Everyone is obsessed with sheets masks
Here's what You Need To Know
Inexpensive, quick, super effective and fun. These are just a few reasons the world is obsessed with the Korean beauty staple known as sheet masks. New versions of this cult-favorite product are popping up daily, but if you’re still confused and overwhelmed, worry not, we’re here to break it all down; how-to’s, important tips, and of course some of Ohlolly’s favorites and best sellers!
What is a sheet mask?
A sheet mask is a one-time-use face treatment. The main goal of sheet masks is to add moisture to your skin. However, you can definitely expect other fantastic perks, such as pore care, acne care, brightening and anti-aging effects. Masks are typically made from cotton fibers or gel-type materials, and they’re soaked in a rich essence packed with hydrating and other skin-benefiting ingredients. The masks provide a protective barrier between your skin and the outside elements, which allow your skin enough time to fully soak-in all the amazing skin-happy ingredients.
TIP #1: Set a timer!
More time does not mean better results. Stick to the recommended treatment time when wearing your mask, typically 20-30 minutes. Leaving your mask on too long can actually cause reverse effects where the mask begins to soak moisture from your skin. We don’t want that.
How do I use a sheet mask?
At first, using a sheet mask might be a bit awkward to put on, and feel a bit slimy, and (be warned) you’re going to look terrifying. But trust us, it’s all worth it! Here’s a general how-to for a typical sheet mask:
- Open the package and pull out the folded mask and carefully unfold.
- Starting at your forehead, place the mask on your face, lining up the eye holes and then working downwards, lining up the nose and mouth openings as you go.
- Once the mask is on, gently smooth away any creases or air pockets.
TIP #2: Don’t wash. Tap!
After removing your mask, don’t wash your face. Let your skin soak in every last bit of the skin-beneficial ingredients. Gently tap in any extra essence left on your face, which will help with full absorption.
When do I use a sheet mask?
Use in the morning, evening or whenever you’ve got a few minutes to give your skin a boost of moisture. Just cleanse your face, tone and then simply apply a sheet mask. The sheet mask replaces your essence step in your routine, so finish with moisturizer and/ or SPF.
TIP #3: Waste not!
Don’t throw away the extra essence in the package! Instead, apply it anywhere that needs some extra moisture. The neck is an oft-forgotten place, or even arms and elbows.
How often do I use a sheet mask?
Once or twice a week is a good goal. Although, like everything K-beauty, it’s all about customizing to your skin’s specific needs. Here at Ohlolly we’ve been doing a five-day sheet mask challenge. I’m on day three and my skin is already noticeably softer. Co-founder, Sue, recently did the challenge and said that sheet masking cut down on the amount of moisturizing steps she normally does, plus, it gave her a few much-needed minutes every day to unwind!
TIP #4: Cool it.
Keep your sheet mask stash in the fridge. A nicely chilled sheet mask will not only help cool you down but de-puff your skin on a warm summer night.
Join our five-day sheet mask challenge! Just sheet mask once a day for five consecutive days and share your thoughts with us on social. Please tag us @ohlollybeauty on Instagram. Ready to get started? Here are some of Ohlolly’s best sellers, current favorites and our curated 5-pack collections. Plus, take 25% off all sheet masks!
*Code MASK25 expires at midnight, 7/24/17. One discount code per order. Final sale.
Five-Day Challenge Sets
Here are our special 5-pack sets for your specific skincare needs and concerns. Save even more when you buy these pre-bundled sets. Enjoy!
Moisture Barrier / Nature Ampoule - Brightening / Nature Ampoule - Moisture / Nature Ampoule - Nutrition / Nature Ampoule - Firming
Clear and Bright
Goodal Black Charcoal Sparkling Clear / Polatam Water Gel Extra Force Brightening / Benton Snail Bee High Content / Cosrx Holy Moly / Evercos Luxury Bogam Herbal Wolfiporia
Polatam Pure Cream Firming Radiance / Dr. Jart+ Dermask Intra Jet Wrinkless Solution / Evercos Luxury Bogam Herbal Red Ginseng / Goodal Nature Ampoule - Firming / Dr. G Wrinkle Snail
Renew and Repair
Polatam Water Gel Extra Force Repairing / Dr. G Wrinkle Snail / Papa Recipe Bombee Honey / Evercos Luxury Bogam Herbal Bishop’s Weed / Tonymoly Broccoli Vitality
Dr. G Aqua Collagen / Polatam Pure Cream Hydro Radiance / Dr. Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Soothing Hydra Solution / Goodal Moisture Barrier / Evercos Luxury Bogam Herbal Licorice
Ohlolly Favorites & Best Selling Sheet Masks
Written by Kait / Editor @ Ohlolly.com