from red algae and carob tree and is designed to increase the delivery of active ingredients into the skin for the ultimate anti-aging benefits. The breathable, 3-D design traps moisture, helping active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin.
What exactly is in these sheet masks? We’ve highlighted some of the star ingredients below. Make sure to talk with your esthetician to determine which mask is right for you.
Willow Bark Extract
Containing salicin (similar to aspirin), this ingredient has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and relieve skin.
Licorice Root Extract
The plant sterols promote elasticity and fight inflammation, while an acid (glycyrrhizin) increases naturally-occurring steroid hormones in the skin.
Daisy Flower Extract
A powerful brightening acid, tyrosine is used to prevent hyperpigmentation for all skin types.
Ginseng Root Extract
With antioxidant and energy-supporting properties, Ginseng is a powerful anti-aging ingredient packed with phytonutrients that will leave skin glowing.
Should You Try One?
If you’ve noticed your skin could use a boost of moisture, absolutely! The best part? When you purchase a 90-minute signature facial with us, you will get a free Image Skincare sheet mask to amplify your treatment through July 21, 2017.
Call us at (303) 573-7484 to book an appointment and receive your free mask now!