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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5 Ways to Get More From Your Sheet Mask

5 Ways to Get More From Your Sheet Mask

Sheet masks are storming the beauty world and rightly so: they are cheap, cheerful and perhaps more importantly effective but are you making the most of your sheet mask? With a little trial, error and internet pointers, I have sussed out how you can squeeze a little more out of each sheet mask.

5 Ways to Get More From Your Sheet Mask

1, Double dose - forget setting aside 15 minutes to enjoy your mask and make time for a half an hour pamper session. Sheet masks are technically double sided so half way through your relaxing at-home facial treatment, flip your mask over and enjoy the cooling dose of hydration once again - this is especially blissful and complexion saving when aboard a long-haul flight.

5 Ways to Get More From Your Sheet Mask

2, Squeeze before applying - on average each sheet mask sachet contains around 15ml to 30ml of serum, more than your skin could possibly absorb at any one time. To encourage your skin to make the most of the additional hydration, and to prevent your complexion from becoming overwhelmed, gently squeeze the mask while it is inside the sachet to release excess product and then apply to the skin.

5 Ways to Get More From Your Sheet Mask

3, Store upright - let's ignore the fact I am a (not so) secret sheet mask hoarder (I'm sure you had your suspicions anyway) and concentrate on my storage method - a cheap and cheerful basket from the Pound Shop (Dollar Tree if U.S based). Find any container large enough to store your stash and place the sachets inside upright; if you find you have more storage than masks, use books to gently jam the masks into an upright position. By storing your masks in such manner, you are ensuring that any excess product gently drips off ready for use, each and every time.

5 Ways to Get More From Your Sheet Mask

4, Use it or loose it - speaking of excess product, do not disregard the extra serum; I'd hate for you to waste money or miss an additional skin treat. You can apply the serum to the face or the body, either directly after the mask or squirrel away for the following evening. I also recommend purchasing some dry sheet masks (like these), becoming a little crafty and create your own D.I.Y sheet mask at home, or mix the serum in with you night cream. When saving the additional contents of your sheet mask sachet, be sure to close over the packet - I typically use an elastic band but a close peg, or even a paper clip will do in a pinch.

5 Ways to Get More From Your Sheet Mask

5, Re-think how when use your masks - since late November I've crawled into bed and slapped a sheet mask on each and every night; a pricey habit but enjoyable and beneficial all the same. However I have began working out at 6am every morning and come bed-time, I don't quite have the energy to pop on a mask, relax for 30 minutes and then follow up with my evening skincare routine. As such, I have found myself ripping open a sheet mask, and popping it on while on the stationary bike while at home - I also recommend reaching for a sheet mask straight after a shower (while the pores are open) to really reap the skin moisturising benefits.

Now if you excuse me I have a date with my exercise bike and a Green Tea sheet mask - let's hope the postman doesn't knock any time soon...

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11 comments:

  1. I'm really liking the image of someone sweating it out on an exercise bike with a sheet mask on. There needs to be a gif of this somewhere!I tried wearing a sheet mask to do yoga but it doesn't work...obviously. :p Great tips, I like to use sheet masks in the mornings for some reason and always save the rest of serum to use as a body moisturiser later on.

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  2. Ooh I didn't know you can get dry sheet masks - that sounds like something I need to try!!
    I'm also loving the image of you on a static bike with a sheet mask on, haha!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  3. Such good tips! I haven't tried any sheet masks but would love to!

    littlemisslifestyle271.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. you have some great points here, thank you!

    www.peachplz.com

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  5. I loove sheetmasks :D they are great! I prefer using them while watching dramas on my laptop - more happiness combined :D

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  6. I love sheet masks! I use them daily and always save the packet so I can use the extra essence in the morning. Thanks for the tip about storing them upwards! <3

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  7. These sound and look amazing!!!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  8. I think you are officially the sheet mask guru, I clearly am not making the most of my sheet masks. Well done on the 6am gym sessions, I hope I can follow your example but alas I love a lie in -_-

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  9. Thank you for this. I am yet to try sheet masks but I really want to and these tips will help me get the full potential first time out!

    Robyn | www.robynlouiiise.com

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  10. I love this post!! I totally love sheet masks. Usually if my kids are up I scare them while I am wearing one. I did like the tip of squeezing them before putting them. Love the post

    Suzie
    nomomjeansblog.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks for sharing this! I've bought myself some sheet masks on my holiday trip to Sauth Korea, and I love them! I'll definitely try your tip with using the leftover serum on my body :)

    xx Mena
    http://www.eunha.at

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