😌SHEET MASKS😌is the entry product to asian beauty without a doubt. And it does come with its own set of benefits. BUT if you do have extremely sensitive, reactive skin, or acne-prone skin, you need to be extra cautious and think twice before you reach for it!🙌🏼
⚡️Make sure your skin knows and likes all the ingredients you're about to put on. Your skin has to bear with it for at least 10-20 minutes. -
⚡️Perfume additives, essential oil : Not a good thing to force feed for sensitive skin. -
⚡Preservatives : Don't get me wrong! Preservatives are needed to keep your product safe from breeding bacteria or going off. But given the fact sheet mask has to prevent the sheet from growing bacteria/fungi, it requires a tad bit more of preservatives. -
⚡️Alcohol : Alcohol in moisturizers? Okay. At least it gives you that instant cooling sensation and matte finish then it disappears. But when denat alcohol is in sheet masks, your exposing your skin to more dryness. -
⚡️ Low quality ingredients : I see some sheet masks retailing for 50 cents and it makes me doubtful that they would put high grade ingredients. -
⚡️ Switching sheet masks : You don’t normally stick to one single sheet mask, you rotate brands and ranges. It’s like introducing your skin to new ingredients every time. For sensitive, reactive skin, this is a major red flag. Stick to what you know it's going to work!
🌴So basically, if you have dehydration or naturally dry skin, that's not as reactive, sheet mask is a good way to increase water content. My advice is, just know what you're getting into. Sheet mask is not a "necessary" step so don't feel obligated to do it just because everyone else does it. If you found a sheet mask that you really love? COMMIT! 😉❤️
I haven't found one that I want to commit so I haven't been sheet masking for the last 4-5 months!