If you have never used a sheet mask before it’s high time you did! Instagram is flooded daily with photos of face masks. You are probably wondering, what is a sheet mask and do they actually work or is it just for the image? Let’s dig deeper and find out the truth!
What is a sheet mask?
A sheet mask is like a real mask, it’s a piece of fabric that is cut into the shape of a face with holes for your eyes, nose and mouth. The only difference is a sheet mask is packed with nutrients and vitamins serum to help cleanse, moisturise and revitalise your skin. What sheet masks are great for is hydrating your skin. If you ever go for a facial at your local beauty salon most often at the end of the facial you will be given a sheet mask. This is to lock everything in and rejuvenate your skin.
Sheet masks are very different from facial masks. A facial mask usually comes in a tub or a tube and it is in a paste form. You apply to your face, wait for it to dry and then you wash it off. With the sheet mask you put it on your face, wait about 15-20 minutes and then you throw it out- they are not reusable. Sheet masks are usually packaged individually, there’s no mess involved and they are very easy to use. Another big difference is that face masks can exfoliate the skin whereas, sheet masks do not.
Sheet masks originate from South Korea where skin care is one of the top priorities. However, now they are made all over the world and many have improved the South Korea ones! My favourite sheet mask is the Instaclear Control Sheet Mask by
The Instaclear Control Sheet Mask is a purifying charcoal sheet mask. Do not get confused here with the charcoal face masks which you leave to dry and then peel off. Those I do not recommend, you can read here why. The charcoal sheet mask,
What is the Instaclear Control Sheet Mask?
The box comes with 3 sheet masks inside, each one wrapped individually. It is made for trouble-prone skin, it helps to refine pores, calm redness and hydrate the skin. It’s made from ‘a powerful blend of premium extracts including Hydrolyzed Rice Bran & White Willow Bark Extract’. What I love the most and I’m sure you will too is that it’s free of all the bad stuff. There’s no parabens, pigments, silicones and mineral oil. I love using products that I know will not harm my skin. The sheet mask is designed to help fight breakouts and acne. It is made in the UK.
How to use the sheet mask?
When I first opened the packaging I was slightly confused. The sheet mask comes folded in the package and unfolding it can be a bit tricky because it’s wet and slimy. It didn’t take long for me to get the hang of it though! Before using the mask make sure your face is cleansed and dry or the mask will not be as effective.
Unfold the sheet and peel half of the outer layer and begin to place the mask on your face. The easiest way to do this is to position the mask around your eyes, nose and mouth and slowly remove the rest of the outer layer. Getting the mask into the right position is fairly easy because the mask isn’t too delicate to move around so if you position it wrongly you can still move it around. Once you are happy with where you have placed the mask, softly massage your face for a close fit and to get rid of any air bubbles.
After applying, you can relax and chill for about 15-20 minutes after which, you remove it. Removing it is really simple, you peel it away and you’re done. There will be some serum left on your face but you can leave it on like you would with any moisturiser. It’s that easy.
Why I love the Instaclear Control Sheet Mask
After doing my regular evening skincare routine, which is cleansing and toning, I put the sheet mask on my face. I love how easy it is to use, I did it from my bed with a hand mirror. For ease of use it definitely gets top marks! After a little fiddling, I got the mask to sit perfectly on my face. It felt cold at first but then I got used to it. It is extremely lightweight and easy to wear, after the first minute or 2 I barely noticed I was wearing anything at all. Luckily, my kids were asleep or they might have been a little scared- I looked like I was ready to rob a bank!
I used the next 20 minutes to catch up on some Netflix. When 20 minutes was up I peeled the mask away and for a minute or 2 massaged in the remaining serum.
I can genuinely say, I love the mask and I will absolutely be using it again. My face felt incredibly soft and I instantly noticed that my horrendous spot was less swollen and actually felt smaller and not as deep. I can first hand say that the mask definitely helps with spots and breakouts. I am so excited about this, I think this is going to become my go-to mask! My skin also has a glow and a smoother complexion to it.
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Let me know what you think of the sheet mask and what your favourite sheet mask is!