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June 20, 2018

Here’s How You Can Get #Sheetfaced — Anytime, Anywhere

Think sheet masking is just a private at-home, at-night thing? Get ready to change your masking mindset because getting #sheetfaced is now an anywhere, anytime thing. Here’s how you can sheet mask for every occasion.


We tend to think that sheet masks are reserved for our nighttime routines only. I’m certainly guilty of this. But hey, I can admit when I’m wrong! Sheet masks are for anytime, anywhere. Planes? Check. At the gym? SURE! Steaming in the jjimjilbang? Obviously.


Let’s discuss all the different ways you can use sheet masks for every occasion!


sheet mask for every occasion


Before you do your makeup


I know you’re like, “Girl, I press snooze five times before I rush out of bed with 30 minutes to get ready for work. I don’t have time to mask in the morning before I do my makeup!” But listen, you do! Using a mask before you do your makeup ensures that your skin is nice and hydrated, which means your makeup will go on more smoothly (and quickly!) — no cake face or flakes over here! If I do wear a mask during my morning routine, I wear it while I’m doing my other morning stuff like making coffee, looking at emails, or throwing something together for breakfast. It’s like a 2-for-1 deal, with a bonus of your skin looking hella bomb afterwards.


For morning masking, I like to go for lightweight masks with hydrating, anti-inflammatory ingredients like snail, honey, and propolis.


Try: Papa Recipe Bombee Black Honey masks, Innisfree Green Tea Second Skin Oil Serum


sheet mask for every occasion


After the gym


Pro tip: Reward yourself after you’ve kicked ass in the gym by using a nice, cool sheet mask after you finish washing your face. I like to keep a few of my favorite sheet masks in the fridge for this occasion. Nothing feels better on super flushed skin than a chilled sheet mask! A chilled sheet mask is also perfect for after a long day at the beach/lake/river/summer in general. Look for masks with cooling properties to calm redness and inflammation.


Try: Missha Ice Sorbet Cooling, Brightening Sheet Mask

Missha Ice Sorbet Sheet Mask Cooling Brightening 30g sheet mask for every occasion

After a chemical peel or strong facial treatment


I love love LOVE to use a super hydrating cream sheet mask after I do a chemical peel or any type of high percentage chemical exfoliant. Your skin can feel a bit tight and dry after using a peel, so I look to infuse my skin with a lot of moisture right after I finish. For maximum results, mist your face first with the A’Pieu Mask Booster Gel Mist, gently tap it in, and then apply the sheet mask of your choice. My all-time favorites are the Leaders Nourishing Vaseline masks, a perfect gel-cream sheet mask that really packs a hydrating punch.


Also try: Innisfree Jeju Orchid Enriched Cream Mask


sheet mask for every occasion


On the plane


Yes. I am that hella extra person who uses sheet masks during long haul (or even short) flights. And sure, you might get some crazy looks, but when everyone else gets off the plane looking extra shriveled up and dehydrated and you look like you’ve been drinking 80 gallons of water — refreshed and plump, honey — you won’t think twice.


For flights, I like to use sheet masks that are full of hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, snail mucin, and glacial water.


Try: Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask, Su:m37 Water-full Deep Hydrating Gel Mask


sheet mask for every occasion


At the jjimjilbang (Korean spa)


If there is any place that a sheet mask is completely, 100,000% appropriate, it’s the Korean spa (aka jjimjilbang aka my favorite place on earth). Listen, whenever I go to the jjimjilbang, I take FULL advantage of the fact I can sheet mask the entire time I’m there. I like to use one while I’m soaking in the hot tub, while I’m in the steam room, while I’m sitting in the salt heat rooms … everywhere, really. It’s the one time you be completely ridiculous and use like four to six sheet masks in a day. Is there such a thing as too many sheet masks? I don’t think so.


To really seal the deal, use a mask with traditional hanbang ingredients like ginseng.


Try: The History of Whoo Radiant White Ampoule Mask, Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel mask


sheet mask for every occasion


Where’s the craziest place you’ve gotten #sheetfaced? How do you sheet mask for every occasion? Let us know in the comments!



Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.




I used to get weekly facials when my friend was in aesthetics school, and I'd wear a sheet mask on my drive home. I drove like 45 minutes to her school, so that was plenty of time for a good masking session. It helped that my appointments were always in the evening, so the drive home tended to happen after dark!


That sounds amazing! Ha. I need to find a nearby beauty school :D


I need to start using my masks more often.. I think summer time especially. Need to quench the thirsty skin. If you mask in the morning, do you wash off the leftover essence? Or wait for it to soak in? I feel like it wouldn’t go well w makeup..


When I've masked in the morning I tap the leftover essence in and I seal everything in with a lightweight moisturizer. This actually helps my makeup more because the moisturizer acts like a primer.


Ooh interesting! I’ll have to try it soon!


I need to give those Nature Republic Hydrogels a shot! I think misting or applying something under a sheet mask really is essential to reaping max benefits from it. I think sometimes people are told/get the impression that a sheet mask takes the place of the majority of their skincare and I would say it's definitely more supplemental than anything.


That Nature Republic Ginseng Hydrogel makes you feel expensive and extra pampered! I agree with you that they're more supplemental and ADD to skincare but doesn't replace other steps!


I feel like I'm the only one who hates super chilled masks!! I mask on planes, but I don't have time in the morning...not with needing to also work in a 15 minute wait between sunscreen and makeup...I mask at night and on weekends when I have more time!


For me, a regular sheet mask is cold enough so I hardly ever chill mine. (It'd probably be a different story if I ever went to the gym lol)

Can we talk about the Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Gold Hydrogel mask? I am so obsessed with it!!! Also, I love a fresh chilled mask out of the fridge in the hotter summer months. It feels so refreshing and is a great pick me up after a long day.