How Often to Use Korean Sheet Masks
Korean sheet masks are some of the most popular items we sell, as the benefits of these masks are clear for all to see. They are a great addition to a K Beauty skincare regime, make great gifts, and are fun for a self-care sleepover too!
But what exactly do you gain from using Korean sheet masks and how often should you use them? We take a closer look at this holy grail K Beauty product.
What Are Korean Sheet Masks?
Korean sheet masks are a face mask product where a literal sheet lies over the face. The sheet is often made from cotton or Tencel fibres for a soft, lightweight cover. The purpose of the sheet is to help with applying the liquid product, encouraging maximum absorption into the skin.
Facemask products without the sheet element tend to have a thicker, creamier consistency to keep them in place. Because sheet masks physically hold the ingredients against your face, the product can be a liquid consistency, allowing for ultimate absorption.
How Often to Use Korean Sheet Masks?
There are mixed messages about how often to use Korean sheet masks, with some Asian beauty bloggers recommending using two sheet masks a day! Many sheet masks will give results after just one use, so it’s certainly not essential to use them that frequently to see the benefits. The type of product — and what you’re using them for — can determine how often to use a particular Korean sheet mask.
Are Korean Sheet Masks Suitable For Everyday Use?
Korean skincare products are notoriously gentle, utilising natural ingredients to treat the skin without irritating. Sheet masks are no different, and most are suitable for everyday use as part of a skincare routine. Whether you opt for a full 10 step Korean beauty routine or you want to boost your results once a week, regular use of sheet masks has many benefits.
A’Pieu has two handy packs, the Hyaluthione Soonsoo and Black Tea daily masks, which come in a box of 33 individual sheets. The tubs seal tightly so your sheet masks won’t dry out, and they’re not individually wrapped, so don’t use excessive packaging. These A’Pieu sheet mask tubs come with mini tweezers to help you extract a mask a day from the pack.
The Dr. Jart+ sheet masks are super popular, partly due to the range of treatments and benefits available. These masks have a two-step process, including a highly concentrated ampoule and a flexible rubber mask made of naturally derived algae and clay. The range of sheet masks includes:
- Soothing allantoin
- Brightening vitamin C
- Moisturising hyaluronic acid
- Firming collagen
- Hydration lover
These masks are worn for 30-40 minutes and can be used daily for best results.
Masks For Specific Skin Complaints
While most Korean skincare is suitable for daily use, products specifically aimed at problem areas can be more intense. Knowing how often to use Korean sheet masks with targeted properties can help ensure you’re using the right product in the right way.
Products like the Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Masks are designed to heal irritated skin. Deciding how often to use a Korean sheet mask that targets specific skin complaints like redness, dryness or breakouts depends on how often you’re suffering from the issue. The Goodbye Redness mask is used as a treatment rather than a preventative measure, so you want to use this kind of mask on occasions when you’re addressing something more particular.
Similarly, Benton Aloe Soothing Masks provide a refreshing, hydrating result as a part of a standard skincare routine but can also treat irritated and sensitive skin.
The Dr. Jart+Dermask Ultra Jet Porecting Solution Masks are formulated to reduce and tighten visible pores. Gently patting the mask once it’s in place activates the foaming element, drawing out impurities from the skin. Some sensitive skin types might prefer less intense sheet mask treatments than this deep penetrating product. That’s not to say you shouldn’t use them frequently, but the results are long lasting, so there’s no need for daily application!
The Benefits of Frequently Using Korean Sheet Masks
Consistency is key for getting the most out of a Korean skincare routine. So however often you choose to use a Korean sheet mask, try and build it into your routine. Your skin’s behaviour is constantly changing, and new routines will change the habits of your skin too. Whether you do a sheet mask once a week or once a day, try and maintain the routine so your skin stays consistent.
It’s a great idea to incorporate Korean sheet masks into your routine as the seasons change, as environmental factors like a change in temperature and humidity can have a huge impact on the complexion. A change in season can affect skin’s behaviour, and sheet masks are an effective way to provide instant hydration. Similarly, if you find that your skin is prone to oiliness at certain times of the year, sheet masks can provide a quick solution.
Stress can manifest in the skin’s behaviour, too, resulting in breakouts, redness, oiliness or dry skin. During periods of stress or breakouts, you may choose to increase how often you use Korean sheet masks to provide an effective, quick response.
There are other benefits to having a consistent skincare routine and studies have shown that a daily skincare ritual can boost mental health! Korean sheet masks are perfect for self-care as they require you to sit still for 15-20 minutes and do very little. It’s a great opportunity to practice meditation or mindfulness or simply take a short break while your face mask works wonders on your skin.
Discover the vast range of Korean sheet masks we have available and start reaping the benefits of these amazing K Beauty products!